Rankings and reputation
The departments in our school are very well respected in their fields, and many rank among the top programmes in international surveys, year for year. Both our Fashion programme and Photography programme sent students as finalists to the esteemed Hyères Festival of Fashion and Photography in 2018, returning with prizes in each category. In 2017, the Business of Fashion ranked the Aalto BA programme in Fashion number 5 in the world.
The Aalto Department of Film, TV and Cinematography, also known as ELO, educates film professionals for practically the entire Finnish film industry. In 2017, Aalto students and faculty completed over 40 productions, one third of which were awarded by the leading peer-reviewed international forums. Films by graduates and current students are regularly shown at international festivals and competitions.
Aalto Department of Architecture is ranked highest in Finland and among the top fifty architecture schools in the world (QS 2018). Projects by the department are nominated for national and international awards, such as the Finlandia Prize (2018) and the ArchDaily Building of the Year award (2018).