Credits: 10

Schedule: 15.02.2016 - 18.05.2017

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students understand how freelance designers work in an international environment within the context of surface design. They are able to design surface designs with different methods and for various purposes. They are familiar with repeats, making and coordinating colourways and collections and are able to create a collection of surface designs according to a design brief.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students design a collection of surface designs according joint themes

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Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Professional development, project and process management, activity and team skills.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

270 h

70 h Lectures, independent and group tutoring, critiques

165 h Independent work individually and in teams

35 h Own reflection

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Passed MUO-E1027 Surface Design course

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

MUO-E1034 PatternLab Marketing and Sales Project is obligatory for all students taking the PatternLab Collection –course.

The PatternLab Minor is intended for all students at Aalto ARTS interested in surface design and freelance work. For further information, please see description of the minor, autumn  application schedule and instructions for applying. Please note that you need to apply for the minor to be able to take this course. After being accepted to the minor, you can register to the individual courses. Participation in the PatternLab requires commitment to a year-long project. Max. 12 students.

More information on PatternLab from website and from the professor in charge of the minor as well as from the study coordinator Helena Kurkela ( Please see minors guide for further information on applying to the minor.