The program is intended for researchers in the social and cultural sciences and the humanities as well as media professionals. The two-year program will combine the teaching of theoretical knowledge with practical skills, with emphasis placed on anthropological films and video. The program will be presented in a blended learning form with a combination of e-learning and in-house workshops.
The faculty of the new program includes professors from the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, the Seminar for Film Studies, and the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, all of Freie Universität, as well as lecturers from Luwdwig-Maximiliams-Universität Munich and the Centre for Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Media professionals from the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle and a post-production firm in Berlin, in addition to freelance filmmakers specialized in anthropological films, will contribute to the practical workshops.