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
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.
The Department offers degrees in Art Education, Nordic Visual Studies, and Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art. Find out the dates and application procedure for each programme from the study option specific page.
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.
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.
News from the Department of Art and the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Kalle Keinonen was nominated the Ceremonial Garland Weaver for the School of Arts, Design and ArchitectureFor the first time in the school’s history the position is held by a male student. The piece of jewerly for the Ceremonial Garland Weaver was designed by Theo Weckström.
Events from the Department of Art and the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Change the Game seminar (Cumulus Rovaniemi Pre Event) Thank you for your interest, the seminar is fully booked.Aalto University welcomes Cumulus Rovaniemi 2019 conference guests to taste the university a bit and make friends with people of the institution under the umbrella of the landscape of arts, design and architecture as the starting point for any future conversation. Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business.
We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future.
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.