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Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus SARS-COV-2)

For important information concerning the present situation and the summer term 2020, please check the following updates on the university website   ...more

Kick-off meeting for summer term 2020

The first meeting in summer term 2020 concerning our BA and MA programmes African Verbal and Visual Arts and all African language courses will take place on Monday, 20th April 2020, at 10.15 a.m. in room S 120, building GW I.  ...more

Term Schedule Sommersemester 2020

Term Schedule Sommersemester 2020

Please find the Term Schedule for Summer Semester 2020  ...more

​African Verbal and Visual Arts: Languages, Literatures Media and Art

Are you searching for a place where the African continent’s enormous creative power is studied? Where the richness of African languages and artistic developments is analysed and investigated in a scholarly way?

In the AVVA programme (BA and MA) we offer theoretical, methodological and practical tools for study, which prepare the student to critically engage with the perspectives needed to deal with African cultural milieus, ideas and forms of expression.

The innovative, multidisciplinary and market-oriented bachelor’s programme African Verbal and Visual Arts (AVVA) is a solid starting point towards understanding the intricacies of the African continent and building expertise in African studies.

The master’s programme African Verbal and Visual Arts: Languages, Literatures Media and Art (AVVA) offers a thorough, cross-disciplinary treatment of current, research-oriented topics in African linguistics, African literatures, African media, art and curational studies. 


The Bachelor of Arts programme African Verbal and Visual Arts (AVVA) offers insights into the scholarly fields of African languages, African literatures, African arts, and media in Africa...more


The Master’s programme African Visual and Verbal Arts is a development from the former Master’s programme African Language Studies, which had an exclusive focus on African Linguistics and Swahili Studies... more

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