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University of Bayreuth MA in African Verbal and Visual Arts
University of Bayreuth

MA in African Verbal and Visual Arts

Bayreuth, Germany

4 Semesters


Full time, Part time

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This English-taught master’s program builds on knowledge relating to the diversity and creativity in languages, literature, arts, and media in Africa. The interdisciplinary orientation and subject combinations make the program one-of-a-kind.

Why study AVVA in Bayreuth?

  • The Iwalewahaus: An internationally unique institution dedicated to modern and contemporary African arts;
  • The only university in Germany with a professorship for Literature in African Languages and for African and Afrophone Philosophies;
  • International and multilingual staff teaching the AVVA curriculum;
  • Multi- and interdisciplinary research and curricula in African studies;
  • International network based on the principle “research on Africa only with African partners”;
  • An international campus with students and scholars from all corners of the globe, especially from Africa;
  • One of Germany’s best libraries for African studies;
  • Over 40 years of world-renowned expertise on African studies;
  • Our campus is both eco-friendly and family friendly and the town offers a high quality of life.



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