In the interdisciplinary Master’s program in Applied Cultural Analysis and Transcultural Studies, you will set thematic priorities and develop independent research. Not only do the staff of the institute convey the applied perspective, experts from the cultural sector (e.g. theatre, museum, cultural initiatives from various fields) also teach as external lecturers. In teaching research projects (Lehrforschungsprojekte), you will translate the cultural-analytical knowledge you have acquired during your studies into a professionally relevant practice.
The Master’s program focuses on understanding the current contexts of interculturality and transculturation. Knowledge of the manifold interconnections between one’s self and the other, and the effects of cultural difference, is an important precondition for an open exchange in a globalized, post-migrant society.
- The ability to reflect: An analytic-reflective approach to cultural phenomena and practices with regard to their socio-economic conditions contributes to understanding social developments.
- Dealing with cultural analytical methods: The application of methods appropriate to the research subject enables you to analyse seemingly self-evident conditions and practices as well as to work inter- and trans-disciplinarily.
- The ability to translate your cultural-analytical knowledge and apply your skills in practice: Understanding complex social contexts and being able to use instruments of knowledge communication provides the precondition for transferring cultural analytical knowledge into practical fields.
In an increasingly interwoven and globalized world, applied cultural studies are becoming more and more important, both in connection with actors on the international level as well as locally in the discussion of cultural diversity and difference. The question of social, cultural, political, economic and historically grown borders arises in the Alps-Adriatic region in a very particular way. Against this backdrop, applied cultural studies not only has a high social relevance, but also opens up numerous career perspectives in various fields for its graduates.
After completing your studies, you will have the skills to independently develop the content for cultural projects and to implement them in terms of organization. You are able to transfer your knowledge and qualifications to a wide range of professional fields. For example: in cultural and educational institutions
in museums and exhibitions
in the media sector
in public relations
in the event organization
in private-sector organizations and companies
in state-run institutions and authorities
in the social sector
Duration: 4 semesters
Type of program: Master’s program
Academic degree: Master of Arts (MA)
Admission procedure: none
Tuition languages: German, English