Aalto University

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary and international university in Finland specialising in science, art, technology and business. Research, activities and teaching are carried out at Aalto’s six schools and their departments and units.

Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) is an independent Master’s programme in the Department of Art at Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the most prestigious universities in its field. It educates students to create imaginative, collaborative, compassionate and unconventional approaches to the most pressing challenges of today.

The NoVA programme is a two years Master program. The programme emphasises visual culture and visual art education. Research is focused on arts-based research (ABR) and artistic research. The programme is taught in English and it welcomes both domestic and international students. 

Teaching is located in the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, that is the home of innovative community. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Aalto University was established in 2010 as three leading Finnish Universities, the Helsinki 
Schools of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and design Helsinki, were merged.

Aalto University have improver markedly in rankings specific to these fields, and place high in well-know ranking lists.

Ji Youn Lee: Ingredients 

‘Ingredients’ is a reconstruction, a new creation of props that were used in variety photograph shootings. 
The unexpected condition of ingredients or the disguised appearance of ingredients.
210x285mm, 64p
ISBN : 9791195652914

The Department of Art educates and prepares professionals in the fields of art education, visual culture, curating, and contemporary art. The department is recognised internationally for high-quality artistic and art pedagogical activities, scholarships, and research.The study programs are taught by leading scholars and practitioners in their field. The programs focus on the combination of theory and practice – praxis – and transdisciplinary artistic and arts-based research.

Scholarships and tuition fees

You will find more information about Master’s programme scholarships and tuition fees from Aalto University’s web site.  

Study memories

It is never easy to move to a new country, but Korean born Solip Park did it twice. Moving first to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon and then – after hearing about Aalto’s vibrant remix of arts and business – she moved again to Finland to be part of the Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) program.

Photos: Eija Mäkivuoti, Vivita Udre, Anni Rupponen

Do you want to know more?

Read more about Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education at Aalto University’s web site. 

Contact information.

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