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.


After completing the study module, the student is familiar with several current trends in the field of art research or artistic research and is able to give an overview of their contents.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 06.01.2025 - 06.06.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sanna 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: . Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    By listening to visiting and seminar lectures as well as scientific and artistic discussions at academicdoctoral dissertations (organized by Aalto ARTS or other suitable universities), the student gets acquainted with the current field of aesthetics and art research as well as artistic research.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Student chooses and attends academic events (2–3) and to compile written reports based on the event contents. One pdf file is returned to MyCourses by the end of the course according to the instructions.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Seminars, dissertations and/or individual lectures are covered with 1 ECTS (3 pages) or 2 ECTS (5 pages) reports, and when a total of 3 ECTS (1+2 ECTS or 1+1+1 ECTS) has been completed, the student will acquire the grade. The course is marked as completed only after the entire module has been completed (no partial completions).

    3 ECTS ≈ 81h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: Finnish

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


    1. Aalto ARTS students whose course is part of the studies of Art and Media minor.

    2. Students of Aalto ARTS and exchange students, whose study plan the course has been approved.

    Maximum amount of participants is 20 students. Registration: Sisu.