Visual Ethnography (MSc)
About the programme
Visual Ethnography combines anthropological theory and hands-on audiovisual practice.
In the fall, you develop your own visual ethnography research project, with a thesis proposal and portfolio film. In the winter, you produce audiovisual materials during a 2,5-month period of fieldwork. In the spring, you analyse your materials and edit a montage of key sequences into a final multimodal thesis. In the summer, you complete the programme with your own ethnographic film and/or an expanded multimedia production.
Starting in September
The master's specialisation in Visual Ethnography is only offered as part of the programme starting in September each year (and therefore not available from February).
- Large Issues, Small Places (10 EC)
- Research Design for Visual Ethnography (5 EC)
- Research Proposal for Visual Ethnography (5 EC)
- Ethnographic Fieldwork (20 EC)
- Thesis Seminar for Visual Ethnography (5 EC)
- Master thesis project (15 EC)
What do you learn in the master's specialisation in Visual Ethnography?
"It’s about more than learning. This is a transformational program. Not only are students following lessons in the field, gaining practical skills, pursuing individualized research, but they also engage in a process of self-attunement, in which they learn to see and hear the world in new and insightful ways."