Art History in a Global Context: Focus on Africa

- Master´s programs

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Art History
Art History of Africa
Contact
Prof. Dr. Tobias Wendl and Dr. Verena Rodatus
Address
Koserstr. 20
14195 Berlin
Fax
(030) 838-4 55286


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For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to art history, cultural studies, or African languages and literature with at least 30 credits in art and history,

  • Proof of English language skills (CEFR Level B1),

  • Proof of French, Portuguese, or Arabic language skills (CEFR Level A2).

The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

The research-oriented master’s degree program in Art History in a Global Context, Concentration on Africa, aims to provide students with detailed, advanced knowledge in the fields of “old,” modern, and contemporary art of Africa and the African Diaspora. The content of this study program is also designed to accommodate a more in-depth regional focus and the acquisition of detailed knowledge in the areas of visual arts and visual culture (cinema, advertising, architecture, photography). The ultimate goal is to enable students to perform independent and critically minded academic work, share methodologies and knowledge with others, and apply academic methods, theories (postcolonial theory, interculturality, etc.), and knowledge within the various professional fields open within this discipline.

Admission for the 1st semester
No limited admissions
Admission for higher semesters
No limited admissions
Application and registration period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 – May 31 (for winter semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester), and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Enrollment period
see notice of admission
Program start
Winter semester
Language
German
Degree
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Duration
4 semesters