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University-Wide Art Studies (UWAS) offers all Aalto students and faculty an opportunity to explore art-based practices and processes beyond disciplinary boundaries. Its course portfolio consists of thematically focused and carefully curated courses where art and design facilitate transdisciplinary encounters between students from various backgrounds. UWAS aims to ensure that Aalto University graduates understand how art and creative practices shape and define the world around us and have a wide range of skills and capacities to engage with complex issues both locally and globally.

Students can choose from 30 different UWAS courses annually and need no previous knowledge or skills in the arts to attend them. Since its initiation in 2016, UWAS has offered courses on topics such as sound technology, creative writing, site-specific art and design, visual culture theory, mathematical art, and arts-based material studies. All courses are specifically planned for UWAS and scheduled so that they are available for students in every Aalto school.

Registration for these courses is done mainly via Oodi, where one can also find more information about the courses. You don't need to separately apply for a study right for these courses.

For more information on UWAS courses, see their own site (opens in a new tab).

2018-2019 Study programme

I

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0002On Site - Island Workshop3
UWAS-C0047Consumer Culture and Aesthetics5
UWAS-C0039Diving Into Fashion technologies3

UWAS-C0035

Electric energy in the arts3

I-II

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0003Creating Stories and Narratives5
UWAS-C0036Game Design and Production6
UWAS-C0031The Human Sensorium5
UWAS-C0037Microscopic view: Experimental Light Images5
UWAS-C0033Producing and Analyzing Visual Data5
UWAS-C0038Expanding Visualization5
UWAS-C0009Artist in Residence: CRINGE: Awkwardness as a site of knowledge production3-5
UWAS-C0011UWAS Project: Art, Beer and Sausage3

II

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0008Design Learning3

III

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0013Introduction to Sound Culture. Audio Across Disciplines3
UWAS-C0015Visualized Me: Creative Ways of Thinking and Using Visual Tools5

III-IV

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0027Film, Work, and Labour6
UWAS-C0044Multisensorial Art and Design Practices5
UWAS-C0028Fashion in Culture3-5

Art and Artificial Intelligence5
UWAS-C0024Freedom - An Artistic And Experimental Approach5
UWAS-C0004Miten idea materialisoituu?5

IV

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0040Design for Transhuman Systems3
UWAS-C0030Human-Material Interaction2

UWAS-C0041

Continuous Prototype5

IV-V

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS



UWAS-C0014Spatial Structures5
UWAS-C0045AV Club: Thinking and doing moving images5
UWAS-C0029Design and Culture

5

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0010UWAS Currents: Discussion series1-5

V

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0046Creative Coding5
UWAS-C0026Innovative Approach to Circular Economy

5

UWAS-C0025

Art and Artificial Intelligence

5

UWAS-C0009Artist in Residence Workshop3-5

2019-2020 Study programme

I

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0002On Site - Island Workshop3
UWAS-C0035Electric Energy in the Arts3
UWAS-C0032Under Pressure5

I-II

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0003Creating Stories and Narratives5
UWAS-C0037Microscopic View: Experimental Light Images5
UWAS-C0036Game Design and Production6
UWAS-C0043Basic Forms in Art and Nature3
UWAS-C0011UWAS Project

1-5

UWAS-C0010UWAS Currents1-5
UWAS-C0009Artist in Residence Workshop3-5

II

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0008Design Learning3

III

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0013Introduction to Sound Culture. Audio Across Disciplines3
UWAS-C0015Visualized Me: Creative Ways of Thinking and Using Visual Tools5

III-IV

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C00217Film, Work and Labour6
UWAS-C0024Freedom - An Artistic and Experimental Approach5
UWAS-C0004Miten idea materialisoituu5
UWAS-C0023Fashion in Culture3 / 5
UWAS-C0038Expanding Visualization5

III-V

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0010UWAS Currents1-3
UWAS-C0009Artist in Residence Workshop3-5
UWAS-C0011UWAS Project1-5

IV

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0030Human-Material Interaction2

IV-V

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0034Photography and the City5
UWAS-C0014Spatial Structures5
UWAS-C0045AV Club: Thinking and Doing Moving Images5

V

Koodi / Kod / CodeNimi / Namn / NameECTS
UWAS-C0046Creative Coding5
UWAS-C0042Kertomuksen äänet3-5