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.
More about us
On this page you will find a selection of Sound in New Media alumni from the recent years.
Several courses in Sound in New Media master's programme are taught by visiting lecturers. Read more about them.
All the Master's theses completed on Sound in New Media at the Media Lab.
Some of our latest student projects
The soothing soundscape designed for the new hospital was the first of its kind in Finland and unique in the world.
“Openness is the way forward,” says Ilari Niitamo, winner of the Apple Design Award 2018.
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.
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.