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.


Students understand the aims of movement-based, collegial artistic processes and are able to function creatively, methodically and responsibly in an artistic work group. Students understand the special characteristics and possibilities of each art form in a multidisciplinary process and are capable of developing their own artistic work in constructive and interactive collaboration with students and work groups of other artistic disciplines. They understand the dynamics of the artistic process and the different stages of creating a work of art. They are able to perceive all the different parts making up the whole as well as the thematic, production and institutional environment. Students are able to constructively reflect on both the joint artistic process and their own artistic work.

Credits: 10

Schedule: 24.08.2020 - 04.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Liisa Ikonen, Sofia Pantouvaki

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Liisa Ikonen, Sofia Pantouvaki

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: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Students will primarily work within the current framework of contemporary dance and performance, in multidisciplinary work groups and degree programmes, as well as within the framework offered by the Theatre Academy and Aalto University. At the end of the study unit, the artistic projects of the work groups will be presented at a shared evening of performance jointly put together by the work groups and the students.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Active participation in personal meetings with project advisors, group work, process guidance and evaluations, brainstorming meetings, concept presentations. Assessment is based on the process of pre-production, production, performance and post-production, including critical reflection.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, presentation and discussion 20% Independent work and reflection 80%



Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ELO-E5219 Orientation to Artistic Collaboration and ACO Project

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality