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Research Master's Programs - Visual Anthropology 2020

Detalle camapaña 2020


Type of training:
Academic Master with research background

Face-to-face modality:
First year of subjects, second year preparation and presentation of thesis


The program critically reviews the main debates about visual representations within anthropological theory, methodology and practice. Reflect on the material conditions of audiovisual production and the power relations that circumscribe the production, circulation and consumption of images. It considers visual technologies as ethnographic tools and as epistemic instruments of reflection. Thus, the program seeks to understand the functioning of images in contemporary society as a basis for the formulation of research projects related to the social and cultural diversity of Latin America and the Andean region. In addition, students approach audiovisual production techniques, discussions about the ethics of representation, and the meeting points between Visuality, Contemporary Art and Anthropology.

Who is it for?

The Master's degree is aimed at professionals linked to the field of social sciences, communication and visual arts, who are interested in improving their capacity for teaching and research in Anthropology and contemporary theories on visuality. It is aimed at professionals linked to NGOs, public entities and social organizations. The program is also of interest to professionals related to arts and cultural management, and is particularly interested in fostering an intercultural discussion, which favors applications of Afro-descendant, indigenous and sexual minority students.

Occupational field

Academic and applied research; teaching and training in anthropology and visuality, including audiovisual production; advice on issues of culture, cultural management and interculturality. Graduates of the master's degree can be inserted in national and local governmental bodies; in NGOs and private institutions; museums, archives and cultural centers, and in research centers.

Curriculum structure

To obtain the master's degree, students must study and pass ten subjects and three workshops for the preparation and presentation of thesis.
Class schedule
From Monday to Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Some courses will be held Monday through Friday from 07:00 to 09:00.



Formación general
(3 obligatorias)
Teorías antropológicas
Teoría social
Escoger entre: Antropología e historia urbana, Antropología e historia amazónica o Antropología e historia andina

Especialización Antropología visual
Visualidad, antropología y arte contemporáneo
Documental: fotografía, cine y memoria
Técnicas de producción audiovisual I

Área metodológica
Métodos cualitativos

Talleres de tesis Taller de tesis I, II y III

Optativas del programa** Cuerpo y sociedad
Medios y cultura
Antropología de la representación
Técnicas de producción audiovisual II

* Certain matters might be subject to changes.
** The students in addition can choose for the set of courses that offer FLACSO's different educational programs.

Lines of investigation

  • Power studies
  • Globalization
  • Visuality
Investigation groups

  • Science, knowledge and ontologies
  • Environment, borders and territorialities
  • Memory, city and everyday life
  • Visuality, sensory and Arts
  • Race, class, gender and identities

    Admission requirements

    • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent certification by a duly certified higher education institution.
    • Ability to read and understand texts in English.
    • Have the means to finance the studies and study them with due dedication.
    • Completion of an academic aptitude exam.
    • Comply with all the specific requirements of the teaching program to which you apply and those indicated in the 'Application process' section of the online application form.

    Entry Process

    All applicants will enter a selection process. Through the website:, applicants must complete the application online, attach all required documentation and send it to FLACSO Ecuador. Selected applicants will be interviewed by FLACSO professors.

    Scholarships and discounts

    FLACSO Ecuador has a stipend scholarship and financial assistance policy for students admitted to their teaching programs. The policy is governed by socioeconomic criteria and academic excellence. We have affirmative action policies for applicants belonging to historically excluded groups.


    • Presentation of admission application: until June 26, 2020
    • Academic aptitude test: July 3
    • Interviews with pre-selected: from July 8 to 21
    • Selection information: until August 20
    • Confirmation of acceptance: until September 3
    • Registrations: September 21 to October 2
    • Extraordinary registrations: October 5 to 16
    • Classes start: October 19, 2020