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.

 983 Congested Landscapes of 20th July, 2019.
Lectures and seminars

Spring 2020 MA Thesis Presentations / Department of Media

Welcome to follow MA Thesis Presentations in Photography, Visual Communication Design and New Media!
7th Art of Research Conference
Conferences and workshops

Art of Research Conference VII: Authorship and Responsibility

Art of Research Conference: Authorship and Responsibility, Aalto University, Dec. 3-4 2020

News

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

Väre aalto
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MA in New Media Master’s Thesis Presentations / Spring 2020

Spring 2020 MA in New Media Master's Thesis Presentations
Nitin Sawhney standing outdoors with his bike, green grass and trees on the background
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Engaging the social and political in designing technologies

Nitin Sawhney explores the role of human-centered research and design, beyond the traditional boundaries of computer science, in transforming civic action.
kaksi miestä seisoo pihanurmella keskustelemassa parvekkeella olevan vanhuksen kanssa
Cooperation, Incidents, Research & Art Published:

Photographs of everyday life during corona times

In the State of Emergency 2020 project, nearly 180 photographers capture life at home and in quiet cities during the exceptional times.
Ruutukaappaus suomalaisen Fit-ryhmän Boy-demosta (2008) / A screenshot of the demo Boy (2008) by the Finnish group Fit
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The demoscene accepted to the national inventory of living heritage

This decision made by the Ministry of Education and Culture is an important step towards a larger goal: to get the demoscene recognized by Unesco as intangible cultural heritage.

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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