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.

Press release Arja Karhumaa_ Nocturne
Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Visual Communication Design, MA Arja Karhumaa

The title of the thesis is Epä/igenesis: Tekstin muotoilu uusmateriaalisena kirjoitta/umisena. Tutkielma Y
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Conferences and workshops

Aalto Creativity Symposium Vaasa 2021 Registration

The symposium is an interdisciplinary meeting point for scholars and practitioners. 

News

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

Minä väitän -sarja_ARTS_väitökset_Laura Valojärvi
Research & Art Published:

‘It is important to understand the nature of the creative process and one’s own creative resources’

‘I claim’ series presents Laura Valojärvi, who examines the well-being of creative professionals.
Ruutunäkymä Ehdokaskartta-vaalikoneen Kysymykset-osiosta, josta käyttäjä voi valita itselleen kiinnostavimmat aihealueet.
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‘Ehdokaskartta’ challenges traditional voting advice applications just before the elections

The strength of this open source voting advice application lies in its transparency.
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Research & Art, Studies Published:

New Media Master's Thesis presentations / Tue-Wed 1.-2.6.2021

Welcome to follow New Media Master’s Thesis presentations!
Can I Vote?
Research & Art Published:

Can I Vote? – an online tool for spreading the word about local democracy in Finland

Students from Aalto University and TAMK have joined with YLE to create an online tool raising awareness on voting eligibility

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Students riding bikes in front of the Aalto University Väre building, photo by Unto Rautio
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