Visual Culture - Masters

City Student Scholarships Category Duration Admission Requirements Education Institution
Copenhagen SU berettiget Masters 2 year Bachelor University of Copenhagen
City Copenhagen
Student Scholarships SU berettiget
Category Masters
Duration 2 year
Admission Requirements Bachelor
Education Institution University of Copenhagen
Visual Culture

Visual Culture is a 2-year Master's program that focuses on image theory and the development of the visual medium from the middle of the last century until today. Visual Culture may be the classic image as we know it from Van Gogh, Salvador Dali and Asgar Jorn, but it can also be a digital photograph as the image of "Tank Man " (the unknown protesters in Tiananmen Square in China in 1989 defied the advance of government tanks by standing in the way) or the gruesome images from the genocide in Rwanda that wiped out an entire people and destroyed a generation.

You learn to put pictures as works of art in a social context and understand the historical, social and cultural perspectives that are accountable. The program is strictly theoretical and you learn not to create visual art.

Visual Culture is an exciting education, whose academic content has an interdisciplinary character. This means that you as a student at the Visual Culture subjects primarily of humanistic touch, but also a little theory, which draw support from the natural sciences. Specifically, as is all visual culture of visual phenomena, as well as the location and significance of these phenomena have in our society.

The period of time as the study focuses on is from 1945 until today. When Visual Culture mentioned so you're probably thinking primarily digital media like TV, Internet, concerts, social events, theater and the like., But by going deep within these main areas did you come into contact with such. music videos, interviews, movies, commercials, art-wing phenomena that are visual by nature and much more.

The idea is that as a student you get a lot of theoretical knowledge of visual culture, which you need to set up a practical reality. Therefore, teaching at the studio a mixture of theoretical lectures and practical exercises. In the theoretical education is also emphasized that you learn as Visual Culture history and cultural significance. It is possible to choose some electives, as well as letting a convenient stay or study to be an integral part of your education.

You can use this training to teach others in cultural history especially in the arts and media. You can become an expert in the use of media which is especially important in our time when social media share many photos and how advertising agencies need to reach their target audience through the media.

Just advertising agencies will need graduates in visual culture, and you will have great responsibility on your particular area if you are employed in an advertising agency.

Job Opportunities

Employed at an advertising agency, teacher of art and culture

Related student jobs

You can get a student job at an advertising agency and eventually be employed there.