Message posted on 07/03/2023

AudioVisual & Media Anthropology and the Documentary Arts

Dear Colleagues

we have a call for applications for our next in-take (fall 2023) and would appreciate if you could forward this e-mail via your departments' mailing lists or spread the word to your students and other people who might be interested in advanced training in AudioVisual & Media Anthropology and the Documentary Arts.

Master Program "Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices" | University of Mnster Homepage: The application period for the new master course starting in autumn 2023 is open! Deadline: 31.03.2023

Participants of the course graduate by producing media project (film, or photography, web-documentary, podcast, Vlog, installation etc) and they write up a shortened MA thesis (15-20.000 words) that is closely related to their media project. Thesis & Media Project count 50% each into the final assessment of the graduation project. The program offers all classes (modules 1-7, approx. 50 days) as blocks of courses and participants need not be based permanently in Mnster or Germany for that matter. However, international students can apply for a student visa and stay in Mnster or elsewhere in germany or the EU. In addition to the seven in-house block courses students participate five further online-courses (tutorials) to follow up the in-house classes. Each of these five video conference tutorials consists of seven sessions (x2 hours) and further learnweb interaction and assignments. Thereby, students experience continuity and a sustainable study environment also between the in-house classes.

In todays globalized world, where media representations shape social and political spheres, a critical understanding of media and (audio-)visual culture is crucial. Media studies, rooted in social anthropology, offers an in-depth approach to analyzing the complex connections between media, culture and society. The Master Program "Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices" trains students in theory and practice in the areas of visual anthropology, the documentary arts (film/photography/installation/&multimodal approaches), the study of media culture and media anthropology.

Please find our flyer and brochure as PDF here (sorry slightly outdated): rochure_Visual_Anthropology.pdf and links to our facebook page: as well as to our homepage:

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Best wishes MA Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices

Thomas John | Doctoral Researcher Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Freie Universitt Berlin & Associate Lecturer, Dept. of Social and Cultural Anthropology WWU Mnster .html

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