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.


Varies according to course.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 25.09.2022 - 01.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juuso Tervo

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:

    The course content is wrapped around current topics in Nordic Visual Studies and art education. This intensive course has strong emphasis on Nordic perspectives. Study methods constitutes site-visits, practical assignments, lectures and readings.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assessment methods include Reading Reflections (30%), Assignments (40%), Discussions (30%)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Small group teaching 40h, readings 14h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Study material is assigned according to the case specific study content.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    17 Partnerships for the Goals


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    NoVA symposium, Aalto University. The course is organized in co-operation with the Department of Communication at Aalborg University, Denmark. 

    Teaching Period:

    (2020, 2021) - No teaching

    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:

    Registration via WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for registration dates.