Department of Art and Media

Master's Programmes

Master's Programmes at the Department of Art and Media
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NoVA smposium workshop. Photo: Vivita Udre

The Art and Media Programme is comprised of the seven Majors in Kuvataidekasvatus (Art Education), Game Design and Development, New Media, Photography, Sound in New Media, Visual Communication Design, Visual Culture, Curating and Contemporary Art, and a Nordic Master Programme in Visual Studies and Art Education.

MA Programmes in Art and Media

Sound in New Media - Art and Media, Master of Arts (Art and Design)

The aim of the Major in Sound in New Media is to explore, discover and comprehend the emerging digital technology and its aural impact in society; to find and exploit the possibilities it opens to acoustic communication, sonic interaction and new interfaces for musical expression and to evaluate, understand and deal with the challenges it poses to art, design, and creative production in the auditory domain.

Petteri Mäkiniemi and Ilpo Jauhiainen Musica Nova 2019 - Sound in New Media

New Media - Art and Media, Master of Arts (Art and Design)

In a technology-saturated world, it is indispensable to understand and study the impacts that technology has on individuals, organisations and society. The New Media major brings together a multicultural group of students with very versatile skills and backgrounds.

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Game Design and Development - Art and Media, Master of Arts (Art and Design)

Game Design and Development is a multidisciplinary major that offers a unique mix of technical and artistic aspects of game development. The major produces visionary, out-of-the-box thinkers who have the ambition to push the boundaries in the world of game design.

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Visual Communication Design - Art and Media, Master of Arts (Art and Design)

The Master’s Programme Art and Media Visual Communication Design (VCD) major is an international learning community committed to investigating new modes of action within visual communication. As a critical response to the contemporary conditions, the studies enable you to reconsider the established notions of graphic design. The major supports you in rethinking and redefining your own design practice, in order to situate it in wider societal and environmental frameworks.

Visual Communication Design

Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art - Art and Media, Master of Arts (Art and Design)

At VICCA, artists, curators and researchers aim to understand, challenge and shift the paradigms of contemporary art and the world around us.

The ViCCA prograne

Art Education Degree Programmes: Bachelor's & Master's programmes

Kuvataidekasvatuksen pääaineessa kuvataidetta ja visuaalisen kulttuurin ilmiöitä lähestytään kasvatuksen, pedagogiikan ja yhteiskunnallisen vaikuttamisen näkökulmista.

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Photography - Art and Media, Master of Arts (Art and Design)

A photograph has an all-piercing force in society and culture, impacting individuals, communities and nations alike. In our image-saturated world, the significance of a powerful photograph hasn’t been lost. If anything, artists and photographers with something to say are needed now, more than ever before.

Lada Suomenrinne: Iđitguovssu, 2021 (yksityiskohta teoksesta)

Nordic Master's Programme

Nordic Master in Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA), Master of Arts (Art and Design)

Nordic Master in Visual Studies and Art Education (NM NoVA) is a double degree program between Aalto University (Finland) and Aalborg University (Denmark) in which students achieve a comprehensive understanding of Nordic practices and traditions in art education, visual culture, and cultural work.

NoVA study options
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