Orientation for all new students in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture will be organised on 2.-5.9.2019. The programme is below, and any changes for the schedule will be updated in there too.

This is the orientation programme for new students starting in Department of Media programmes: 

Please note that Media Lab studies start on 26.8. already. Your teachers will mail you about this.

Material for new exchange students can be found here.

The study periods are listed here.

This page will be updated during spring and summer 2019 to have information on the orientation of new students in the fall 2019

See the pages for new students here.

Digital orientation material

When you have your Aalto IT credentials, you can go through our digital orientation. You will learn how to work on our campus and get basic information on our academic practices.

Digital orientation material in MyCourses

Monday 2.9.




9:45-11:30Otakaari 1, Aalto-hallWelcome to Aalto University and ARTS, Esa Saarinen's inspirational lecture

Lunch with tutors
12:30Otakaari 1, D-hall (Master's students) E-hall (exchange students)Orientation to studies with lecture and activities

Tuesday 3.9.




9:00-12:00Väre building room F102General Media Lab studies info
13:00 onwards
Official start of the academic year, log in to see the information: https://www.aalto.fi/en/day1
15:00Amfi theatre outside Otakaari 1Group photograph of ARTS master's students
16:00 onwardsOutside Otakaari 1Aalto Party, possibility get to know extra curriculum activites, music and other program
12-15:00Väre, R102Registering clinic: If you need help with first course registrations, you can get assistance.

Wednesday 4.9.




9:00-17:00Otakaari 1, U8

DOM-E0004 Understanding Media, Art and Design

Thursday 5.9.




9:00Otakaari 1, Aalto-hallOrientation to studies continues with a student services.
11:30Otakaari 1Service fair. Get to know support services such as support to student wellbeing, Student Health Care, Unisport, city services, language center

13:00Otakaari 1, D-hall
Orientation wrap up with inspirational speakers.
15-17:00Väre, R102Registering clinic: If you need help with first course registrations, you can get assistance.

Friday 6.9.




9:00-17:00Otakaari 1, U1

DOM-E0004 Understanding Media, Art and Design

For Media Lab students: 

Please note that Media Lab studies start on 26.8. already. Your teachers will mail you about this.

DOM-E5066 Introduction to Sound Design and Music

DOM-E5080 Game Design

DOM-E5080 Introduction to 3D Animation

General Media Lab studies info: on Tue 3.9. 9-12 in Väre building room F102.

Your first obligatory course is DOM-E0004 Understanding media, art and design


  • Wed 4.9 (9:00-12:00): Intro, Ice breakers, teacher intros (5 min each), group formation, place Otakaari 1, hall U8
  • Fri 6.9 (9:00-16:00): inspirational talks in the morning, work on badges in groups for rest of the day, place Otakaari 1, hall U1
  • Mon 9.9 (9:00-16:00): tutoring (teachers), group work continued
  • Tue 10.9 (9:00-16:00 and beyond): group work continued, presentations after lunch, mounting badges, PechaKucha (16:00-)

Your tutoring teachers are Markku Reunanen in New Media Design and Production, Antti Ikonen in Sound in New Media, and Miikka Junnila in Game Design and Production. Your study coordinator is Anna Arsniva.

Media Lab student tutors:

Student tutor of New Media Design and Production

Student tutor of Game Design and Production 

Student tutor of Sound in New Media 

Your study guides 

Please note, your degree requirements with obligatory courses can be found here!

New Media Design and Production guide

Game Design and Production guide

Sound in New Media guide

all Media Lab courses 2018-20

Sign-up for courses in Oodi 

For keeping up-to-date what's happening please follow


MediaLab Aalto  


Mlab Twitter  


Mlab Helsinki Hangout 

Links to maps


Campus maps http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/campus/around_campus/campus_maps/

Our location in Espoo http://goo.gl/maps/uWJhx.

Helsinki Regional map: http://www.hel.fi/palvelukartta/Default.aspx?language=en&city=91n


Public transport

Metro, at last!

From Kallio/Pasila/Meilahti direction bus 510 is most useful.

You can find timetables and maps here https://www.hsl.fi/en  (Lines in direction Länsiväylä & Cross traffic).

Tickets and fares can be found here 

Welcome, see you soon!