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Program overview
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Berlin
October 2021

Berlin
October 2022

Berlin
October 2023

Program description

M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology

This contemporary Masters program equips students with in-depth knowledge of visual and media anthropological themes in order to prepare them to become future leaders in the fields of digital media, artificial intelligence, the film industry, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. Distance Learning is offered via LMS Canvas and daily live-streams of classes with lectures, presentations and discussions. The program aims to develop and shape leading voices in the cultural industries, including museums and galleries, film festivals, news and social media, and other institutions involved in the production of art and culture.

Features

The program offers broad qualifications in the field of visual anthropology as well as practical professional knowledge and skills in digital anthropology. It deals with digital cultural forms of representation and teaches practical film, photography and exhibition work in an intercultural context.

Admission requirements

Applicants: This program is aimed at students who have an undergraduate degree in any subject and have already have gained work experience relevant to their field of study.

Entry requirements:

  • A very good degree (university or university of applied sciences) 
  • A minimum of one year of work experience (internship, jobs, projects) subsequent to the completion of the undergraduate or first degree. This work experience should be related to your first degree or to some sort of media practice.
  • Proficiency in English (fluent in both written and spoken) is a must
  • Participants should have basic technical skills in film, video or photography
  • Participants must have adequate electronic equipment in order to deal with various multimedia materials; high-speed Internet access, a fast computer and a personal email account are compulsory. Owning a basic digital camera is recommended.
  • plus internal assessment process

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

First Semester

Basic Modules:

  • Visual Anthropology
  • Media Anthropology

Second Semester

Profile Modules:

  • Basics and Varieties of Ethnographic Film Production
  • Communication/Mediascapes
  • Applied Visual & Media Anthropology

Third Semester

Project Modules:

  • Internship
  • Film- or Media Project

Fourth Semester

  • Supervision Courses

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

This program is delivered via distance learning (flexible e-learning in virtual classrooms, webinars etc.).

Students and teachers meet online in virtual seminar rooms on an Open Sim platform. Everyone can create their own avatar beforehand. The campus and the rooms are located in a 3D campus building, which is optically modeled on the real HMKW in Berlin.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for this program is €4020 for semester, or €16080 total.

There is an admission fee of €980. This fee only needs to be paid once.

The following applicants are exempt from this admission fee:

  • EU citizens with a valid residential address in the EU,
  • Citizens of Schengen countries with a valid residential address in a Schengen country,
  • All applicants who have a residence permit for Germany for at least 2 years at the time of signing the contract.

Qualification

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

This Master's program equips students with in-depth knowledge of visual and media anthropological themes in order to prepare them to become future leaders in the fields of digital media, artificial intelligence, social media, the documentary film industry, and international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Career opportunities

Target jobs: Documentary filmmaking for TV and online channels, indigenous media, the new media industry (education games, social media applications and mixed-reality-environments), immersive or virtual reality-technology industry, VR storytelling for educational games, film broadcast & online video industry with a focus on news coverage about cultures worldwide; anthropological questions of artificial intelligence, social analysis of robotic technology, museum and art industries (curators, artists), jobs in governmental and non-governmental organizations in the sector of sustainable development and capacity building in developing and emerging countries with a focus on media usage.

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About this institute

Teaching and research profile: open and intercultural

HMKW is a private, state-approved university of applied sciences with three locations across Germany: Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt/Main. State-approved by the Berliner Senatsverwaltung (Federal Senate Administration of Berlin) Institutionally accredited by the German Wissenschaftsrat (Federal Science Council) All study programs are...


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Contact info

HMKW University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management

Ackerstraße 76
13355 Berlin
Germany

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