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.


After succesful completion, student is able to:

  1. Carry out a small video production project by designing, shooting, editing and presenting a short video narrative in a team.
  2. Carry out research for team's video manuscript.
  3. Work in a team with other students, agreeing about the work and share workload through good distribution of roles.
  4. Discuss verbally and visually about design and media culture, and reflect how their own work and aspirations relate to the broader historical and contemporary design and media context.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 28.10.2022 - 09.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Heidi Paavilainen, Teemu Leinonen

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: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    In this course, students familiarise themselves with international design and media history, key issues and discourses. The historical changes are studied in relation to the contemporary infused with design and media. Lectures are supplemented with readings and documentaries, which students are expected to explore independently. Students complete and present one team assignment, a video essay, in which they teach other students a pair of design and media concepts assigned to the video production team. Individually each student writes a short reflective paper.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Course assignments, participation in teaching.
    Students must attend and actively participate in at least 80% of the contact teachings.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Study methods: Lectures (80% participation required), assignments.

    The total workload for the course amounts to 81 hours (I ECTS credits = 27 hours). 

    • Contact teaching 22 h
    • Independent work 42 h
    • Personal reflection 16 h
    • Giving course feedback 1 h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Autumn II

    Enrollment :

    Only Department of Design BA students to whom the course is compulsory.

    Group size min 40 - max 100

    Registration for Courses: Sisu.

    Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture: