Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The clinic runs weekly throughout the academic year (excluding workshop weeks), and during the course students should gain proficiency in dealing with audio both in terms of technology and aesthetics. The students' projects should be completed by May and preferably presented also within the Media Lab Spring Demo Day. 

Credits: 3

Schedule: 10.09.2018 - 29.04.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Tommi Paju

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Antti Ikonen, Tommi Paju

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This "hands on - minds on" course is targeted to Sound in New Media major and minor students who want to practice their craft with sonic material and learn something new about audio and music hardware and software. By attending the Sound Clinic classes & completing the given assignments the students will gain a deeper understanding of the various facets concerning the art & craft of sound design. The participants should be willing to share their projects within the group in order to build a creative environment for collaborative learning. 

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Being present at at least in 80% of the clinic sessions, completed audible projects according to given instructions. Credits are given according to the workload of completed assignments and projects.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Sound Clinic is a weekly meeting on Monday afternoons, focused on sound as material for art and design. Unlike a few of the sound and music related courses at Media Lab, Sound Clinic is not about interaction design, but about sound as such. 46h total.