Master's Programme in Art and Media

This site contains the student study guide for Master's Programme in Art and Media. Here you will find the programme curriculum as well as detailed guidelines for planning your studies. All the materials and instructions are for the students in all the majors of] the programme. If you are interested in applying to the programme, follow the link on the bottom of the site to the application page.

Master's Programme in Art and Media is organized by the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.


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Respond to the quality survey on restaurants from 20 to 26 March, 2023

All respondents are entered into a draw to win, e.g. lunch tickets.
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Napping pods to the campus - suggest the places for them

Napping pods will be installed on the campus during spring-summer 2023.
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Aalto University Open University's summer courses for degree students

If you are an attending degree student at Aalto University, it is possible to attend some Aalto University Open University summer courses for free of charge during summer 2023.
EIT Summer School 2023
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EIT Digital Summer School: Digital Platforms for Smart Cities

The EIT Digital summer school held at Aalto University for young professionals as well as Bachelor or Master students aims to create a better understanding of why platforms are key in shaping economies and societies and how platforms create such societal and business impact.


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For thesis-writing: Theses & Tomatoes on Mondays

Online co-writing event for thesis writing
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Solve the SDGs 2023

A hackathon on two continents for one purpose: building a better tomorrow. Apply by Friday 17.3. to join!

How to apply

Kuvataidekasvatus - Taide ja Media, taiteen maisteri

Opinnot kuvataidekasvatuksen pääaineessa tarjoavat sinulle hienon mahdollisuuden syventyä taiteelliseen ajatteluun suhteessa yhteiskunnan ja ympäristönmuutoksiin sekä niihin vaikuttamiseen taidepedagogisen toiminnan keinoin. Opiskelijana sinulta edellytetään taiteellisten perusvalmiuksien lisäksi uteliaisuutta kuvataiteen ja visuaalisen kulttuurin moninaisia ilmiöitä sekä pedagogisia kysymyksiä kohtaan, kriittistä ajattelua sekä avoimuutta uusille näkökulmille. Kuvataiteen aineenopettajan kelpoisuuden lisäksi opinnot tarjoavat sinulle mahdollisuuden monipuoliseen ammatilliseen verkostoitumiseen sekä kotimaassa että kansainvälisesti.


Photography - Art and Media, Master of Arts (Art and Design)

A photograph has an all-piercing force in society and culture, impacting individuals, communities and nations alike. In our image-saturated world, the significance of a powerful photograph hasn’t been lost. If anything, artists and photographers with something to say are needed now, more than ever before.

Lada Suomenrinne: Iđitguovssu, 2021 (yksityiskohta teoksesta)

Sound in New Media - Art and Media, Master of Arts (Art and Design)

The aim of the Major in Sound in New Media is to explore, discover and comprehend the emerging digital technology and its aural impact in society; to find and exploit the possibilities it opens to acoustic communication, sonic interaction and new interfaces for musical expression and to evaluate, understand and deal with the challenges it poses to art, design, and creative production in the auditory domain.

Petteri Mäkiniemi and Ilpo Jauhiainen Musica Nova 2019 - Sound in New Media

New Media - Art and Media, Master of Arts (Art and Design)

In a technology-saturated world, it is indispensable to understand and study the impacts that technology has on individuals, organisations and society. The New Media major brings together a multicultural group of students with very versatile skills and backgrounds.

Department of Media prototyping

Visual Communication Design - Art and Media, Master of Arts (Art and Design)

The Master’s Programme Art and Media Visual Communication Design (VCD) major is an international learning community committed to investigating new modes of action within visual communication. As a critical response to the contemporary conditions, the studies enable you to reconsider the established notions of graphic design. The major supports you in rethinking and redefining your own design practice, in order to situate it in wider societal and environmental frameworks.

Visual Communication Design

Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art - Art and Media, Master of Arts (Art and Design)

ViCCA explores emerging knowledges and practices at the intersections of visual cultures, curating and contemporary art. We facilitate students to develop and contextualize their own practices within and in between these contexts. The major is open to artists, curators, scholars and practitioners with different backgrounds and experience, who are looking for opportunities to understand, challenge and shift the paradigms of contemporary art and the world around us.

Please note! Applying for ViCCA is possible every second year. The next intake, after studies starting in 2022, will be in 2024 with the application period starting in December 2023.

The ViCCA prograne

Game Design and Development - Art and Media, Master of Arts (Art and Design)

Game Design and Development is a multidisciplinary major that offers a unique mix of technical and artistic aspects of game development. The major produces visionary, out-of-the-box thinkers who have the ambition to push the boundaries in the world of game design.

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