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 course works as an introduction to ARTS-A0229 Comics Project. Through exercises and discussions students familiarize with an artistic work process and the limiting factors of it. Students learn to schedule and plan their works and understand the principles of the art form and its possibilities in relation to their own ways of working.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 07.11.2024 - 28.11.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Marja Nurminen, Matti Hagelberg

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: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The main working method during the course is guided and independent work, group discussions and critiques. The projects under development discussed thoroughly with the group.


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The personal advancement of the student in schedule and plan their works. The students ability to express and utilise what they've learned in their artistic work process.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    28 h contact teaching 53 h, independent work


Study Material
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Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn II
    2025-2026 Autumn II


    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students. Maximum amount of participants is 16 students. 

    Prioritetsordningen är följande:

    1. Students in the Comics Expression minor
    2.  Aalto ARTS students 

    After the registration has closed, SISU conducts a raffle to allocate all the seats while considering the possible prioritisation order stated above. If there are more registrants than available seats, ten (10) students from the remaining applicants 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 of no-shows. Any available seats are then filled in numerical order.