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Our areas of research relate to the fields of design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, architecture, as well as urban planning and design with wellbeing, experiences and sustainable development as all-encompassing themes.

The acclaimed research in our departments is conducted by our international team of experts. We explore new ways of shaping the world artistically and scientifically. To learn more about the impact we make, get to know our departments and their strengths.

Department of Art

The Department of Art educates and prepares professionals in the fields of art education, visual culture, curating, and contemporary art. The department is recognized internationally for high-quality artistic and art pedagogical activities, scholarship, and research.

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Department of Architecture

We train professionals to design human-centred environments.

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Department of Design

The Department of Design is a diverse community of competent, creative and responsible individuals. In design, we appreciate technical skill, social significance and artistic expression.

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Department of Film, Television and Scenography

The Department of Film, Television and Scenography ELO is Finland's only university-level film school.

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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.

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