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:

  1. Identify a significant area of artistic or scientific endeavour.
  2. Draft and implement a research work plan.
  3. Organize, interpret and generate new art and design works, hypotheses, models and texts.

Credits: 12

Schedule: 06.09.2021 - 03.01.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Lily Diaz-Kommonen

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:

    To be agreed between the professor and the student beforehand.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The achievable objectives are described in the work-study plan agreed beforehand.

    Final validation of the credits is done by faculty member and the head of research of the Department.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    To be agreed between the professor and the student beforehand.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The study materials depend on the work being carried out.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-Spring V

    2021-2022 Autumn I-Spring V

    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:

    Registration can be done through Weboodi, once the agreement with the professor has been reached.