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 Art Education (NoVA), Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art (ViCCA). 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.

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Vice Deans and Heads of Departments nominated at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The Vice Deans and Heads of Departments have been nominated at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture for the term 1.9.2019 - 31.8.2024.
Andy Best. Kuva: Sanna Lehto
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'Humans are not wired to make sensible choices'

Sculpture lecturer Andy Best talks about technology and the role of art in a world of rising consumption and shrinking public spaces.
Marja Rastas. Kuva: Jaakko Kahilaniemi.
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What are arts teachers needed for, Marja Rastas?

The world contains a void in art education, says Lecturer of Visual Arts Pedagogy.
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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.

Events

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

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
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