Credits: 8

Schedule: 16.03.2020 - 24.04.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Liisa Ikonen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

4 and 5

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students learn to work in multi- and cross-disciplinary working groups. Students learn to discern the emerging possibilities that VR-technology has to offer for their respective art fields and practice. Students learn to utilize a short design-execute-reflect method in the design- and exercise processes. Students learn to use the whole group as a crowdsourcing platform for ideas and solutions through open and cross-disciplinary discussions and reflections. Students learn to exploit game design methods and practices in the processes of performing arts.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The Mediated Performance course is the conclusion of the whole GVRPA-study module (Introduction to Intermedial Design, Digital game creation and art, From game to performance and Interactive and Playful Design in Performing Arts). The students work in multidisciplinary groups creating specific projects, that explore game design, interactivity and playfulness as a method for creating performances; including installations, games, interventions and/or participatory events. Projects are developed through shared research and playful experimentation and reflected/discussed regularly during the course in a short loop.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

80 % participation in lectures and in group workshops. Attending the first lessons is required.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

 Lectures, seminars, demonstrations, guided, independent and group design work and feedback

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

-          For designers, lighting designers and exchange students: Digital Game Creation and Art 5 cr.

-          For directors: Game design to performance (5 cr) and Interactive and Playful Design in Performing Art (5 cr)

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Pass / Fail

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Maximum number of students is 20.

-          4 students (including exchange students) from Aalto University, 6 students (including 2 exchange students) from University of Arts Theatre Academy, Degree programme in Lighting Design, 4 students from University of Arts Theatre Academy, Degree programme in Sound Design and 4 students from University of Arts Theatre Academy, other Degree programmes.


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