Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), 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.




Credits: 3

Schedule: 13.09.2019 - 24.04.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Matti Niinimäki

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Matti Niinimäki

Contact information for the course (valid 12.08.2019-21.12.2112):

Matti Niinimäki

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):



  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:



  • Applies in this implementation:

    Please note, this course is primarily aimed for 2nd+ year MA students in New Media. Maximum amount of students is 15.

    The aim of the course is to explore the notion of interaction within the context of new media art. The students will create artworks for a new media art exhibition that opens in the Spring semester.

    This course is for advanced students, it is assumed that you are able to handle your chosen medium well enough to create your work. There will be artistic and technical tutoring available, but the student should already have taken other courses that teach specific skills in creating interactive artworks, or the student should already have learned these skills elsewhere.

    Recommended courses to take before attending the Interactive Art course:

    • Programming for Artists (or equivalent)
    • Electronics for Artists
    • Embodied Interaction

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:



  • Applies in this implementation:


    Grading: 1-5

    • Final Project: 70%
    • Participation: 30%

    Evaluation of the final project is based on:

    • Concept & originality
    • Aesthetics & form
    • Use of technology
    • Critical thinking
    • Development throughout the course
    • Documentation of the work

    Evaluation of participation is based on:

    • Class attendance
    • Being on time
    • Participating in class discussions
    • Helping others

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:



  • Applies in this implementation:

    The course requires a significant amount of work to be done outside the lectures.

    Please note! The ECTS amount is 3-5 in Oodi, but it is 5 ECTS.

    5 ECTS equals to roughly 135 hours.

    Lectures: 50 hours
    Personal workload (creating an artwork, participating in the exhibition): 85 hours

    If the student's workload is greater than the maximum 5 ECTS of the actual course, additional extra credits will be added as a Study Project.

    Due to the high workload, this course is not recommended for 1st year students.


Study Material
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Course material will be provided during the lectures.

    Recommended book:
    Kwastek, Katja. Aesthetics of Interaction in Digital Art.


Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    We meet weekly on Friday afternoons.

    Fall Semester

    • Fri 13/09/2019
    • Fri 20/09/2019
    • Fri 27/09/2019
    • Fri 04/10/2019
    • Fri 11/10/2019
    • Fri 18/10/2019
    • Fri 01/11/2019
    • Fri 08/11/2019
    • Fri 15/11/2019
    • Fri 22/11/2019
    • Fri 29/11/2019
    Spring Semester
    • Fri 10/01/2020
    • Fri 17/01/2020
    • Fri 24/01/2020
    • Fri 31/01/2020
    • Fri 07/02/2020
    • Fri 14/02/2020
    • Fri 28/02/2020
    • Fri 06/03/2020
    • Fri 13/03/2020
    • Fri 20/03/2020
    • Fri 27/03/2020
    • Fri 03/04/2020
    • Fri 17/03/2020
    • Fri 24/03/2020


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