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School of Arts, Design and Architecture

About

We educate the next generation of filmmakers, designers, artists and art educators, photographers, architects and researchers to impact society through their creative work and research.

Students at a table_photo by Unto Rautio

Departments

Our areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, architecture, as well as urban planning and design.

Students working at a laptop

Studies and programmes

Studying at Aalto will challenge you, surprise you, and help you grow within your chosen field. Our excellent professors and hands-on approach puts you at the centre of your own education.

Students at the Aalto University Learning Centre, photo by Unto Rautio

Contact us

Find out more about us, our experts in art, design and architecture, or contact our management.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture by Sari Dhima

News

Espoon uuden piispan virka-asun on suunnitellut muodin maisteriopiskelija Emilia Kuurila. kuva: Markku Pihlaja
Studies Published:

Master's degree student in fashion Emilia Kuurila designed formal wear for Espoo’s female bishop

Kaisamari Hintikka was ordained as a bishop on 10 February at the Espoo Cathedral wearing elegant and modern bishop’s clothing.
Promootio 2013
Research & Art, Studies, University Published:

Ceremonial Conferment of Degrees in Arts, Design and Architecture 2019

The next ceremonial conferment of Doctoral and Master's degrees in Arts, Design and Architecture at Aalto University
Kreutzstrasse by Gloria Lauterbach. Image: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University
Campus, University Published:

Public art sparks our imagination

Aalto University is the first university in Finland to commit to the principle of the art percent.
Venetsian tutkimuspaviljonki
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Artists digging up contaminated soil

Artistic research does not provide ready-made answers, but instead raises important questions. Artist researchers are currently interested in global topics such as climate change and migration.
Wood workshop photo by Unto Rautio

Studies and programmes

We train designers, architects, art scholars and teachers, filmmakers, hackers, and more.
Learn more about our study programmes

Students working at a laptop

Departments

Our areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, architecture, as well as urban planning and design.

Explore the departments and their research

Students working together in front of Nokia flags, photo by Abigail Garbett

Collaboration

We maintain close ties with our alumni, employers, companies and communities.

Learn more about collaboration with us

Events

Aalto Living+ Forum by Aalto Living+ Platform
Lectures and seminars

Living+ Forum 2019: Inclusive Environments

The multidisciplinary public lecture series starts on January 10. Design for All, Multicultural Living Environments, and Aging in Cities, are only a few of the topics covered. We welcome everyone to meet and discuss!
Materials Matter exhibition by Materials Platform at Slush 2018_photo Ariane Relander
Exhibitions and fairs

Exhibition: Materials Matter

Materials Matter is the manifest of the Aalto University scientific excellence in materials research at Slush 2018. Now all Aalto University and our dear guests have a chance to see it themselves! We are bringing the exhibited projects to the Dipoli Gallery for all of you to learn more about the exciting world of materials.
The exhibition will be open from 23.01.2019 (18:00) to 03.03.2019 (12:00) for everyone. To plan your visit, please mind the Dipoli opening hours.
Iines Jakovlev: Hidden Lake Photo: Anne Kinnunen
Exhibitions and fairs

Fragile Water design exhibition at Helsinki Airport

The exhibition Fragile Water brings attention to our use of water.
Some-ilmiöt
Lectures and seminars

Lecture series: Sosiaalisen median ilmiöt

This open lecture series, Sosiaalisen median ilmiöt (Social media phenomena), is organized by the Information Networks Program of Aalto University.

Follow us

Check out our social channels or follow the hashtag #aaltoarts

Aalto Showcase

Art and creativity is one of the main pillars at Aalto University. Aalto Showcase introduces to you what is going on in our galleries, tells you about public art at the university and the Aalto Artists-In Residence programme.

Visit Aalto Showcase!
Aalto University, Väre art works by Grönlund and Nisunen, Insight. Photo: Aalto University / Mikko_Raskinen

Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Aalto Arts and Design Cases
Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Where to find us

Väre

Address: Otaniementie 14
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Mon-Thu at 8.00-21.00, Fri at 8.00-20.00, Sat at 9.00-17.00.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture by Sari Dhima

Undergraduate Centre

Address: Otakaari 1
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00

Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo

Otakaari 7

Otakaari 7