M.A. / Master in Media and Communication

Degree: Master
University: European Graduate School (EGS) , Faculty: Media and Communications Division
City: Saas-Fee , Country: Switzerland
Discipline: Humanities and Art
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  • Admission deadline May 1
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    The Media and Communications program of the European Graduate School, facilitating creative breakthroughs and theoretical paradigm shifts, brings together master's and doctoral students with the visionaries and philosophers of the media world who inspire learning about art, philosophy, communications, film, literature, internet, web and cyberspace studies from a cross-disciplinary perspective.

    Our permanent and visiting faculty includes Giorgio Agamben, Chantal Akerman, Pierre Alferi, Hubertus von Amelunxen, Pierre Aubenque, Alain Badiou, Nicholson Baker, Judith Balso, Lewis Baltz, Yve-Alain Bois, Catherine Breillat, Victor Burgin, Judith Butler, Hélène Cixous, Diane Davis, Manuel DeLanda, Claire Denis, Suzanne Doppelt, Atom Egoyan, Bracha Ettinger, Chris Fynsk, Antony Gormley, Peter Greenaway, Durs Grünbein, Werner Hamacher, Barbara Hammer, Donna Haraway, Michael Hardt, Martin Hielscher, Michel Houellebecq, Shelley Jackson, Tom Kalin, Friedrich Kittler, Claude Lanzmann, Sylvère Lotringer, Geert Lovink, Greg Lynn, Erin Manning, Lev Manovich, Brian Massumi, Simon McBurney, Colum McCann, Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, Carl Mitcham, Jean-Luc Nancy, Gaspar Noé, Cornelia Parker, Quay Brothers, Jacques Ranciere, Laurence Arthur Rickels, Avital Ronell, Wolfgang Schirmacher, Volker Schlöndorff, Michael Schmidt, Hendrik Speck, Bruce Sterling, Sandy Stone, Elia Suleiman, Margarethe von Trotta, Fred Ulfers, Gregory Ulmer, Agnès Varda, Paul Virilio, Victor J. Vitanza, Samuel Weber, Lebbeus Woods, Caveh Zahedi, Krzysztof Zanussi, Siegfried Zielinski, Slavoj Zizek, and Alenka Zupancic.

    Jean-François Lyotard was a guiding spirit during the founding phase, Jean Baudrillard and Jacques Derrida amicably supported our work for many years and held several workshops until they passed away in March 2007 and October 2004. Visiting faculty members included: John Perry Barlow, Marcel Beyer, Sophie Calle, Michel Deguy, Tracey Emin, and Yang Lian.

    The comprehensive program of the Media and Communication Division at the European Graduate School (EGS) is distinguished by the cordial interaction of eminent faculty members with students who are the best of their generation. A true international mix, our students are outstanding graduates as well as filmmakers, artists, web designers, computer programmers, college instructors, writers, actors, photographers, theater directors, teachers, journalists, graphic designers, musicians, critics, and editors.

    The application and selection process of the Media and Communications Division at the European Graduate School (EGS) is stringent and personal. We consider only fiercely independent and mature students who work well with a limited-residency program located in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Our students are expected to choose their own emphasis and area of concentration as supported by their Master's and Ph.D. thesis / project. The language of instruction is English. The European Graduate School EGS offers a uniquely dynamic academic setting that allows a creative encounter with the forefront thinkers and artists of our time.


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