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MScAnthropology - Visual Anthropology

Tuition fee €9,100.00 per year
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This programme provides students with practical and theoretical skills to take part in visual anthropological debates about the workings of human imagination and perception in diverse cultural settings. Through hands-on workshops in the production of anthropological film, photography and exhibitions, students learn to apply audiovisual and new social media as a participatory research method and as a means of analytic expression. The aim is to develop practical and conceptual sensibilities that allow students to explore and experiment with the interfaces and dialectics of human perception, emotion and imagination beyond what can be contained in words.

In addition to specific themes in visual anthropology, students attend courses in general anthropological debates and methodologies. This grounding in broad theoretical debates allows students to engage in audio-visual communication of relevance beyond the specialized field of visual anthropology.

Career opportunities

There is not a job called ‘experimental visual anthropologist’. But there is a clear and increasing demand in public institutions as well as private corporations for people with the necessary skills and methodological sensibilities to do in-depth audio-visual analysis and communication. Audiovisual methodologies are in high demand in the social sciences in large as well as within the anthropology of business, organization, consumption, advertising and production design. This programme is not only designed for students who wish to become ethnographic film directors or museum curators. The emphasis is on educating full-scale anthropologists with special capabilities in audio-
visual analysis and communication.

Anthropologists have many different career paths, including teaching, project management, development projects, and consultancy and analysis work within the following areas:
- The social sector;
- Organisation and staff;
- Development and aid to developing countries;
- Analysis and evaluation;
- Health.

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Application start
Sep 1, 2019
Feb 1, 2020 23:59
Europe/Budapest time

We strongly suggest to apply before this date

Application deadline
Sep 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States