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.


Students will be able to analyse, compare and discuss views on artistic, arts-based and other types of practice-based research possibilities. Students will be able to bind the theories from literature together with the practices from the explored examples and benefit them in their own research projects. Students will have the capacity to critically analyse the possibilities and limitations of the explored methods. Students will form a clear image of artistic, arts-based and practice-based research and contemplate their possibilities for own research.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 12.06.2023 - 16.06.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anniina Suominen

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:

    The course explores contemporary practices on artistic and arts-based research, setting the students own research projects as starting points. In this course, we investigate what kind of knowledge can artistic practice bring into research, and how might the participants' ongoing doctoral work benefit from this knowledge. We explore the different historical backgrounds, and contemporary discourses around artistic, arts-based and practice-based research, also engaging with their critique. The examples come from international academic and arts publications, and transdisciplinary publications from other fields than arts, and through the many visitors of the class.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Active participation on reading reflections and other discussion and the final paper.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching (48h), readings (30h), final paper (30h).


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 No teaching
    2023-2024 Summer

    Enrollment :

    Minimum number of participants: 8
    Maximum number of participants: 20

    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,