Aalto Media Lab

Sound in New Media

Sound in New Media MA studies combine art, design and media-driven aspects of sound design in the digital era, covering a wide range of disciplines, from concept design to live performance, and from storytelling to programming.
Sound in New Media

In the beginning of the 2000s in Finland, there was no degree education available for sound and music designers who had ambitions in the new and emerging context or methods of creation. In 2005, the Media Lab launched studies in Sound in New Media, which became a full programme in 2007.

Sound in New Media master's programme works in close association with the research group Sound and Physical Interaction (SOPI), founded in 2010 by Dr. Koray Tahiroğlu.

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Some of our latest student projects

New Children’s Hospital to feature birdsong and whooshing stars

The soothing soundscape designed for the new hospital was the first of its kind in Finland and unique in the world.

Student's working on New Children's Hospital soundscape

Student wins major award with mobile music app

“Openness is the way forward,” says Ilari Niitamo, winner of the Apple Design Award 2018.

Bandimal-sovelluksen avulla voi säveltää musiikkia. Kuva: Yatatoy.

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.

Ääniaalto Festival III

New Children's Hospital Soundscape Project

The New Children’s Hospital in Helsinki is the largest children’s clinic in Finland having patients coming from all over the country. The hospital won the 2018 Finlandia Prize for Architecture shortly after it was taken into use. The soundscape of the New Children’s Hospital was designed and implemented by Sound in New Media, Master of Arts, students from Aalto University’s Media Lab under the instruction of University Lecturer, Antti Ikonen.

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Students’ soundscape fills the New Children’s Hospital

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News from the Department of Media

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Experience: Change course for peace and understanding

The Koe: Muutos (Experience: Change) course delved into questions related to design activism, peace processes and creating mutual respect in spring term 2021.
Pystyssä auki olevan kirjan sivuilla näkyy kuva polyyppi hydrasta ja viereisellä sivulla tekstiä.
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Immortal and Art as We Don’t Know It among the Most Beautiful Books

Books published by Aalto ARTS Books gain another recognition.
Opiskelijat Milena Rinne ja Hanna-Kaisa Eskelinen loivat Aalto ARTS 150 vuotta -juhlavuoden ilmeen.
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This year we celebrate Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture

We have been educating creative professionals for 150 years.
Finnish Design Info
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Finnish Design Info to raise international visibility of Finnish design

Plans for a new info centre for the design field move forward with a new project team.

Aalto Media Lab

The Media Lab was founded in 1994 and is now a part of the Department of Media at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of the Aalto University.

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