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.
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.
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.
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.
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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The Creative Europe project ‘Urban Travel Machines’ at Tartu international literary festival in EstoniaEleven Aalto Arts students and VCD Lecturer Tarja Nieminen participated in the Tartu international literary festival Prima Vista from 9th to 13th May 2023.
Perspectives on open data: Aalto Research Data UncoveredMarika Tervahartiala and Kamyar Hasanzadeh took the stage to share their insights on opening geographic and visual data.
Research integrity morningAre you conducting research in Finland? Do you know where to look for advice for the integrity and high ethical standards in research?
Register for the remaining Open Science & Research Data Management webinars this springAll events include a Q&A, so you can get help for your specific questions.
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