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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.

GamesNow
Lectures and seminars

Games Now! Ariel Manzur, Co-founder (Godot Engine) "Why Godot Right Now?"

Games Now! is an open lecture series on the dominant topics and emerging trends in games.
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Conferences and workshops

Visualizing Knowledge 2019

Visualizing Knowledge brings together a diverse group of practitioners to discuss data visualization from multiple perspectives. This year’s event is centered around the symbiosis between natural sciences, information design and visual narratives with the key concept of senses – from human senses to machine sensors.

News

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

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Research & Art Published:

​​​​​​​How can we conserve the natural cycle of water in cities?

Changing water circulation to resemble more the natural cycle with nature-based solutions.
Lotta_Mattila_Lions_Share_photo_Mikko_Raskinen
University Published:

Search for Heads of Departments at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The Dean of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture requests applications or nominations for suitable candidates for positions of Heads of Departments´ at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
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University Published:

School of Arts, Design and Architecture is searching for Vice Deans

The Dean of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture requests applications or nominations for suitable candidates for position of Vice Dean of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Where is the water?
Research & Art Published:

Where is the water?

Only a fraction of the water on Earth is drinkable, so we need ways to use it smartly.

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 1.2.2019
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