Department of Art and Media

Department of Art and Media

The Department of Art and Media conducts research and artistic activities across a broad range of subjects and themes. These include art education, contemporary art, curating, game design, new media, photography, visual communication design and visual culture. The department provides education in Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral levels.

The department was formed in 2022 as a merger of two departments which have both been recognised internationally for high-quality artistic outputs, media productions and art pedagogical activities, scholarship, and research. The Department of Art and Media, with approximately 800 students and over 100 staff members, is the largest department in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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A drawing machine and a messy drawing

Study Options

Study options at the Department of Art and Media

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Research within the Department of Art and Media.

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Eva Durall's defence on Nov 1st 2018 - Department of Media Photo: Hilla Kurki


People in the Department of Art and Media.

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ABRA exhibition 'Radical Speculations: Artificial Biology and Robotics meet Art and Architecture'. Dipoli Gallery, 2022.

Activities and Events

Artistic and research activities and events of the Department of Art and Media.

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Contact us

Department of Art and Media
PO BOX 31000
FI-00076 AALTO

School of Arts, Design and Architecture by Sari Dhima


Otaniementie 14
School of Arts, Design and Architecture


Aalto University News

The Visentools objects enable people to tell stories with visual metaphors. From left: Thomas Tuominen, Janina Saarnio, Robin Gustafsson, Mikko Illi and Shena Saj. Photo: Susanna Oksanen.
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A new visual teamwork tool based on metaphors

A typical problem in teamwork is an imbalance in participation – a few team members are active but not everyone's voice is heard. The Visentools project uses visual tools and haptic feedback to make workshops and team meetings more participatory and meaningful. The project is funded by Business Finland and has been piloted since May.
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TOKYO organises a new After ARTS event week

Exhibitions, workshops and professional talks will take place from Monday to Friday 30 October to 3 November 2023.
Konsta Klemetti happened to have a friend's silly and good-humoured dog in his care on the day of the photo shoot. Photo by Zina Marpegan.
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Konsta Klemetti: Creative artistic thinking and finding surprising perspectives are ingrained in me

'It has been fun and enlightening to discover that there is a tribe, i.e., like-minded people at Aalto. Everyone accepts an idea, no matter how crazy it is. The culture is open-minded and accepting in a fun way.'
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Register for training in research data management and open science

New topics included! Registrations for autumn 2023 are open.

Aalto University Events

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Lectures and seminars

Creative Technologies

The theme of the next seminar is AI for Music and Performance.
The Image is a collage made by Ali Mousavi. The image's background is a Persian miniature that depicts people engaged in various activities such as playing music, dancing, reading poetry and constructing their environment within a garden. A traditional way of life that seems to be developing according to historical and cultural values. In the foreground, there are two images from a contemporary housing construction/materials that are imposed on the traditional way of life that is diminishing.
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Public defence in Contemporary Art, MFA Ali Mousavi

Acoustemological Investigation: Sound Diary #Tehran
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Aalto Media Lab Winter Demo Day 2023 (external link)

The Demo Day is an open gathering of the Media Lab's students, alumni, staff and friends. You are all welcome!
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Academic events

Tenured Professors' Installation Talks 30.1.2024 (external link)

Aalto University celebrates its tenured professors with popular talks by the new tenure track professors of Associate or Full level.

Aalto ARTS Communications Guide

ARTS' communications guide

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