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 gain knowledge and understanding of:

  •   Different types of project-based and administrative practices in the fields of art, education, and digital visual communication
  •   Ethical, responsible, and sustainable ecosystems in the fields of art, education, and digital visual communication


Students acquire skills in:

  •   Using art-based, creative, and participatory methods to initiate and critically evaluate business and/or project ideas
  •   Managing and developing professional projects
  •   Applying their knowledge from art education and digital visual communication in entrepreneurial and/or project-based practice


Students acquire competences for:

  •   Turning their ideas into manageable projects
  •   Working as a project initiator and manager in transdisciplinary settings
  •   Developing economically and ethically sustainable projects for art education and digital visual communication

Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.01.2025 - 13.02.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juuso Tervo

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:

    In this course, we discuss various models and frameworks for project management and entrepreneurship in order to deepen students’ theoretical and practical knowledge in project-oriented work. The focus is on ethical, responsible, and sustainable ecosystems of culture and economy as well as on the uses of arts-based and pedagogical methods in entrepreneurial practice. The course aims to bridge artistic, educational, and entrepreneurial competencies in project management. At the end of the course, students share what they have learned through group presentations.

    This course is co-organized with Aalborg University, Denmark. All class session are taught in hybrid, and half of the students participate in the course from Copenhagen. We use Aalto OpenLearning instead of MyCourses. If you are not a student of Nordic Master in Visual Studies and Art Education, please contact the teacher in charge for further details.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Active participation in teaching, completed assignments.

    See Aalto OpenLearning for more detailed information on evaluations methods and criteria.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 ECTS = 135 h

    Contact teaching: 20 h
    Independent work: 55 h
    Group work: 35 h
    Supervision: 10 h
    Reflection: 15 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Relevant literature on the topic. See Aalto OpenLearning for more detailed information on study materials.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Spring III
    2025-2026 Spring III


    Max. amount of students 16.
    Min. amount of students 6 Registration in Sisu. The order of priority follows the guidelines decided by the Academic Committee of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture https//