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Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices

Master Visual Anthropology

Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices

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Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices

Study in Münster/Germany

Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices

Part-time program: work and study at the same time

Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices

Students of Visual Anthropology

Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices

The application period for the new master course starting in autumn 2023 is open!

In today’s globalized world, where media representations shape social and political spheres, a critical understanding of media and (audio-) visual culture is crucial. Media studies, rooted in social anthropology, offers an in-depth approach to analyzing the complex connections between media, culture and society.

The three-year Master Program trains students in theory and practice in the areas of visual anthropology, the documentary arts (film/photography/installation), media culture and media anthropology. Conceptual and practical knowledge within these areas can be applied in academia, the arts, and culture and media industries, as well as to social, applied, or educational media projects. Students study the theoretical and practical foundations of visual anthropology, they gain experience in film production, project development, and (audio-) visual installation. Ultimately, they acquire the necessary skills for producing their own research projects and media outputs.

The Master Program is designed with working professionals in mind and is an option for people who want to study while continuing in employment or other commitments. This program is for students with a background in the social sciences and humanities, especially those in cultural, media and communication studies. Find out more about the concept and target group of the program!

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The master program "Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices" is accredited by AQAS. Please note: you are always welcome to contact the student coordinator in case of any questions! We nevertheless recommend you to read our FAQs first!

Will Corona affect my studies?

Right at the moment all lectures can take place in-house in our premises in Münster. However all Corona rules – as so often before – are subject to change depending on whether lawmakers issue new regulations in the coming months. In any case lectures will either take place in-house or are likely to be delivered using a combination of online and on-campus methods.



Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität


Winter semester 2023/2024

WWU Weiterbildung gemeinnützige GmbH, Königsstr. 47, 48143 Münster, Germany

Language of Instruction

12.950,- € (for the entire three-year program)

Target Group
social, humanities, cultural, media and communication academics and scientists

WWU Weiterbildung gemeinnützige GmbH