Department of Media

Department of Media

Important notice! The departments of Art and Media at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture have merged as of 1st January 2022. Professor Harri Laakso has been appointed as Head of the new Department of Art & Media.

All existing operations in education and research of the Department of Art and the Department of Media will continue in 2022, within the context of the new Department of Art and Media. 

Visit https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-art-and-media/

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: Department of Media

Contact the Department of Media

Department of Media Demo Day

Events

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

The KOTAMO report - Making Waves 2/Feb/2023
Academic events

The KOTAMO report: Equality, non-discrimination and diversity among teaching and research staff in higher education institutions - Making Waves 2/Feb/2023 14:00

Join us for our next Making Waves event on 2/Feb/2023 14:00: Senior Expert Julia Jousilahti (Demos Helsinki) will talk about the KOTAMO report commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Culture: Equality, non-discrimination and diversity among teaching and research staff in higher education institutions.
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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 Uncertainty
Campus, Conferences, Exhibitions, Lectures and seminars, Networking, Other, Workshops

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.
Digital Fabrication Exhibition 2022 Identity
Exhibitions

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.

News

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

RDM & Open Science training
Research & Art Published:
Cross-cut wood disk on a wooden table
Studies Published:

New minor: Aalto Wood

For students in any field interested in wood!
four band members posing on a small stage in colourful and shiny clothes
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.

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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