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School of Arts, Design and Architecture


The School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the most prestigious universities in its fields. We educate students to create imaginative, collaborative, compassionate and unconventional approaches to the most pressing challenges of today.

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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.

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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

Smart Art - Mixing art and AI
Research & Art Published:

Mixing art and artificial intelligence

Artists have for long been quick to experiment, use and misuse new technologies--but does AI mean the end of human-made art?
Tuomas Auvinen / Photo by Joonas Villanen
Appointments, Press releases, University Published:
Bakteeriselluloosa
Research & Art Published:

2018 in a glimpse: materials revolution, Nobel laureates in economics, and students’ breathtaking art projects

This past year art and science were celebrated once again at Aalto University
Sick Photography
Honoured, Research & Art Published:

“Sick Photography” wins ICMA Award

Maija Tammi won International Creative Media Award of Excellence for Books with Jesper Vuori for ”Sick Photography”.
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 EIT Services
Conferences and workshops

Climate Innovation networking workshop

Climate-KIC is organizing an ideation workshops with Nordic partners to find partners who share a same thematic interest:
1. Circular Economy in Basic Materials, focuses on finding solutions to accelerate systemic change on circularity of plastics, metals and cement
2. Policy and Organisational Innovations for Urban Transitions, seeks innovations that support organizational transitions towards a low-carbon society
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Lectures and seminars

Architecture Speaks! lecture series

Popular ARCHITECTURE SPEAKS! lecture series continues. It is a collaboration of Aalto University and the Museum of Finnish Architecture.
Tenured Professors' Installation Talks by Lasse Lecklin
Lectures and seminars

Tenured Professors’ Installation Talks

Aalto University celebrates its tenured professors with popular talks by the new tenure track professors of Associate or Full level.
Dissertations

Defence in the field of Contemporary Art: MFA Marika Orenius

From an artist-teacher’s perspective, I research the relationship between artistic work and the process of becoming an artist. The underlying motivation for the research is the concern about the indirect tasks assigned to art and the fine arts education, such as answering economic or political demands. In artistic work, a space is created for something that is still taking shape

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

Otaniementie 14. Open Mon-Thu 8.00-21.00, Fri 8.00-20.00, Sat 9.00-17.00.

Väre / aula / kuva: Mikko Raskinen

Undergraduate Centre

Otakaari 1. Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00

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

Otakaari 7

Otakaari 7