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.

Two people discussing about a scetch they are looking on a computer
A drawing machine and a messy drawing

Study Options

Study options at the Department of Art and Media

Department of Art and Media


Research within the Department of Art and Media.

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


People in the Department of Art and Media.

Department of Art and Media
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.

Department of Art and Media

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

Picture of Marika Tervahartiala and Kamyar Hasanzadeh after the event in front of the Hybrid Stage area.
Research & Art Published:

Perspectives on open data: Aalto Research Data Uncovered

Marika Tervahartiala and Kamyar Hasanzadeh took the stage to share their insights on opening geographic and visual data.
Digital ethics, symbolic illustration Matti Ahlgren
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Research integrity morning

Are you conducting research in Finland? Do you know where to look for advice for the integrity and high ethical standards in research?
RDM & Open Science training
Research & Art Published:

Register for the remaining Open Science & Research Data Management webinars this spring

All events include a Q&A, so you can get help for your specific questions.
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Awards and Recognition, Studies Published:

Vuoden Huiput: Platinum lifetime achievement award for Penni Osipow and recognition for students

The best Finnish creative design was awarded at the 2022 Vuoden Huiput (Peaks of the Year) Gala 20 April.

Aalto University Events

Creative Technologies event image
Lectures and seminars

Creative Technologies

Note! 1 June 2023 seminar is cancelled. The event series will continue in Autumn 2023.
Visual Image for MediaLab Demo Day Spring 2023

Aalto Media Lab Spring Demo Day 2023

The Demo Day is an open gathering of the Media Lab's students, alumni, staff and friends. You are all welcome!
Intro to scientific computing and HPC
Staff trainings, Training to support research

Intro to Scientific Computing and HPC 6-8 June 2023

How to do computational work at Aalto with remote resources and high performance computing (HPC). Special focus for summer workers!
Visualizing Uncertainty
Conferences, Networking

Visualizing Knowledge 2023

Visualising Knowledge, a conference, a showcase and workshops, invite you to discuss and explore uncertainty in a new light. Let’s find prevalent questions and explanations through information design and data visualization to unravel the complexity.
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