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MA154064 - Kirjandus-, visuaalkultuuri ja filmiteooria

Õppemaks 1 900 € semestris
Kandideerimistasu 100 € one-time
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Engage in broadly interdisciplinary study of the relationship between literature, visual culture and film in contemporary and historical contexts.

Gain cutting-edge theoretical insights into intermedial aesthetics and into philosophy of literature, art and film.

Equip yourself with critical tools for cultural analysis of contemporary image and text-based media.

Students also acquire various practical skills such as analytical and problem solving skills, writing and presentation skills that enhance their employment opportunities and prepare them for different career pathways.

Interdisciplinary programme that is run in collaboration with the Estonian Academy of Arts.


During the two-year programme the MA student is expected to actively participate in seminars, to engage in field-related practice and to write a Master’s thesis. Throughout the first two semesters, the student attends numerous courses and seminars with the goal of fine-tuning the theme that will be developed in the MA dissertation. During the second and third semester the student engages in practical work organised by the school in collaboration with international literary, art and film festivals in Tallinn. At the end of the second semester, MA researchers are required to submit a research proposal and choose a supervisor. The last fourth semester, concluding the studies, is reserved for writing the thesis in the framework of the master’s seminar guidelines.

The thesis is publicly defended at the end of the last semester.

See the general course outline here.

Find out how your courses are distributed over your four semesters with us here.


Graduates will be equipped to work in any area that requires excellent skills in critical thinking, visual analysis and writing. The prospected career options include research, education, cultural journalism, arts administration, cultural management, museum industry, publishing, cultural diplomacy.

The graduates will be prepared to continue their studies at PhD level. We help our students to find relevant internship opportunities, so they can explore their interests and preferences even while studying.

See what our students and graduates say here and here.

Read the stories how our students have been engaged during the cultural festivals in Estonia:

LVF Students at Literary Festival HeadRead

Rahul Sharma: a broader overview of PÖFF in the weekly newspaper Sirp

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