Visuality is studied from a critical and intermedial perspective, which includes elements of sound, gestures and spatial atmospheres, and where aspects like power, history, social relations, gender, and ethnicity are central. The programme is mainly constructed as an interdisciplinary combination of Art History and Visual Studies and Film Studies. Furthermore the role of visual communication (and to some extent, its auditory reinforcements) is analysed –in artistic as well as mass medial forms – when it comes to shaping the major issues of life and society. The programme covers both mass culture and art, for instance, design objects, architecture and urban environments; art; film and television; comics and computer games, as well as scientific images. Programme modules/Courses: Theory of Science and Methodology in Visual Culture (15 ECTS), Critical Perspectives on Globalism in Visual Culture (15 ECTS), Environment and Nature (15 ECTS) and Representations of Violence in the Visual Arts and Media (15 ECTS), Histories of Modern Visuality (15 ECTS), Body and Image (15ECTS), Master’s degree project (30 ECTS).
After completing the programme you will be able to actively mediate your knowledge of the visual field, thereby satisfying society’s needs for critical tools of analysis. Future career prospects include work within: cultural administration and production, planning and shaping of public space, cultural journalism/criticism, teaching, and research within the field of visual studies, as well as in a wider research context, given the growing importance of visual knowledge in other areas, e.g. the biosciences, pedagogy, etc.
Bachelor´s degree in any of the following subjects (or in equivalent subjects from other or foreign universities): Art History, Visual Studies, Film studies, Design, Architecture, Musicology. English 6/English Course B.
based on academic qualifications and a letter of intent.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under ‘Entry requirements’). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
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