Department of Art

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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.

Degree Programmes

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Master's Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA)

NoVA is a two-year masters programme that educates professionals and researchers of the best Nordic practices and traditions in art education and visual communication.

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Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art (ViCCA)

Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) is a two-year transdisciplinary Master’s Degree Programme at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Finland.

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Mikko O. Koivisto The Art of Egress kansi ja sisus

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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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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(Im)possible Labor #3 – WWW³ (WORLD WIDE WEB - WILD WO.MEN WITCHES : WORLD WITHOUT WORK), 2019. Installation. Galleria Augusta, Helsinki, Finland. Photo: Sheung Yiu
Comic artwork by Solip Park

NoVA alumni news: The Finnish Game Research Society (Suomen pelitutkimuksen seura Ry) has announced the winner of master thesis prizes of 2020 Game thesis competition

The Finnish Game Research Society (Suomen pelitutkimuksen seura Ry) has announced the winner of master thesis prizes of “2020 Game Thesis Competition” to Ms. Solip Park, one of the 2020 graduates from the Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education at Aalto.

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Mikko O. Koiviston väitöskirja The Art of Egress. Kuva Mikko Raskinen

Mikko O. Koivisto's doctoral dissertation was awarded at the Most Beautiful Books 2019 competition

Mikko O. Koivisto's dissertation The Art of Egress: Madness, Horror, and the Pedagogy of Depsychiatrization has been selected for the Most Beautiful Books 2019 collection. The book was designed by Tuomas Kortteinen and printed by Unigrafia.

News
Art as We Don't Know It kansi

Art as We Don’t Know It invites readers into the fascinating world of bioart

Art as We Don’t Know It presents a richly illustrated selection of artworks and bioart research.

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Anniina Suominen, an Associate Professor of Art Pedagogy at Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture. She is standing in front of the camera, smiling, arms crossed. In the background there is a stack of logs.

Want to change the world? Call in the art educators!

Art educators can equip people to challenge the status quo and demand change. The secret lies in love, hope, empathy and community — plus art.

A photograph of Max Ryynänen, a Senior Lecturer on the Theory of Visual Culture at Aalto University’s Department of Art.

Easy Riders and American Beauties: playing around with middle-class identity

Popular culture serves as a tool for shifting towards more flexible identities.

Photo: Enlighten image Jaesong Park. Three people working together.

Art, Education & Entrepreneurship LAB

Art, Education & Entrepreneurship course from the NoVA master programme of Aalto ARTS, in collaboration with the Aalto Ventures Programme 

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A person dressed in a protective suit is trying to scratch a bog. (Short art movie.)

Human/Non-Human Interconnections in Art, Visual Culture & Everyday Life

“Art and art-based learning provides us with an alternative way of perceiving the climate crisis. It has the potential to motivate new modes of engaging with and caring for a world which is more important than ourselves. Art and art-based learning can encourage us to make new connections between living things, objects and materials,” a ViCCA student proposes.

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Events

7th Art of Research Conference

Art of Research Conference VII: Authorship and Responsibility

Art of Research Conference: Authorship and Responsibility, Aalto University, Dec. 3-4 2020

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ViCCA's staff and students in front of the amphitheater on the Otaniemi campus. Sunny day of June.

Inaugural ViCCA CROW Awards & Graduation Picnic (and Senior CROW Award for Retiring Senior Lecturer, Taina Rajanti)

17.6.2020
On 17 June as we emerged from lockdown, the MA program in Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) hosted an appropriately-socially-distanced, graduation picnic beside the Aalto University amphitheatre. 

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detail of an acrylic painting. Pastel colors of yellow, pink, violet and a little brown. On the upper left corner there is possibly an animal feet drawn with charcoal.

Longing distance art exhibition @ Kalasataman Vapaakaupunki

Spring exhibition of advanced studies in painting. (Aalto university School of arts, design and architecture)

Events
ViCCA thesis presentation poster 15.6-17.6.2020

Online MA Evaluations Next Week at ViCCA 15-17 June

Online MA Evaluations Next Week at ViCCA 15-17 June

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Department of Art Thesis Presentations poster. Orange poster, white text.

Spring 2020 MA thesis presentations / Department of Art

Spring 2020 MA thesis presentations / Department of Art (Art Education, ViCCA & NoVA programmes)

Events
Artwork: Roope Laukkanen, Marsilaisen puutarhurin päiväkirja, 2019. Seashells placed on the human ace

Course 'Lens-based Contemporary Practices' online exhibition, spring 2020

Lens-based Contemporary Practices course Online Exhibition is now open, Welcome. Photo: Roope Laukkanen, Marsilaisen puutarhurin päiväkirja, 2019.

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PL 31000
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