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.


The objective of the seminar is to develop discussion and debate regarding the diverse aspects of the new media (in art and design) and its role in society at the local national level as well as within a global and international context. Participants:

1. Present their doctoral research, conference presentations, and essays. 

2. Work with an opponent during the presentation that can focus on the current state of the candidate s work and which can include data gathering techniques, theory, methods, and envisioned conclusions.

Credits: 3 - 6

Schedule: 25.09.2024 - 16.04.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Lily Diaz-Kommonen

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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    New Media Doctoral Seminar is a forum where the diversity of disciplines and interests that make up the postgraduate research community in the Media Lab are brought together for a discussion. The seminar meets 4 times per semester. Each session includes a presenter and an opponent who is also a guest speaker. The candidate's presentation is followed by a debate with the opponent. Participants in the seminar are encouraged to ask questions and debate.

    The themes vary in every session according to the background and the work of the presenters. Presentations about special topics by invited guests and speakers sometimes augment the sessions.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
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    Attendance and active participation are required. Students are required to prepare their own presentations and actively participate in discussions and reviews.

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    Seminar sessions once a month, 2h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn I - Spring V
    2025-2026 Autumn I - Spring V


    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, https//