The Department of Social Science offers a two-year full-time Master in Visual Anthrpology at UIT the Arctic University of Norway. The aim of this programme is to teach students how to produce knowledge about people's lives and cultures through an exploration of their everyday lives based on the use of qualitative social science research methods and ethnographic film. The programme combines lectures in academic theory and method, filmmaking and practical instruction in camerawork, sound recording and editing.
The students at the Master's programme follow a set of courses the first two semesters before they travel on fieldwork. Based on this fieldwork, the students write a Master's Thesis and make an ethnographic film. For a complete setup of the programme, please refer to the Programme structure below.
The films produced at Visual Anthropology are well known for their quality. Every year several films are selected for international documentary and ethnographic film festivals. The originality of the program has led to a special educational prize from UiT, the Arctic University of Norway and a further award for educational quality from the Ministry of Education.
A degree in Visual Anthropology can open doors to a variety of national and international positions in:
- social research
- television and film production
- youth and education programmes
More informationVisit official programme website
- Approaching Social Realities: Understanding Other Peoples' Life-worlds
- Anthropological Theory and Ethnographic Praxis
- From Fieldwork Experience to Ethnographic Film and Text
- Conveying social realities: Exploring audio-visual narrative strategies
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesVisual Arts Anthropology View 4 other Masters in Visual Arts in Norway
- Bachelor's degree in social, visual or cultural anthropology and statement of purpose
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
- semester fee of NOK 625 (57 EUR)
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