The Program


Study Media and Culture at Goldsmith’s College, University of London

The Vassar Media and Culture Studies Program in London is open to all majors. Goldsmiths—ranked top London university in Media and Communications, Music, and Visual Arts—is also among the most respected UK colleges in Anthropology, Cinema Studies, Cultural Studies, Drama, Economics, History, Literary Studies, Political Theory, Psychology, and Sociology. The seminar for the Spring 2022 program is Black London: Walking DiariesVassar students will live in Goldsmiths dormitories on the New Cross campus, South East London, 15 minutes from the central city. They will have access to all benefits available to Goldsmiths students (research centers, computer labs, clubs, athletic teams, trips around the UK and Europe, counseling and health care) and will be members of the Students’ Union, library, and fitness facilities at Goldsmiths and all other University of London campuses.

The Vassar London Program balances immersion in a great global city with the security a small program and resident Faculty Director can provide: a sense of community, a source of personal as well as pedagogical support. Professor of English, Amitava Kumar will be resident director in the spring of 2022.

The Vassar Media and Culture Studies Program is only open to Vassar students. The comprehensive fees for spring 2022 have not been set yet. This fee includes tuition, airfare and accommodation. The fee does not include meals as students live in self catered residence halls.

For information, contact Professors Amitava Kumar ( or Giovanna Borradori (

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