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Master's Programme in Art and Media

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Starting your studies

Welcome to School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Congratulations for the admission and welcome to study at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture! On this page you will find instructions for starting your studies and the orientation programme.

The orientation week will be held on 26 - 30 August 2024. Prepare to be present daily at 9-16. The first courses will begin on Monday 2 September.

The schedule of orientation week will be updated to this page.

Orientation week

The orientation week takes place between 26 - 30 August 2024. Prepare to be present daily at 9-16. The first courses will begin on Monday 2 September.

Participating in orientation is an important part of starting university studies. During the orientation week, you will familiarize yourself with studying, future courses, the study environment, and university practices. You will also receive information about the available services and get to know your fellow students, tutors, and university staff.

Opening of the academic year 2024–2025 aka Aalto Day One event will take place on Tuesday 3 September. All members of the Aalto community are welcome to celebrate!

Schedule for the orientation

Remember to go through our Digital Preorientation beforehand: Digital Preorientation in MyCourses

Changes to the program are possible, and they will be updated on this page.

Monday 26 August 2024

Time Programme Place
9.30-11.00

Welcome to School of Arts, Design and Architecture

  • Dean, Tuomas Auvinen
  • Manager of Student Affairs, Iiris Kauppila
  • Aalto ARTS Student Services introduction
  • Tokyo´s and AYY´s greetings

Studying in School of Arts, Design and Architecture

  • TAITE-studies (Transdiciplinary Art Studies)
  • Learning services & studentservices team: topics related to starting your studies
Place will be updated during summer 2024. 
  Break / Lunch  
13.15-14.45

Lecture: ARTS infra and workshops

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture offers a wide range of workshops to cater to various interests, including sewing, 3D printing, woodworking, and more. During the lecture, you will learn important principles for working at the workshops.

Undergraduate Centre, lecture hall B (Y205), Y-wing, 2nd floor

Street address: Otakaari 1, Espoo

Tuesday 29 August 2023

Time Programme Place
10.00 Master's Programme in Art and Media Orientation

Study affairs PP-presentation (pdf)
Undergraduate Centre, lecture hall U1 (U154), U wing, 1st floor. Otakaari 1, Espoo
12.00 Break / lunch  
14.00–16.00 Department of Art and Media new students' get-together 

Väre terrace

the outdoor terrace on top of the weaving studio. This can be accessed from outside Väre (terrace stairs) or from Väre first floor, pass the Media Lab (end of corridor after O101-112)

Wednesday 30 August 2023

Game Design and Development: Voluntary game jamming at 10-17.

Photography: Trip to Vallisaari Island.

New Media:

Time Programme Place
10.00 Introduction to New Media major G203 (Väre, 2. floor)
12.00 lunch  
13.15 Course registrations, planning your studies, open questions                          G203 (Väre, 2. floor)


Visual Communication Design:

Time Programme Place
9:30 Introduction to VCD Teaching and Learning P106 (Homebase, Väre)
10:30  Getting to know each other (group discussion on open topics)  
11:30-12 Open questions and answers  
13:15

Arriving at Väre P106 (VCD Home-Base) with VCD Student Tutor: Noa Joulin

If you have any question feel free to reach out to Noa: https://t.me/noajln

 
13:20 Visit to Print Lab (Väre)   
14:10-16 Free time for preparing an informal presentation on Friday  

Thursday 29 August 2024

Time Programme Place
10-16

Aalto Welcome Fair

At the fair, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the diverse services provided by Aalto University and our partners. At the exhibition booths, you can participate in activities, ask questions, and get to know people who can support you in your student life. For more information and participants, please see: 

The link for Aalto Welcome Fair 2024 will be updated

Undergraduate Centre hall

Street address: Otakaari 1, Espoo

10.00-11.30

Pop-up study guidance clinic

Do you need help with course registration or do you have any other questions regarding the start of your studies? Feel free to drop by anytime between 10 AM and 11.30 PM! Participation is optional.

Väre, R102 IT-room, 1st floor.

Street address: Otaniementie 14, Espoo.

Inside the Väre building, take the entrance opposite of Aalto store. The entrance has stairs.

Accessible route from the main entrance of Väre is as follows: Go straight ahead from the main entrance, following the pathway on the left side of the downwards stairs (a gentle incline). Continue forward and turn left. Pass by the elevators and enter the lobby through the glass doors in front of you.

For both entrances, you will need an access token. You can activate the token in advance after activating your Aalto user ID. Please see the instructions:
How to get an access token and access rights
Access token registration and activation for students

13.30-14.30 Break / Aalto Welcome Fair  
14.30-15.30

Lecture: Better student life at Aalto

During the lecture you will get a concise overview of who supports you in various situations during your studies. At Aalto, you are not alone!

Undergraduate Centre, Lecture hall U2 (U157), U-wing, 1st floor

Street address: Otakaari 1, Espoo

Friday 1 September 2023

Game Design and Development: Voluntary game jamming at 10-17.

Photography

Time Programme Place
10.00-12.00 Degree structure, major courses, introducing each other L101 (Väre)
12.00-13.00 Lunch break                    
13.00-15.00 Visit to photo studio and printlab  


New Media:

Time Programme Place
10.00 Gather together G203 (Väre)
10.30 Campus tour to studios and workshops                   TBA
13.15-16.00 Tell us and each other a little about yourself (short, informal presentations)              G203 (Väre)


Visual Communication Design:

Time Programme Place
10.00-14.30 Sharing informal presentations with the VCD student community P106 (Homebase, Väre)
14.30-15

Visit to Printmaking Studio (5 Minute walk from Väre) with VCD Student Tutor: Noa Joulin

If you have any question feel free to reach out to Noa: https://t.me/noajln

 

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