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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 Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art. 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.

Marja Rastas. Kuva: Jaakko Kahilaniemi.
Aalto Magazine, Research & Art Published:

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.
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School of Arts, Design and Architecture is searching for Vice Deans

The Dean of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture requests applications or nominations for suitable candidates for position of Vice Dean of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
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Kalle Keinonen was nominated the Ceremonial Garland Weaver for the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

For 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

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

Course exhibition
Exhibitions and fairs

Creative Coding -exhibition

Welcome to the opening of UWAS Creative Coding course's exhibition on Tuesday 21.5. at 2pm at the beautiful Terrace Lobby in the 3rd floor at Väre!
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Conferences and workshops

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.
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Dissertations

Defence in the field of Art Education: M.P.S. Gian Luigi Biagini

The Anartist is a spiritual avatar, a gnostic daimon inspired to Black Bloc’s anonymous individual anarchism. However, it does not coincide with this identity, it’s a viral re-modulation of it. The Anartist is a simulacrum whose creative/destructive production is inspired to the Riot’s “symbolic violence”. This radical symbolism, remodulated by the Anartist’s action, invests the Urban Space with an intervention which appears in the public sphere as an anomaly which folds the contradictions of that site-specific space, unfolding a disruptive and revelatory chaosmotic becoming outside the designed capitalist space-time.
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Dissertations

Defence in the field of Art Education: MA Elina Heikkilä

Taidekasvatuksellinen toiminta ja sen kuvaukset ovat tuttuja, mutta mikä on taiteen ja kasvatuksen suhde? Väitöstutkimuksessa tarkastellaan taiteen ja kasvatuksen suhdetta, erityisesti kasvatuksen vallan kysymyksiä, nykytaiteen toimintatapojen valossa.

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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