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.

Demo Day

Contact Information

Contact the Department of Media

Department of Media Demo Day

Events

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

7th Art of Research Conference
Conferences and workshops

Art of Research Conference VII: Authorship and Responsibility

Art of Research Conference: Authorship and Responsibility, Aalto University, Dec. 3-4 2020
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of New Media, MM Daniel Landau

Title of the doctoral thesis: Becoming Other. Virtual Embodiment – Blurring the Self-Other Binary

News

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

karl ketamo
Studies Published:

Photography & VCD Master's Thesis Presentations Autumn 2020

Welcome to the MA thesis presentations of the Photography & Visual Communication Design programmes.
Black and white image of two men carrying an unconscious man
Research & Art, Studies Published:

A Choreography of Violence

Photographer Harri Pälviranta collected pictures of violence for two decades and didn't know what to do with them. Get to know how he chose to dissect violence and combine old pictures with new ones.
Aallon alumni Ksenia Avetisova katsoo peiliin järven rannalla, kuva: Aleksi Poutanen
Aalto Magazine Published:

Who: Alumna Ksenia Avetisova is a human at the heart of technology

Ksenia Avetisova moves around the virtual world as part of her job, but what brought her to Finland was a live rock gig.
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New Media Master's Thesis presentations / Mon 12.10.2020

Welcome to follow New Media Master’s Thesis presentations – Monday 12.10.2020!

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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