Partnering Universities

Partnering Universities in NoVA programme are
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland,
Aalborg University, Department of Communication and Psychology, Denmark and
Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden.

In Aalto University, NoVA is organized as an independent 120 ECTS Master’s Degree Programme. At Konstfack University NoVA is a study specialization within the Master’s Degree programme in Visual Culture and Learning. At Aalborg University, NoVA is a study specialization within the master program of Communication. This variety will not affect the individual student. In the case students are part of another study program within the NoVA master’s program, the NoVA students will form exclusive study groups.

Aalto University – School of Art, Design and Architecture (FINLAND)

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Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) educates contemporary art and visual culture professionals and researchers, to achieve understanding of the best Nordic
practices and traditions in art education and visual communication. This cross-cultural study offers work opportunities internationally in different art, educational, and visual communication areas, institutions, organisations, communities, and art and culture contexts. Students may direct themselves toward teaching, producing, designing, guidance, and consultant tasks on different levels of schooling, or in the fields of visual culture, media culture, social sectors and corporate life. Teaching is provided by faculty from three Nordic universities. The teaching language is English and program is open for international students.

NoVA Curriculum in Aalto University 2018-2020

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Aalborg University - Copenhagen (DENMARK)

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The specialization in Nordic Visual Studies and Art education (NoVA) is offered to you, who want to give your communication master a visual profile and work internationally with contemporary visual communication. The specialization will give you relevant competencies and interaction skills for working in cross-cultural and international educational situations and environments. The teaching language is partly Danish and partly English. The specialization is offered only in Copenhagen.
The specialization offers a broad range of study areas including:
● Nordic digital technologies
● Digital media
● New technologies
● Communication
● Critical pedagogy with social and cultural awareness
● Contemporary art didactics
● Visual culture developed in the Nordic region

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Konstfack - University of Arts, Crafts and Design (SVERIGE)

Photo: Hironori Tsukue

Studying with NoVA specialisations offers the opportunity to study within an international Master’s degree programme (120 ECTS) with a strong Nordic profile at two universities in the Nordic countries. NoVA teaching builds on Nordic competences and expertise, related to current discussions on international art education. The teaching language is English and program is open for international students.

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