New Master's Program in Visual and Media Anthropology

Application Deadline: August 15, 2008

№ 220/2008 from Jul 08, 2008

The Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin will be offering a new advanced graduate degree program in Visual and Media Anthropology as of the winter semester 2008/2009. The program is one of its kind in Germany. The language of instruction is English, and the approach is international. The focus will be on visual and auditive means of communiation in non-European communities.

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.

Further Information


The application deadline is August 15, 2008. Up to 20 participants may be admitted to the program. There are tuition fees.

For further information about the program, please see:

Please direct questions regarding the program to:

Dr. Urte Undine Frömming, Program Director
Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0)30 / 838-56865

For questions regarding the application procedure, please contact:

Anne-Marie Reynaud