Studies in Visual and Material Culture, 15 credits

About the education

The course aims to provide knowledge in response to society’s growing need for theoretical competence in the fields of visual and material culture studies. The course is intended for students with a background in a wide range of subjects in the fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences as well as for professionals working in the visual field who wish to advance their theoretical skills.

The course provides an introduction to a range of theoretical perspectives and methods for the study of visual and material expressions in a broad sense and the ways in which such expressions produce and communicate knowledge, norms, values and identities in different social and cultural contexts. Analytical tools for the study of visualizations of material culture, their production and consumption are discussed with examples from fields such as anthropology, art, design, fashion, film, media communication and popular culture.

The course is taught in English.

Subject: History

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Area of interest: Arts and Humanities

How are different cultures created and how do they affect us? Arts and Humanities is an area of interest that includes a wide variety of subjects such as Archaeology, Philosophy, History, Religion, Ethnology, Literature, and Theatre and Performance Studies. In one way or another these subjects are an expression of how culture affects human beings and society. As a student you will improve your analytical skills and learn to identify different lines of development, often in an interdisciplinary context.

Studies within Arts and Humanities give you broad general competence that is very useful in the job market, where autonomy, analytical and communication skills are in great demand.

Department responsible for education

Department of History