The postgraduate study program M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology was originally developed and offered at Freie University (FU) Berlin from 2010-2019. From the winter semester 2019/20 the VMA program will be offered exclusively at HMKW Berlin University of Applied Sciences.
The contemporary M.A. program equips students with an in-depth knowledge of Visual and Media Anthropology, which is essential to becoming professional documentary filmmakers and documentary photographers. Students will become the leading voices in the fields of digital anthropology for science, TV broadcasts, museums, cultural institutions, film festivals, galleries, online media platforms and governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in the production of audio-visual media for the representation of indigenous, national and transnational culture.
The Visual and Media Anthropology M.A. is conducted online by a diverse team with over a decade of online teaching experience. Distance Learning is offered via LMS Canvas through live-streams of classes, presentations and discussions. Additionally, two optional in-house workshops are offered. Students must assume additional (travel, room) costs arising from in-house workshops (not mandatory) and fieldwork periods. The program was one of the winners of the Best Practice in Online Teaching by CEDIS Center for Digital Systems Freie Universität Berlin.
|Type||Distance learning (flexible e-learning in virtual classrooms, webinars etc.)|
|Degree||Master of Arts (M.A.)|
|Tuition fees||4020,- € per semester (16.080,- € in total for the two year's program)|
4 semesters (2 years)
Winter term (October)
Applicants: This program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in any subject.
Target jobs: Documentary filmmaking (theatrical release, video-on-demand, online and TV 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.
Our students conducted internships in following institutions:
For admission requests, please e-mail vma[at]hmkw.de