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.


Each summer school has own spesific learning outcomes.

After completing the Summer School students are able to create future oriented solutions in a collaborative settings; combine creativity, curiosity, continuous renewal with analytical skills and practice; understand how to lead complex processes with emphaty, creativity, critical thinking and research-founded reasoning and display the skills and attitude to co-innovative, co-operate and communicate with various stake-holders.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 29.07.2024 - 09.08.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Venla Luukkonen

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


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    Each summer school has own content.

    Aalto ARTS Summer school is part of the strategy work of Aalto University and it aims to enhance the knowledge how to use collaboration and radical creativity between the creative fields. The course aims to build international bridges and new collaboration and understanding in the fields of art, design, media and architecture. The aim is to invite international students to Aalto University to learn skills how to collaboratively solve the big challenges of our time. The online learning option will also be developed. The more specific theme for the course will be developed each year separately.

    Universities which are included in this collaboration are: Parsons School of Design (The New School), Politecnico di Milano, Delft University of Technology, Singapore University of Technology and Design, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Tecnologico de Monterrey.


Assessment Methods and Criteria
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    Participation in teaching and summer school course assignments.

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    The course consists of a pre-task, two weeks intensive workshop and a learning diary.


Study Material
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    Will be in MyCourses.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
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    More information on ARTS students' application procedure: Circular economy and co-design | Aalto University

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Summer
    2023-2024 Summer

    Enrollment :

    Each summer school partner school chooses five students to the course based on their own criterion. ARTS students will be selected based on their portfolio (max 5 pages) and motivation letter (1 page, maximum 400 words). Maximum amount of students is 40.

    More info: coordinator Venla Luukkonen,