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. Plan and execute an independent art, design or research project.
  2. Set learning outcomes to their project development both individually as well as on a common trajectory with their group.
  3. Describe and document their process.
  4. Apply the new knowledge and perspectives gained during their MA studies into their practice.

Credits: 9

Schedule: 01.03.2023 - 02.06.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pia Euro, Matti Niinimäki, Rupesh Vyas, Arja Karhumaa, Antti Ikonen, Lucy Davis, Tuomas Kortteinen

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 Art + Media Studio course is where you dedicate time and space for a larger project either individually or in a group. The thematics of the projects may vary year to year, from self initiated work to collaboration with an organization, company, or community.

    Your task is to plan and execute a large-scale art, design, or research project, where learning goals are set both individually as well as on a common trajectory with your group. Background research in both theory and praxis, as well as documentation are an important part of the process. Individual feedback sessions, milestone presentations, peer discussions and readings provide structure for your work.

    The final results of all the studio groups are presented in a joint exhibition, publications and events.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Minimum 80% attendance. The assessment is a synthesis of your process, required milestones submitted on time, and the final outcome and documentation of the project. More details can be found on the course's MyCourse site.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in the course. Minimum 80% attendance.

    Shared lectures and meetings, studio teaching, project-based work independently and in small groups.

    The course is divided into common lectures and sessions for all the participating students and smaller groups where students work around a specific topic or theme.

    9 ECTS ≈ 240h

    • Contact teaching: ~80h (please note that the contact teaching hours have small differences depending on the varying teaching methods used in the different study groups)
    • Independent study, including time to think and reflect: ~160h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV - V
    2023-2024 Spring IV - V

    Enrollment :

    Minimum amount of participants: 8
    Maximum amount of participants varies according to the implementation of the course.

    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: