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 recognized 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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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

Contact us

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

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Current news

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Studies Published:

New minor: Aalto Wood

For students in any field interested in wood!
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Honoured, Research & Art, Studies Published:

Fashion designer, photographer and band join forces to create a magical summer utopia

Fashion designer Justus Kantakoski and photographer Mortti Saarnia, were nominated for an EMMA Award this year for a music video for Suistamon Sähkö.
ARTPARK (AI & Robotics Technology Park)
Research & Art Published:

ARTPARK Foundation India to partner with Aalto University in co-creating digital citizenship

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture has embarked on a partnership with ARTPARK (AI & Robotics Technology Park), a non-profit foundation promoted by the Indian Institute of Science.
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Campus, Cooperation Published:

Aalto Digital Creatives Art & Tech Open Call ’22 granted development funding for five creative industry projects

The winners of the open call represent different branches of the creative industry.


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Lectures and seminars

Creative Technologies

The series of seminars focusing on creative technologies started in Autumn 2022 at Aalto University.
Visualizing Knowledge 2023
Networking, Campus, Conferences and workshops, Exhibitions, Lectures and seminars

Visualizing Knowledge 2023

VK 23 invites 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.
Digital Fabrication Exhibition 2022 Identity

Digital Fabrication Showcase 2022

Aalto Fablab celebrates a year of creativity with projects made in or with the Aalto Fablab, Aalto Studios and other Aalto University workshops. You are welcome to join the exhibition opening on 7 November at 17:00 in Väre main lobby. The show will be open until 19 November 2022.
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