Contact for New Media programme

Where we are:

Media Lab
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Otaniementie 14
02150 Espoo

Snail mail:
[name of the person and the unit]
PO box 31000
FI-00076 AALTO

Philip Dean
Professor, Head of MA in New Media

Matti Niinimäki
Lecturer, Head of New Media Design and Production

Antti Ikonen
Lecturer, Head of Sound in New Media
+358 50 566 3471

Miikka Junnila
University Lecturer, Head of Game Design and Production
+358 40 575 6161

Erika Syväniemi
Study Coordinator
+358 50 4460040

ARTS Student Services


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

Email: (primarily for students) (primarily for faculty and external customers)

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)

Otakaari 1 (Undergraduate centre, Bachelor's Programmes)

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 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] (for letters such as ä or ö, use a and o instead)

Check the meeting point for reserved meetings from the coordinator. Most meetings for Master's students are held in room M311 at Väre and Otakaari 1 A-wing, room A110 for Bachelor students 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 Sointu+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 Niemensivu+358 50 544 1490
Centre for General Studies

Tuula Jääskeläinen

Juhana Harju

+358 50 911 0381 Reserve a time

+358 50 465 7078


Language studies


Pulmu Föhr-Siltavuori+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, pedagogyTiina Pylkkönen+358 50 520 1033
Doctoral ProgrammePäivi Väätänen

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

Jaakko Kölhi+358 50 596 8806 Reserve a time
Credit transfer, study right extensionAnne Rautanen+358 50 441 3033
Orientation, tutoringTiina Kononen+358 50 410 0360

Aalto ARTS degree programme's contact information

Department of Architecture

Architecture (BA)Heidi Tukiainen

+358 50 464 1102

Architecture (MA)

Creative Sustainability in Architecture

Sanna Tekonen+358 50 595 0406
Landscape ArchitectureNiina Tikkanen+358 50 5138 480 Reserve a time
Urban Studies and PlanningTuula Jääskeläinen+358 50 911 0381 Reserve a time
Interior ArchitectureHanna Nyemba+358 50 514 2889

Department of Art

Art EducationViivi Poutiainen

+358 50 3077 267 Reserve a time

Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA)

Nordic Visual Studies Art Education (NoVA)

Kuura Koivu+358 50 4642712 Reserve a time

Department of Design

Contemporary Design

BA in Design

Mervi Palva+358 50 5138180 Reserve a time

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

Study coordinator for CoID Tongji-students

Sanna Väisänen

+358 50 562 5776  Reserve a time

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 Reserve a time

Fashion,Clothing and Textile Design (MA)Anne Rautanen

+358 50 441 3033 Reserve a time

Design, Fashion (BA)

Kristiina Tengvall

+358 50 352 4709 Reserve a time

Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Film and Television (majors in BA level)

University Wide Art Studies

Juhana Harju

+358 50 465 7078

Film and Television (MA)

Ilona Virtanen

+358 50 315 2150 Reserve a time

Costume Design, Production Design and ScenographyTiina Kononen+358 50 4100360
Animation (MA)

Riina Kontkanen

+358 50 518 4980

Department of Media

Visual Communication Design (BA)Nina Sjölund+358 50 380 6541 Reserve a time

Visual Communication Design (MA)

Riina Kontkanen

+358 50 518 4980

PhotographyJaakko Kölhi+358 50 596 8806 Reserve a time
New Media

Erika Syväniemi

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