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.

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Lectures and seminars

Creative Technologies Seminar

A new seminar series focusing on creative technologies starts in Autumn 2022 at Aalto University.

News

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

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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)
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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.
Winner of the open call on stage
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Aalto Digital Creatives Art & Tech Open Call ’22 granted development funding for five creative industry projects

The winners of the open call represent different branches of the creative industry.
Työelämäprofessori Sebastian Schlecht soittamassa virtuaalimaailmassa. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto
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Inside the Quartet takes the audience to the virtual world of string quartets

Professional acoustics and sound specialists have been involved in implementing the virtual reality installation that will be on display in Hanover and Helsinki in May and at Our Festival in Järvenpää and Tuusula in July.

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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