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.

News

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

Harri Laakso photo_Mikko_Raskinen
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Professor Harri Laakso appointed as Head of Department for the merging Departments of Art and Media

Professor Harri Laakso has been appointed to the position of Head of Department for the merging Departments of Art and Media of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Games Now!
Research & Art Published:

Games Now! – Open lectures on game development

Games Now! is an open lecture series on the dominant topics and emerging trends in games.
Kimchi and Chips
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Artist talk: Kimchi and Chips

We are pleased to welcome you to an artist talk by Kimchi and Chips!
Väre
Research & Art, Studies Published:

New Media Master's Thesis presentations / Mon 11.10.2021

Welcome to follow New Media Master’s Thesis presentations!

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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