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.


'UWAS Project' courses offer students the opportunity to get involved in transdisciplinary art or design based projects. The students learn about the practicalities of transdisciplinary collaboration as well as art and design based methods in project work.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 03.03.2022 - 05.05.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Maria Villa Largacha

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


Maria Villa (UWAS- Arts)

Camilo Sanchez (Media Lab)

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:

    Varies depending on the teacher.

  • applies in this implementation

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Regular attendance required. Passing the course requires attending 80% of the lessons.

  • applies in this implementation

    Students will assemble transdiciplinary groups to collaborate in the production of one podcast episode. 

    Assessment of the podcast projects is given (3-5 credits) according to the level of completion of: group assignments given throughout the course, individual participation in the different activities in Mycourses, and especially the time investment needed for research, fieldwork, and edition of the episode submitted at the end by each group. This way, groups may chose to do more or less involved audio projects based on their preference and time availability, and the credits will reflect it.

    Attendance to 80% of the contact teaching sessions is required (6 sessions), which will run in person only. Independent group work will have the same schedule and rooms of the class as a baseline (31.03.22-14.04.22), but students may work remotely if desired. 


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Varies depending on the teacher.

  • applies in this implementation

    Credits: 3-5 ECTS

    Evaluation: Pass/Fail


    Contact teaching: 24 hs

    Independent group work: 50 to 80 hs

    Readings, field work, and other individual work: 10 to 36 hs

    Enrolment limit: 25


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Varies depending on the teacher.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

    17 Partnerships for the Goals


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    UWAS course selection criteria: Registration order is not the primary selection criteria for this course. In order to ensure that students from different programs and schools of Aalto University may take UWAS courses, the selection is also based on the variety of students' disciplines. Master's students are also welcome.

    Minimum amount of students: 7

    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:




Details on the schedule
  • applies in this implementation

    3.03 Lecture R001/M134

    10.03 Lecture R001/M140 Majakka

    17.03 lecture R001/M134 

    24.03.2022 R001/M134

    31.03 -14.04 Independent student group work Conversation Room and A-pod:

    31.03.2022 R001/M140 Majakka

    07.04.2022 R001/M134

    14.04.2022 R001/M134

    21.04 Postproduction (A-pod) + Tarkovski R029/331 Otakaari 7

    28.04 Postproduction (A-pod) + Tarkovski R029/331 Otakaari 7

    5.05 Lecture R001/M134 Group Project presentations