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Department of Art

Department of Art

The Department of Art educates and prepares professionals in the fields of art education, visual culture, curating, and contemporary art. The department is recognized internationally for high-quality artistic and art pedagogical activities,  scholarship, and research.

 

Photo: Railtrack Songmaps, 2018, Lucy Davis

Lucy Davis Railtrack Songmaps - Department of Art

About us

The department has three study programs that are taught by leading scholars and practioncers in their field. The programs focus on the combinaton of theory and practice—praxis— and transdisciplinary artistic and arts-based research.

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Study options

The Department offers degrees in Art Education, Nordic Visual Studies, and Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art. Find out the dates and application procedure for each programme from the study option specific page.

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Research and artistic activities at the Department of Art

The research and artistic activities of Department of Art takes place in the fields of contemporary art, art education, visual culture, and curating. The department has a long tradition with artistic and philosophical production and many researchers’ work emphasises contemporary, critical, political and societal entanglements of art, curating, and pedagogy.

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Research at the Department of Art

Doctoral studies at the Department of Art

Doctoral studies through the Department of Art focus on research through contemporary art practices, visual culture phenomena and research in art education and curating.

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Doctoral studies at the Department of Art

Past conferences

Department of Art has hosted many conferences such as The European regional InSEA Congress. Read more on our conferences listing page.

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News

News from the Department of Art and the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Tuomas Auvinen / Photo by Joonas Villanen
Appointments Published:

Dean Tuomas Auvinen started his term

The new Dean of School of Arts, Design and Architecture started yesterday, 11 March.
Harri Laakso
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

The relationship between fact and fiction is changing

A group of movie, media and staging industry artist researchers explores new fiction in the Research Pavilion in Venice.
Image: Jean-Marc Bodson, Erasme.
Press releases Published:

Brain recordings show that background noise strongly impairs children’s ability to concentrate on a single speaker

A new brain-imaging study compared the cocktail party effect between adults and children. The purpose was to understand how children can cope the often noisy surroundings in which they grow and learn.
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Ceremonial Conferment of Degrees in Arts, Design and Architecture 2019

The next ceremonial conferment of Doctoral and Master's degrees in Arts, Design and Architecture at Aalto University

Events

Events from the Department of Art and the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Occupy Earth exhibition
Exhibitions and fairs

Occupy Earth course explores the polarized discussions of climates

Interesting exhibition at Harald Herlin Learning Center and Väre by students from Aalto University and Parsons School of Design
The Department of Art Research Assemblage
Lectures and seminars

Department of Art Research Assemblage March

The Department of Art Research Assemblage in March will be held on the 28th of March in Väre building Q201. Presentation by Elina Heikkilä.
The Department of Art Research Assemblage
Lectures and seminars

Department of Art Research Assemblage April

The Department of Art Research Assemblage in April will be held on the 25th of April in Väre building Q202. Presentations by Pia Euro and Sasha Huber.
The Department of Art Research Assemblage
Lectures and seminars

Department of Art Research Assemblage May

The Department of Art Research Assemblage in May will be held on the 23rd of May in Väre building Q101. Presentation by Lucy Davis.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the most prestigious universities in its fields. We educate students to create imaginative, collaborative, compassionate and unconventional approaches to the most pressing challenges of today.

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Students riding bikes in front of the Aalto University Väre building, photo by Unto Rautio
Updated 16.3.2019
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