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 aim of the course is to develop awareness of the operating methods of contemporary sculpture and installation art. The course also develops the students ability to independently study space and form and use them as means of artistic expression. The course provides capabilities to combine the concepts of art, design, theory and history in plastic expression.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.01.2022 - 15.02.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Antti-Ville Reinikainen, Ari Björn

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

     Lectures, presentations, exercises, independent work. Students develop a personal contemporary sculpture project. All students take part in an exhibition at the end of the course.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The students implement a sculpture or installation based on their own idea. The course may include lectures, excursions, discussions and critiques.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    85h contact teaching + 40h independent work.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Provided in class

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students.
    Two places are reserved for exchange students.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III

    2021-2022 Spring III

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture:

     Minimum amount of participants is 8 students.

     The order of priority for admitting students:

    1. Exchange students in Aalto ARTS, 2 places (applies to courses taught in English)
    2. Minor students (applies to compulsory courses in the minor)
    3. Degree students in Aalto ARTS
    4. Students from other schools in Aalto University and students who have applied for the course through different student mobility schemes (flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.)
    5. Other students