Arts Research and Study Opportunities

Thousands of study and academic opportunities in Arts are available internationally. Conferences and summer schools in Arts are organized regularly in the best academic centers of the world. The majority of universities and many foundations also offer BA, MA, and Ph.D. programs in Arts as wells as postdoctoral research grants, awards, and fellowships. Below you will find the updated list of international opportunities available in Arts.

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Arts as a Discipline

Arts, both as a phenomenon and a discipline, is the second oxygen in life. 

Those managing to expose their eyes and ears to artists' aesthetics regularly have even visually apparent open-mindedness, internal organization, and calmness of mind, critical things for succeeding in many practical life spheres. 

There are some arguments on "does studying arts as a major become outdated?". Considering the common association of arts with poor and undervalued artists, most of us unfortunately have, many people think this is not a profession worth investing in. Even many art lovers might think arts should have a place in life, however, not as a person's primary studied discipline. 

In parallel, there are people born with a talent and a mission to create. Above any materialistic concerns, those individuals can't imagine devoting their lives to something other than their hearts dictate them. Mainly for those kinds of people, this section of ARMACAD collects studying, funding, networking, and other arts opportunities. 

Addressing the suspicious attitude of many people to arts discipline, some universities offer arts courses as minors. In this way, students can combine the disciplines with higher returns, such as business, law, data science, etc., with arts courses to secure themselves by having a stable profession. 

Moreover, some universities even claim arts are necessary for students, regardless of which sphere they specialize in. Arts develop a neural system, granting people creativity, imagination, integrated sensory, cognitive, emotional, and motor capacities that boost students' productivity in other fields and sometimes even improve test scores. 

Common Arts Degrees

You might often meet BA or MA. Those two abbreviations stand for Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. Arts is a self-sufficient discipline, offering all the degree programs and additional training that most other disciplines have. 

When thinking about what Arts degree you should pursue, ask your heart first. Do you want to create sculptures by hand, sing, act on the stage, dance, or something else? There are Arts courses for almost all the Arts directions, and this section introduces some of the most popular ones.

Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) are the most common degrees you will meet in most universities. Fine Arts are the degree program you can directly communicate, ask questions, and benefit from the renowned artists' experience sharing in your chosen field. The specializations you can choose inside Fine Arts include Architecture, Drawing, Painting, Art design, Sculpture, Digital Media, Printmaking, etc. 

Art History Degrees

Art history degrees will reveal any of your desired art period history for you. There are different programs within this degree: those that specialize in a specific movement of art and those who specialize in art development for a certain period. 

Art and Design

The degree program contradicts the notion that art and design are entirely separate spheres of study. Here, you will study to combine both to achieve an end result in different creative fields. 

Film School Degrees

Suppose you want to understand film production basics and acquire first-importance skills in this field, such as computer animation, photography, film, television production, screenwriting, game art, etc. A Film School degree is the right place. 

Arts Management

That simple, Art Management is an art + management, a sphere that prepares workers, who can manage the operations of art organizations. You may also meet this degree under the name of Art Administration, and it’s an excellent opportunity to surround yourself with your favorite arts atmosphere. 

Generally, Arts degrees aim to give students practical knowledge on how to create different art objects. However, their foremost mission is to create an inspiring atmosphere and encourage the inner creativity of students. 

As a student that is still on the way to apply for a BA, you might expect to study in studios, surrounded by the cultural interior and necessary equipment for your chosen field. That is true, but partially. Depending on your desired direction, you may also study in a purely academic, essay-based format like in the case of art history. 

Anyway, studying the discipline of arts creates an atmosphere of creative brainstorming. Students discuss the same subject from different perspectives, critique and assess peer's works, and advise professional artists and curators. This highly influences the development of creative potential. 

Arts Career Applications 

As mentioned above, art careers are often underestimated. Many people think that if the Arts graduate doesn't become the famous worldly artist, their income potential remains low. 

However, there are several fields and contemporary methods to monetize creative skills. Moreover, with the development of digital media, creativity is one of any person's top competitive skills. 

So, let's list the career options Arts majors can have without compromising their interest in some field to money. Usually, the degrees in fashion design and architecture are among the highest paid ones. They also have the most demand in the market. 

As an Arts graduate, you will gain the skills of imagination, creative problem-solving and decision making, verbal and written communication, visual presentation, etc. Suppose you can also mix those skills with knowledge in technologies and programming. In that case, there are plenty of popular employment options in terms of high-demand in the market and high salaries. 

Arts graduates can work as: 

  • graphic designers
  • photographers
  • filmmakers
  • art teachers
  • makeup artists
  • art dealer
  • art director
  • fashion designer
  • animators
  • printmakers, etc. 

The mentioned job opportunities are an excellent option to combine your creative passion with a practical mindset of earning well. Also, in parallel, there are opportunities to improve your artistic skills and strike your popularity as a fine artist of your field, and we hope this section of ARMACAD will help you in that.