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The MA in global communications program with an optional visual and material culture track offers an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective of the increasing importance of visuality and interactivity in today’s world.
Students will acquire in-depth knowledge of visual theories, contexts, and practices and their relationship to the global media—and develop critical thinking about the cultural forces behind visuality as a communicative practice.
Social, political, and economic conditions shape seeing and the production of objects and events for visual consumption. Reaching beyond traditional understandings of media and communication, such things as imaging systems, screen practices, data graphics, architecture, tourism, performance, gaming, body ornamentation, race, gender, and sexuality are examined.
Incorporating non-Western contributions to the field, this track combines a critical approach to theoretical and scientific understandings of vision and visuality with a rigorous consideration of the functions of the viewer, object, and environment in specific circumstances.
A successful application to The American University of Paris requires several supporting documents:
- Personal statement
- C.V. or résumé
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts
- English Language Test
- Standardized tests (required for most programs)
- Program-specific requirements
At Home in the World: The American University of Paris
The American University of Paris (AUP) is an urban, independent, international university located at the meeting point of Europe, and the world. AUP provides an academic learning experience in the heart of Paris that places your personal, intellectual, and professional development...
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