Head of programme: assistant professor Oscar Person, oscar.person@aalto.fi

Study coordinator Kuura Koivu, kuura.koivu@aalto.fi

ARTS Student Services


+358 50 342 9758 (Mon-Fri 9 - 15)


studentservices@aalto.fi (primarily for students)

arts-les@aalto.fi (primarily for faculty and external customers)

Book appointment:mystudies.aalto.fi
Postal address:

Learning Services
Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture
P.O. BOX 31000 (room M311)
00076 AALTO

Street address:

Learning Services Lounge M311, Väre, Otaniementie 14

(Mon-Wed 9-14, Thu 12-15)

The Student Services of School of Art, Design and Architecture does not have their own, specialised student service desk. Most cases can be handled via email, phone or by appointment. You are welcome to visit our meeting point LES Lounge (Väre 3rd floor room M311).

ARTS Student Services has a moderated email-list students-arts. Student Services are responsible for distribution of content and information. The main purpose of the list is to inform study and administrative related matters to all ARTS students. Event or exhibition notifications related to ARTS teaching or studying can be distributed on list. Individual student´s, organizations´or external stakeholder´s notifications or other communication materials can´t be distributed on this list.

Starting Point - student services office

The Student Services offers general guidance to students, regarding e.g.

  • general guidance to start getting help on any issues
  • enrollment
  • study rights
  • certificate of attendance
  • transcripts of records

Reach us via email studentservices@aalto.fi on these matters:

  • non-degree studies
  • degree certificates
  • studies in other Aalto School or other universities
  • international students can also contact the office with questions regarding immigration or other practical issues

Aalto ARTS Learning Services

The departments have planning officers and study coordinators in charge of advising students with study related matters. If you have general questions regarding the studies, you can turn to the staff of the programme or major.

Note: Email addresses are in the form firstname.lastname[a]aalto.fi (for letters such as ä or ö, use a and o instead)

Book a time for your department's support group member via mystudies.aalto.fi

Check the meeting point for reserved meetings from the coordinator. Most meetings students are held in room M311 at Väre or remotely (Zoom, Teams).

Joint School Learning Services

Manager of Learning ServicesIiris Kauppila+358 50 598 7650

Student Services Team Leader, JOO studies, Internal Mobility, Non-degree Studies

Virva Sointustudentservices@aalto.fi
+358 50 470 8580

Teaching Services Team Leader, Planning Officer

Curriculum Design
Sari Tarvainen+358 50 502 7718

External Customers' Services, Team Leader, Planning Officer
Student Admissions

Anna-Kaisa Antinoja

+358 50 467 2734

Student Services, Study Affairs SecretaryKirsti Niemensivustudentservices@aalto.fi
+358 50 544 1490
Centre for General Studies

Maria Riipi

Juhana Harju

+358 50 479 9840

+358 50 465 7078

Language studies

Pulmu Föhr-Siltavuoristudentservices@aalto.fi
+358 50 599 7932

International services, Incoming exchange students

Suvi Lähteenmäki


+358 50 4630210 Reserve a time

Outgoing exchange studiesJohanna Virta


+358 50 358 0886 Reserve a time

International education projects, Staff exchange, Internships abroad and in Finland, internship support

Hanna Karkku+358 50 562 7709
Specialist, pedagogyOuti Kankaanpää+358 50 520 1033
Doctoral ProgrammePäivi Väätänen


Learning ICT, Oodi, Sisu; Tuition fee related issues, Planning Officer

Jaakko Kölhistudentservices@aalto.fi
+358 50 596 8806
Credit transfer, study right extensionAnne Rautanenstudentservices@aalto.fi
+358 50 441 3033
Orientation, tutoringLaura Mattilastudentservices@aalto.fi
+358 50 306 3868

Aalto ARTS degree programme's contact information

Department of Architecture

Architecture (BA), Architecture (MA), Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture, Creative Sustainability in Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning
Contact address for students: studentservices@aalto.fi Contact address for teachers: les-arch@aalto.fi

Heidi Tukiainen, +358 50 464 1102
Sanna Tekonen, +358 50 595 0406
Niina Tikkanen, +358 50 5138 480
Hanna Nyemba, +358 50 514 2889

Creative Sustainability in ArchitectureSanna Tekonen, +358 50 595 0406
Urban Studies and PlanningIlona Virtanen, +358 50 315 2150

Department of Art and media

Art Education, Visual Culture and Contemporary Art / ViCCA, Visual Communication Design (BA), Visual Communication Design (MA), Photography, New Media, Nordic Visual Studies Art Education / NoVA

Contact address for students: studentservices@aalto.fi Contact address for teachers: les-dam@aalto.fi

Viivi Poutiainen, +358 50 3077 267
Nina Sjölund, +358 50 380 6541
Riina Kontkanen, +358 50 518 4980
Jaakko Kölhi, +358 50 596 8806
Erika Syväniemi, +358 50 4460040

Nordic Visual Studies Art Education / NoVA

Mervi Palva, +358 50 513 8180

Department of Design

BA in Design, Contemporary Design, Collaborative and Industrial Design, Fashion,Clothing and Textile Design (MA), Design, Fashion (BA)

Contact address for students: studentservices@aalto.fi Contact address for teachers: les-design@aalto.fi

Anne Rautanen, +358 50 441 3033
Kuura Koivu, +358 50 464 2712
Naoko Nakagawa, +358 50 361 3928 
Sanna Väisänen, +358 50 562 5776

BA in DesignKuura Koivu, +358 50 464 2712

Collaborative and Industrial Design
Co-operation and coordination with Shanghai D&I

Study coordinator for CoID Tongji-students

Sanna Väisänen, +358 50 562 5776

Creative Sustainability
International Design Business Management
Study coordinator for CS and IDBM Tongji-students
Master of European Design (MEDes)

Naoko Nakagawa, +358 50 361 3928 

Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Film and Television (BA), Film and Television (MA), Costume Design, Production Design and Scenography, Animation (MA), Re:Anima

Contact address for students: studentservices@aalto.fi Contact address for teachers: les-film@aalto.fi

Juhana Harju, +358 50 465 7078
Laura Mattila, +358 50 4100360
Anne-Mari Karro, +358 50 4399053


Riina Kontkanen, +358 50 518 4980