Department of Media

Department of Media

The Department of Media is an academic community of approximately 500 students and 80 staff members. We conduct research and provide education in Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral programmes across a broad range of subjects and themes.

The study programmes and research of the department are organised within three units; Media Lab, Photography and Visual Communication Design. The programmes from the Department of Media are some of the most popular in terms of applicants.

Media Lab Demo Day

Study Options

The Department offers degrees in New Media, Visual Communication Design and Photography. Annual application period is from November to December for MA and March for DA studies. Find out the dates and application procedure for each programme from the study option specific page.

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Prototype at Media Lab Demo Day

Research at the Department of Media

Our research activities include practice-led and basic research on art and design related topics, including visual communication and photography, visual communication design, media culture and heritage, new media design and learning, sound design as well as computer games.

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

About Us

We are a key contributor to the artistic and research scene in both Finland and abroad. Shaping the future of the field of media through academics, we provide education to future game changers.

Our faculty members also are an active part of the both artistic and academic field. They are responsible for teaching in our portfolio of Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral programs.

Our Story

The Department of Media was formed within Aalto University 2010 by a merger of the Media Lab with the units of Visual Communication Design and Photography.

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Contact Information

Contact the Department of Media

Department of Media Demo Day

Events

The latest events from the department and more are listed here.

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Exhibitions and fairs

Maija Annikki Savolainen: /d a t a c e n t r e

/d a t a c e n t r e by artist Maija Annikki Savolainen is an exhibition shifting through time.
Show me the money III -webinaari
Online event

Show me the Money III Seminar

Future of work and income in visual art and design: an open online seminar in Finnish on January 28, 2021.
HyMEx 2021 Hybrid Museum Experience Symposium
Conferences and workshops

CALL FOR PAPERS – HyMEx 2021 Hybrid Museum Experience Symposium

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art (Budapest) aims to bring together leading researchers, scholars in digital and experimental museology, collection care, curatorial practice, art mediation, as well as researchers from a broad spectrum of discplines to exchange views on challenging situations and latest innovations in the field of hybrid museum experiences, with a focus on contemporary art.

News

Find out the latest news from the Department of Media here.

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Research & Art, Studies Published:

New Media Master's Thesis presentations / Mon 14.12.2020

Welcome to follow New Media Master’s Thesis presentations!
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Studies Published:

Virtual worlds in creation

New minor courses in virtual reality introduce a creative angle on the design processes and implementation of virtually created worlds.
Aalto Winery
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

An Aalto anniversary project for wine lovers and fans of design

As part of Aalto University’s 10th anniversary celebrations, VCD MA students collaborated with a Spanish winery in the design of their 20th anniversary wine package. Incidentally the winery is also called Aalto.
Mies seisoo kädet taskuissa, naisella on kukkia kädessään, molemmat tummissa vaatteissa seisovat käytävällä.
Honoured, Research & Art Published:

Immortal awarded as meritorious art book

Maija Tammi and Ville Tietäväinen's book combines scientific research, art and storytelling.

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 our students to create imaginative, collaborative, compassionate and unconventional approaches to the most pressing challenges of today.

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Students riding bikes in front of the Aalto University Väre building, photo by Unto Rautio
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