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.


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the possibilities offered by the various workshops, labs, and studio facilities in Aalto ARTS and Aalto Studios.
  • Recognize the safety and health issues associated with working in these facilities.
  • Use the workshops and studios throughout their studies.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 22.02.2021 - 26.02.2021

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

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Matti Niinimäki, Pasi Pakula

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:

    Safety and usage training for the workshops and studios in Väre and Aalto Studios. The facilities and tools covered in the course include, but are not limited to:

    • Laser cutter
    • 3D printers
    • Waterjet cutter
    • Printlab
    • Wood workshop
    • Metal Workshop

    The course also covers basic introduction to CAD software for creating design files and drawings for the various machines.

    This course has varying content for each implementation of the course and can be taken several times. See the course syllabus for a detailed list of workshops and studios covered in each run of the course.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    This course will be taught in the Aalto Studios Workshops:

    • Set Design Workshop
    • Costume Workshop

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Working Methods

    • Lectures and assignments on CAD software basics
    • Safety and usage training in the ARTS Infra or Aalto Studios workshops

    Assessment Methods and Criteria

    Minimum 80% attendance to lectures is compulsory.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching hours varies for implememtation of the course.

    Total workload:

    • 3 ECTS
    • 80 hours


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Will be provided during the course.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    DOM-E5018 Pajakurssi - Intro to Workshop Space and Equipment

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    No prerequisites.