Goldsmiths, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Anthropology and Visual Practice

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Develop your digital production skills, and combine them with key anthropological concepts. The BA Anthropology & Visual Practice programme helps develop your understanding of contemporary cultural issues, as well as your practical skills in both research methods and visual practice. Why study BA Anthropology & Visual Practice at Goldsmiths?

  • This programme approaches anthropology from a fresh angle that differs from the 'traditional anthropology' taught at other institutions.
  • You’ll receive hands-on training in a range of digital production skills, such as editing, videography, and photography. These new skills will complement your theoretical study, and prepare you for vocational opportunities when you graduate.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to investigate anthropology in relation to politics, religion, knowledge, philosophy and psychology – and you’ll learn to apply an interdisciplinary perspective to your work.
  • Examine anthropology from a contemporary perspective – what you learn in the classroom will be relevant in a variety of public domains, in Britain, and around the world.
  • You'll explore links between theoretical issues and ethnographic studies, enabling you to think critically about your own culture and society, and to apply knowledge learned in lectures to your everyday life.
  • Our graduates have gone on to work for the UN, World Bank, NGOs, law companies, media companies and corporate social responsibility (CSR) consultancies, while others have gone on to pursue academic careers.

Course details

Modules

In the first two years, you'll concentrate on basic anthropological concepts – such as kinship, politics, economics and religion, as well as world systems and development – and on methods of studying and analysing these. You will also study ethnography and at least one region of the world in depth. There's a substantial practical component to this degree, constituting a sixth of the course load in all three years. This includes training in: Photography Videography Editing Specialist software In your final year you can specialise by choosing from a selection of option topics, and will produce a documentary film and dissertation based on individual study. Year 1 (credit level 4) - Introduction to Social Anthropology Ethnography of a Selected Region 1 Anthropological Methods Ethnographic Film Anthropological Ideas Introduction to Visual Practice Year 2 (credit level 5) Politics, Economics and Social Change Anthropology and the Visual 1 Advanced Visual Practice Thinking Through Race Anthropology and Political Economy Thinking Anthropologically You also choose one of the following modules: Anthropology of Religion Ethnography of a Selected Region 2 (Europe) Ethnography Of a Selected Region 2 (Highland Latin America) Year 3 (credit level 6)- This level is made up of 120 credits. You take an Individual Studies with Practice module, worth 30 credits. This module is a research project of your own choosing and design, the topic to be agreed with the member of the department who acts as supervisor. You will also take 90 credits of option modules, recent examples of which include: Anthropological Approaches to History Anthropology of Health and Medicine Anthropology and Gender Theory Anthropology and the Visual 2 Anthropology in Public Practice Borders and Migration Learning from Social Movements Psychological Perspectives in Anthropology Anthropology of Art 1 The Anthropology of Rights Anthropology and the Visual Production Course Digital Anthropology Anthropology of Violence Anthropology of Development Gender Theory in Practice Staff/Student Research Project Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
1T67
Institution code:
G56
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

120 credits at Level 4 and a 2:1 average in a comparable programme, and meet the standard qualification requirements for Year 1 of the programme.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We don't assume you have any knowledge of anthropology or visual practice and welcome applications from anyone with arts, social sciences or science backgrounds.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5

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