Masters in Arts, Design & Architecture

Visual Arts


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Visual arts are forms of art that focus on creating pieces of work that mainly make use of the visual environment, while trying to convey messages of emotion, ideas or information. Visual arts covers three main sub-fields: fine art (painting, drawing, graphics, sculpture, architecture), decorative art (tapestry, ceramics, mosaic art, glass art, jewellery art) and contemporary art (artistic photography, art print, video art, animation, graffiti art). This discipline relates to similar areas such as art and art history, graphic design and cultural studies.

Students of visual arts usually have the chance to learn about visual expression culture, post-modernism, animation, art history, film, graphic design, photography, print media, and more.

Graduates will gain general competencies to explore the artistic message expressed in visual language, as well as conduct functional or aesthetic creations using various basic materials and techniques. They will gain knowledge of design techniques, master the use of colour and understand theories of composition.

Career opportunities for visual arts graduates include: desktop publisher, photographer, make-up artist, drafter, craft artist, exhibition designer, glass blower, graphic designer, illustrator.

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Suggested Masters in Visual Arts

M.A. Visual Arts and Visual Communications Design

Obtaining the Master of Art degree of the Visual Arts and Visual Communications Design program at Sabanci University involves a rigorous study which combines studio work in art and design study related to these fields, and which form the two main tracks of the program.

M.Sc. Vision, Graphics and Interactive Systems

How is it possible to create non-real figures, such as Gollum from Lord of the Rings, and insert them into a motion picture? Why are some products so appealing and easy to use, while others are not? Together, these  topics form the core of the programme in Vison, Graphics and Interactive Systems at Aalborg University.

M.A. Art and Visual Culture (Research)

The research Master’s in Art and Visual Culture studies the relationship between art, the past and the present from various angles, including the interpretation of the cultural contexts of visual expressions and their transformations throughout the ages up to now. This programme is geared towards classical archaeologists, art historians and cultural scholars alike. You’ll gain insight into general humanities methods and theories as well as those specific for those three fields. You can then go to focus on your own topic in the field of Art-Historical, Cultural Studies and Archaeology.