MASTER IN ENGLISH STUDIES: ARTS AND VISUAL CULTURE
Language(s) of instruction: English
Length of study: 2 years
Course Location: Université de Paris
Degree awarded: Master in Anglophone Studies: Arts and Visual Culture
Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study. This is a selective program. Applications include transcripts, a CV, a cover letter and the outline of a research project, as well as a letter of support from one of the faculty members from the English department (who agrees to supervise the research project and has validated it).
Language pre-requisites: Near native fluency in English (C1/C2 level).
This specialization, unique in France, offers training in iconography and visual studies for the study of painting, photography, multimedia arts, English and American cinema, visual culture and contemporary practices of the image. The history and status of images, their links with cultural institutions, their roots in the English language and Anglophone cultures, as well as their contemporary relevance, are approached in this program.
In the first year of study, the research project may include professional internships, at the initiative of interested students. In the second year, internships are strongly encouraged for all students, with seminars taking place mostly in the first half of each semester. The second year may also include a vocational branch (with two possible options: translation / publishing or ‘cultural fields’, i.e. internship in a museum or a cultural institution in France or abroad). The student may choose between an internship and a research project.
Skills and competencies developed
- The ability to analyse still and moving images in English
- The ability to develop in-depth reflection based on aesthetic, theoretical or critical texts in the English language
- Knowledge of the visual culture of the English-speaking world, its aesthetic issues and the challenges faced by museum institutions.
- Oral and written fluency, good command of the specialized vocabulary and advanced knowledge of Anglophone culture.