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Art and Technology studies start in Aalto University
Aalto University introduces Art and Technology, a multi-disciplinary study module that is targeted to MA level students and starts in the academic year 2012‐13. It brings media art and electronic art for the first time as independent subjects to the curriculum of the university. The study module combines media artistic thinking and practice with the aesthetic and philosophical foundations of the field. Students are encouraged to cross over boundaries between technology, art and design.
Application deadline: 31 May, 2012.


The emphasis is on interactive artworks that are spatial, embodied, or mobile. The course works typically utilize computers and electronics for artistic expression. Some topics to be covered are interactive installations, experimental user interfaces, wearable electronics, and ubiquitous technology. In addition to artistic projects there will be studies in media art history and the technical tools that are needed. The main language is English.

To whom?

Students from a variety of backgrounds are welcome to apply to the study module - such as various fields of art, media, technology and human sciences. All masters level degree students at Aalto University are entitled to apply, as well as exchange students, and students from other universities within the JOO agreement. If you're uncertain if this module would suit your study profile please get in contact with the organizers (see contact info below).

The module as part of a degree

Depending on the master's degree programme the module can be included in the degree as a personal study module (such as at Aalto University School of Science) or as a minor subject (such as at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture). You should verify before applying how the study module can be incorporated in your degree.

Organising departments

The Art and Technology module is organized in collaboration between three departments – the departments of Art, Media, and Media Technology at Aalto University, and with coordination by Aalto Media Factory.

Scope of the study module: 20-25 ECTS
Duration:  one year
Intake: max. 10-12 students (from all Schools of Aalto University, exchange students, and from other universities within the JOO agreement)
Language: English
Application deadline: 31 May, 2012.

Application documents:  Please include the application form, a letter of motivation and extract of study record (detailed instructions on the website).

More information:

Vesa Kantola (lecturer, dept. Media technology)
tel. 050 5562092

Markku Nousiainen (producer, Aalto Media Factory)
tel. 040 5005276