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 knowledge and skills acquired in the basic course are extended. Students will be introduced to more advanced screen exposure techniques, such as the preparation of capillary film, and will be encouraged to find links between screen printing and the student's main subject.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 28.02.2025 - 22.05.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sakari Tervo, Jukka Lehtinen

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:

    To develop an understanding of the significance of printmaking as part of a wider art historical development and to explore its place in the field of contemporary art. Students will learn about the definition, concepts and possibilities of different printmaking processes for artistic expression. The course aims to find links between screenprinting and the student's main subject.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Passing the course requires 80 percent attendance and completion of the exercises.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is organized as contact teaching (70 hours) including demonstrations, lectures, exercises and personal guidance.

    92 hours independent work / time to think.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    It is recommended that the students read the following material before the course: Monipuolinen serigrafia, Työvaiheet, välineet, materiaalit, Jukka Lehtinen, Reijo Mörö, Olli Reijonen, TaiK/Ilmari Design Publications, 2002, ISBN 951-558-103-6. Water-based Screenprinting, Steve Hoskins, ISBN 0713650559. Digital Printmaking, George Whale, Naren Barfield, 2001, ISBN 0-7136-5035-4.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Spring IV - V
    2025-2026 No teaching


    Prioritization order for admission is based on the prioritization criteria established by Aalto ARTS https//

    If there are more applicants than available seats, SISU conducts a raffle to allocate seats. In the event of a raffle, ten (10) students are drawn and placed on a waiting list in numerical order. On the first day of the course, these students may check for available seats in case any of the selected students do not show up. Any available seats are then filled in numerical order.

    All applicants will receive an email containing details about the registration process, once the registration period has closed.

    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students, maximum 12.