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 get experience of presenting their own ongoing doctoral research. Students learn to give feedback to peers and learn from other doctoral students' working processes and methods. Students learn to take part on discussions of academic and artistic work, which is based on peer’s presentations and academic texts. Students understand the form and process of making doctoral dissertation.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 19.09.2023 - 23.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Riikka Haapalainen

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:

    This seminar is open for all doctoral students in the Department of Art & Media. Students from other departments are also welcome. The seminar consists of seminar conversations, visitors and workshops. The seminar is an important place to maintain dialogue, and develop ongoing dissertation work with peers, with instructors, and with visitors. The doctoral seminar is recommended for the newly started as well as advanced students.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Active participation

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Monthly seminar and readings


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Readings are selected together with the instructor.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - Spring V
    2023-2024 Autumn I - Spring V

    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,