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Department of Media

Department of Media

The Department of Media is an academic community of approximately 500 students and 80 staff members. We conduct research and provide education in Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral programmes across a broad range of subjects and themes.

The study programmes and research of the department are organised within three units; Media Lab, Photography and Visual Communication Design. The programmes from the Department of Media are some of the most popular in terms of applicants.

Media Lab Demo Day

Study Options

The Department offers degrees in New Media, Visual Communication Design and Photography. Annual application period is from November to December for MA and March for DA studies. Find out the dates and application procedure for each programme from the study option specific page.

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Prototype at Media Lab Demo Day

Research at the Department of Media

Our research activities include practice-led and basic research on art and design related topics, including visual communication and photography, visual communication design, media culture and heritage, new media design and learning, sound design as well as computer games.

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Eva Durall's defence on Nov 1st 2018 - Department of Media Photo: Hilla Kurki

About Us

We are a key contributor to the artistic and research scene in both Finland and abroad. Shaping the future of the field of media through academics, we provide education to future game changers.

Our faculty members also are an active part of the both artistic and academic field. They are responsible for teaching in our portfolio of Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral programs.

Our Story

The Department of Media was formed within Aalto University 2010 by a merger of the Media Lab with the units of Visual Communication Design and Photography.

Demo Day

Contact Information

Contact the Department of Media

Department of Media Demo Day

Events

The latest events from the department and more are listed here.

Quantum Wheel
Exhibitions and fairs

Engage with physicists, game developers, and quantum art during the Quantum Wheel weekend 15.-17.2.

From 15th until 17th February 2019 the Helsinki SkyWheel and Allas Sea Pool are the base for the 5th Quantum Game Jam; an intensive weekend during which game makers and physicists get together with the aim of creating games that harness the nature of quantum mechanics.

News

Find out the latest news from the Department of Media here.

Promootio 2013
Research & Art, Studies, University Published:

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
Cilla Lönnqvist, Jenni Haukio ja Matti Alahuhta. Kuva: Jaakko Kahilaniemi
Honoured, Press releases, Research & Art Published:

School of Arts, Design and Architecture awarded promoters of creative skills

In the Annual Review of the school altogether eleven prizes were awarded.
Ääniaalto Festival III
Studies Published:

Student-run ÄÄNIAALTO IV, festival of audiovisual oddity, takes over Helsinki

For the past 4 years, Ääniaalto, an audiovisual festival led by students, has been growing from an office floor meetup to a full scale, one month lasting festival in one of the most culturally central areas of Helsinki.
Harri Laakso
Research & Art Published:

Making sense of a being

For Professor Harri Laakso, a photograph is much more than what the eyes can see on a wall or on a screen.

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