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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.

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Contact Information

Contact the Department of Media

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Events

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

Final Show
Exhibitions and fairs

Design for Government 2019 Final Show

Interested in new and proactive ways of policy-making and public service-provision? What happens when multidisciplinary student teams take on policy design challenges? The 2019 Spring Final Show of the Design for Government course will showcase some inspiring examples! Highly-committed and talented student teams will present their research and proposals developed during the 14-week course addressing challenging project briefs commissioned from within the Finnish government.
Spring exhibition
Exhibitions and fairs

Cross Waves

We warmly welcome you to the Spring exhibition of Aalto Media Lab students!
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Exhibitions and fairs

WHEN LIGHT ECHOES – Aalto University Media Lab Students’ Exhibition in Seoul Korea May 26th-31st 2019

Seven Students from Finland, Aalto Media Lab, will exhibit for the second time in Seoul.
Aalto Media Lab Demo Day Poster
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Aalto Media Lab Demo Day

The Demo Day is an open gathering of Media Department’s students, alumni, staff and friends.

News

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

Polaris-projekti visualisoi nuorten ilmastoahdistusta
Cooperation Published:

The Polaris study project visualizes climate change anxiety

Finnish Broadcasting Company’s mobile story tries to capture how young adults experience climate change.
Unconscious bias arrises from in-group favouritism
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Brain scans on movie watchers reveal how we judge people

Researchers used brain scans to reveal the biases people feel towards people who are like them, even if they can’t see that they are like them
fragile water infographic urban water lin peiyun 2
Research & Art Published:

​​​​​​​How can we conserve the natural cycle of water in cities?

Changing water circulation to resemble more the natural cycle with nature-based solutions.
Lotta_Mattila_Lions_Share_photo_Mikko_Raskinen
University Published:

Search for Heads of Departments at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The Dean of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture requests applications or nominations for suitable candidates for positions of Heads of Departments´ at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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 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
Updated 17.5.2019
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