|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€9,100.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A Bachelor“s degree with at least 45 ECTS-points (i.e. 75 % of a full-time academic year of study) within anthropology.
NB! As the track in Visual Anthropology only admits a limited number of students each year, meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to the programme.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Danish / Norwegian / Swedish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
If the documents mentioned above are not in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English, they must be accompanied by translations into English. The translations of your diploma and grade transcript must be officially certified translations into English, either by your home institution or a certified translator. The course description may be translated by yourself, but certified by your university.
NB! Your language test results cannot be older than 2 years (incl. CAE, CPE).
When you sign up for an IELTS or TOEFL test, you must also ask the test institution to send your test results to AU. The university will use the results sent by the testing institution to validate your document. The Aarhus University TOEFL code is 8935 (select “Other department not listed”).
It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken your English language test and obtained the required result. Instead you must submit documentation that you have signed up for a test.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Please also provide the following:
1. Course descriptions in English briefly describing the contents of your specific BA courses or other information that will contribute to describing the contents of your Bachelor’s degree programme.
2. Official descriptions of relevant courses to be completed after the application deadline.
3. An official description of the marking scale used at your home university.
4. Statement of relevance: a brief statement in English (1-2 pages) which explains:
You may also enclose additional documentation of relevant work experience, courses, letters of recommendation, etc.
This programme provides students with practical and theoretical skills to take part in visual anthropological debates about the workings of human imagination and perception in diverse cultural settings. Through hands-on workshops in the production of anthropological film, photography and exhibitions, students learn to apply audiovisual and new social media as a participatory research method and as a means of analytic expression. The aim is to develop practical and conceptual sensibilities that allow students to explore and experiment with the interfaces and dialectics of human perception, emotion and imagination beyond what can be contained in words.
In addition to specific themes in visual anthropology, students attend courses in general anthropological debates and methodologies. This grounding in broad theoretical debates allows students to engage in audio-visual communication of relevance beyond the specialized field of visual anthropology.
There is not a job called ‘experimental visual anthropologist’. But there is a clear and increasing demand in public institutions as well as private corporations for people with the necessary skills and methodological sensibilities to do in-depth audio-visual analysis and communication. Audiovisual methodologies are in high demand in the social sciences in large as well as within the anthropology of business, organization, consumption, advertising and production design. This programme is not only designed for students who wish to become ethnographic film directors or museum curators. The emphasis is on educating full-scale anthropologists with special capabilities in audio-
visual analysis and communication.
Anthropologists have many different career paths, including teaching, project management, development projects, and consultancy and analysis work within the following areas:
- The social sector;
- Organisation and staff;
- Development and aid to developing countries;
- Analysis and evaluation;