Humanities and Art field encompasses academic disciplines that study human condition and the essence of what it means to be human in the fast changing world. Humanities are similar to liberal arts in many ways and the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academic programmes in humanities cover a broad, interdisciplinary study of society and culture throughout history. Practitioners use methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative. Studies of language, literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts are among the study subjects in humanities field. Studies in music are also considered to be in the field, where music is used to broaden capabilities of non-musicians by teaching skills such as concentration and listening.
Studies in humanities help students develop a broad understanding of cultural expression and improve their analytical and communication skills. Students can improve their understanding of society through satisfying their intellectual curiosity in subjects such as philosophy, art, history and literature with an emphasis on multiculturalism.
The Master of Arts in Sociocultural Anthropology program offers students an opportunity to develop a strong theoretical foundation in the field of anthropology, and to participate in the vibrant intellectual life of the Department of Anthropology through workshops, talks, and other programs.
The Master’s Degree in Historical and Cultural Visualization is offered through the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies. The program integrates historical disciplines and the study of cultural artifacts with digital visualization techniques for the analysis and presentation of research. Students affiliate with an existing faculty research initiative, from which they will develop their own independent research project for the M.A. thesis.
The Film Making MA at Kingston University has been carefully developed during a 10-year period based on the direct experiences and practices of the staff and students within the growing and inclusive Kingston film making community. Our first principle is that film is a uniquely collective art form.
The Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts at Duke University brings together two forms of artistic activity — the documentary approach and experimental production in analog, digital, and computational media — in a unique program that will foster collaborations across disciplines and media as it trains sophisticated, creative art practitioners.
Stanford Classics offers an intellecturally vibrant and broadly transdisciplinary exploration of the ancient Mediterranean world. M.A. students specialize in literature, history, archaeology, or philosophy and the history of science; their training combines core skills and methods with innovative and theoretically informed approaches.
This programme trains students to conduct research on the politics, economics, sociology, culture, ethnicity, religions, and linguistics of Asian countries and peoples. Graduates go on to work worldwide in government, diplomacy, academia, and the nonprofit sector.
The Graduate Pathway in American Studies offers you the chance to enhance your English and academic ability. It will prepare you to successfully pursue graduate studies at University of South Florida.
The Master of Research in Art and Design (St Lucas University College of Art & Design Antwerp) is the perfect supplementary training to a Master of Art and Design.
The Modern French Studies (Paris) MA allows you to undertake postgraduate study in French literature, society and culture, from the 18th century to the present, and benefit from the complementary experience of living in Paris.
Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Film Sound Design train artists and professionals to work as sound designers and sound engineers in all areas of film production. The aim of master’s studies is to improve the student’s skills, especially in the area of sound design. The student gains a greater understanding and mastery of the artistic, production and technical content of his/her professional area by means of course modules and practice work that steadily increases in its level of difficulty.
The free-standing M.A. program is intended for students who wish to develop an advanced competence in Philosophy. Some of our free-standing M.A. students do not plan to go on to Ph.D. programs in Philosophy. Other free-standing M.A. students do plan to go on to Ph.D. programs in Philosophy, but do not yet have the background in Philosophy to win admission to a Ph.D. program; for these students, the free-standing M.A. program provides the opportunity to begin graduate studies by taking classes alongside the students enrolled in our Ph.D. program.
MA in English (incorporates designated pathways in English, and Creative Writing, as well as chronologically based and thematic pathways (eg Medieval & Renaissance, Nineteenth century Literature and CUlture , Modern and Contemporary Literature, Children's Literature, Literary Heritage, Visual Cultures)