Master's programme in Visual culture and Learning

120 credits, full-time, daytime

Konstfack offers the opportunity to study for a Degree of Master of Arts in Visual culture and Learning

Visual culture and Learning can be described as a field of knowledge at the intersection between artistic and scientific research, including theoretical perspectives such as visual culture, performativity, identity and learning. It is also a field of knowledge that combines both ethnographic and artistic cultural concepts; aesthetic learning processes, design processes, media and communication science, multimodal knowledge forms and cultural entrepreneurship. A Master's programme in Visual culture and Learning aims to link these areas to issues relating to visual arts education, as well as knowledge on ethics and value issues, formal and informal learning, accessibility, inclusion and sustainability.

In many areas of society, the importance of visual culture is discussed as a resource and material for identity creation, understanding and knowledge through the act of seeing and image communication. The significance of different ways of seeing, of making and using visual and aesthetic experiences in everyday life, is discussed and studied as a circulation of social and cultural “visual practices”.

Within the educational area, this can be seen as aspects of growing up in a visual culture, where we to a great extent are involved in the use of image media as forms of knowledge, experience and understanding. The will and need to visualise experiences can, for example, be linked to technological and media development, which has also led to the development of different technologies for visual experience, a visual literacy, a media literacy and, nowadays, a multiple literacy that describes the various forms of mediation and visual digital communication that today constitutes basic knowledge within different fields of knowledge and occupational areas.

The Master’s Programme in Visual culture and Learning is offered with two specialisations:

Degree
Both specialisations lead to a Degree of Master of Arts in Visual culture and Learning with a specialisation in Visual Arts Education


More information

If you have questions about how to apply, please contact:
Student Office
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+46 8 450 41 77

For more information about the programme, please contact:
Carolina Setterberg
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+ 46 8 450 4150

Professor Anette Göthlund
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+ 46 8 767 233 481

Programme syllabus (Will be revised by 2018)
Programme syllabus for the Master's programme in Visual culture and Learning

Degree projects
2017

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Updated: 6 November 2017
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