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 workshop deepens and strengthens the students' personal approach, visual thinking, and technical skills.The learning outcomes vary and are related to each workshop and they will be described in detail in the course description of each study event.

On a successful completion of the course, students

- have learned and are able to present&share ideas, skills and practices that depend on the visiting teacher and their approach on photography

- are able to apply their new skills and practices to their own work



Credits: 2

Schedule: 19.10.2020 - 24.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Marjaana Kella, Niko Luoma, Heli Rekula, Hanna Weselius

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Maija Savolainen, Hanna Weselius

Contact information for the course (valid 16.09.2020-21.12.2112): (course teacher) (responsible teacher)

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: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Individual and group work as well as lectures by the teacher of each workshop.

  • Applies in this implementation:


    Teacher: Maija Savolainen 

    Course Assistant: Jenni Toivonen

    Responsible Teacher: Hanna Weselius

    The workshop takes the form of a 5-day (Tue-Sat) residency in Seili island, a former asylum site which currently hosts the University of Turku Archipelago Research Institute. By getting acquainted with basic natural research as well as the history and present of the island, located in the Archipelago National Park nature preservation area, the students can take multiple angles of view to one place. The workshop is a treatise into the variety of knowledge one place/location/context can produce and how that knowledge can be applied into scientific and/or artistic practice. After the workshop, we will present the outcome of the week in an exhibition at Aalto University.

    Accommodation in Seili is a self-catering house with shared bedrooms for two people each. We travel to the island with public transport (bus+ferry).



    20.10. Departure to Seili island
    24.10. Return from Seili island

    06.11.  Set up of the exhibition at FK lobby in Väre
    20.11. Take down of the exhibition at FK lobby in Väre

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Typical ways of working are lectures, group discussions and individual work. Methods vary from workshop to workshop.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    See details of the teaching hours and other ways of working from the workshop description of each workshop.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Teacher will provide in the beginning of the course.

  • Applies in this implementation:


Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    DOM-E3042 Valokuvataiteen työpajat

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Workshops require knowledge of techniques and expression, that will be announced by the teacher.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    17 Partnerships for the Goals


Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    departure: 20.10. (Tuesday)

    back: 24.10. (Saturday)