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1. PURPOSE

Section 1 Purpose

The degree regulations of the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture are put in place in order to ensure the equal and just treatment and the protection of rights of all members of the academic community and to specify the decisions and guidelines set forth by the Aalto University Academic Affairs Committee on the teaching and studying arrangements at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Unless otherwise provided, these regulations shall apply to all the education leading to degrees provided at the school. 

2. ORGANISATION OF EDUCATION LEADING TO A DEGREE

Section 2 Degrees

The Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, hereinafter referred to as the school, operates in the fields of arts and technology.

In the field of arts, the school awards the following degrees:

  1. Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design)
  2. Master of Arts (Art and Design)
  3. Doctor of Arts (Art and Design).

In the field of technology, the school awards the following degrees:

  1. Bachelor of Science (Architecture)
  2. Master of Science (Architecture) or Master of Science (Landscape Architecture)
  3. the pre-doctoral degree of Licentiate of Science (Architecture), Doctor of Science (Architecture) and Doctor of Philosophy.

Section 3 Master’s programmes and their majors

The Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) and the Bachelor of Science (Architecture) are earned through the completion of a bachelor’s programme. The degrees of Master of Arts (Art and Design), Master of Science (Architecture) and Master of Science (Landscape Architecture) are earned through the completion of master's programmes. Programmes may have several majors.

Each programme has a director in charge of the planning, execution, assessment and development of the programme.  If the programme has several majors, each major has a lecturer or professor in charge that is responsible for the implementation and development of the teaching of the major as part of the programme.

The programmes and majors have been described in Appendix 1.

Section 4 Proceeding to pursue a master’s degree

Students admitted to pursue both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree may start the studies leading to a master's degree after the completion of the bachelor's degree.

On application, the department may grant the student a right to study towards a master’s degree prior to the completion of the bachelor’s degree provided that the student is unable to start his/her master's degree studies without delay unless such a right is granted. A right to start studies towards the master’s degree may be granted to students who lack a maximum of 25 credits required for the bachelor’s degree. The decision regarding the right to study rests with the head of the department coordinating the master’s programme and it may include a deadline by which the bachelor’s degree has to be completed in order for the student to continue studies in the master's programme. Students who fail to complete the bachelor’s degree by the deadline set by the department cannot continue studies towards the master’s degree before completing the bachelor’s degree; granting another deadline for the completion of the bachelor's degree is not possible.

Students gain a right to study towards a particular master's programme or programmes on the basis of the contents of their bachelor’s degree. Provisions on the pathways from the majors of the bachelor’s programme to the master's programmes and their majors shall be given in a separate decision.

Section 5 Transfer to another programme and major within the school

On reasonable grounds, students may be granted the right to transfer to another degree programme within the school. The student must append to the application a personal study plan explaining the intended completion of the degree in the new degree programme, as well as any other appendices required by the department coordinating the receiving degree programme. Before applying for a transfer, students shall discuss their personal study plan with relevant staff of their current degree programme. To be eligible for a transfer to another degree programme, the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and motivation required in the new programme by completing studies included in the programme applied for, and in any other manner required by the receiving department.

Students transferring to another programme forfeit their right to study in their previous degree programme. If the transfer to another programme is approved, the studies pursued in the previous programme are counted towards the degree pursued in the new degree programme to as great an extent as possible.

The principles specified above regarding transfer to another programme also apply to transfer to another major.

The decision regarding the transfer to another programme rests with the head of the department coordinating the receiving degree programme at the proposal of the director of the receiving degree programme. The decision regarding the transfer to another major is made by the head of department at the proposal of the lecturer or professor in charge of the major.

The provisions on the transfer to another programme do not apply to Aalto programmes or transfers to the majors of Architecture or Landscape Architecture or to the master’s programmes in the same subjects. .

Section 6 Research fields of doctoral degrees

The research fields of the doctoral programme have been described in Appendix 2. The director of the doctoral programme of the school is in charge of the planning, execution, assessment and development of the doctoral programme.

Changing the research field requires that the doctoral programme committee approves the new research proposal of the doctoral candidate and that both the receiving department and the field of research recommend the change.

3. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Aims of the bachelor’s degrees

Section 7 Aims of the Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) degree

The aim of the degree is to provide students with:

  1. theoretical and general knowledge as well as artistic and practical expertise necessary for professionals of art and knowledge of the basic research of the field, and the prerequisites to follow developments in the field;
  2. knowledge and skills needed for artistic work and for scientific thinking and the use of scientific methods;
  3. knowledge and skills needed for the studies leading to a Master of Arts (Art and Design) and for lifelong learning;
  4. adequate language and communication skills for work in the field as well as for international operations and cooperation.

The education shall be based on research and artistic activity and professional practices of the field.

Section 8 Aims of the Bachelor of Science (Architecture)

The aim of the degree is to provide students with:

  1. knowledge of the fundamentals of the studies included in the programme and major and the prerequisites for following developments in fields requiring expertise in architecture;
  2. knowledge and skills needed for scientific thinking and scientific working methods and also knowledge and skills needed for artistic work;
  3. knowledge and skills needed for studies leading to a master’s degree and for lifelong learning;
  4. knowledge and skills to understand and analyse the effects and potential of technology and art;
  5. ability to cooperate and to participate in goal-oriented team work;
  6. capacity for applying the acquired knowledge and skills to work in the field of study and in international cooperation;
  7. adequate language and communication skills for work in the field as well as for international operations and cooperation.

The education shall be based on scientific research and on the professional practices of the field, as well as on artistic activity.

Structures of the bachelor’s degrees

Section 9 Structure of the Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) degree

The extent of the Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) degree shall be 180 credits.

The Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) includes the following study modules:

  • general studies including the requisite language studies, 40 credits; provisions on language studies have been set forth in Section 15.
  • studies towards the major, 100–110 credits, depending on the extent of the minor;
  • studies towards the minor, 15–25 credits as chosen by the student;
  • elective studies, 15 credits.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) including two minors may freely replace elective studies included in the degree structure with studies towards the minor.

The extent of the bachelor’s thesis for a Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design), included in the studies towards the major, shall be 10 credits. In connection with the Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) thesis, students take part in a bachelor’s thesis seminar which is included in the 10-credit thesis.

Provisions on the bachelor’s thesis shall be given in a separate guideline.

Section 9.a Structure of the Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) for students majoring in Art Education

The structure of the Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) for those majoring in Art Education deviates from the above mentioned structure as follows:

For students majoring in Art Education, the Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) includes the following study modules:

  • general studies including the requisite language studies, 40 credits; provisions on language studies have been set forth in Section 15.
  • studies towards the major, 75–85 credits, depending on the extent of the minor
  • pedagogical studies for teachers, 25 credits
  • studies towards the minor, 15–25 credits, as chosen by the student
  • elective studies, 15 credits

Art Education majors may include an extensive 60-credit minor in their degree provided that it grants them a dual qualification. In such cases, the extent of the major is 55 credits, and the student uses, in addition to the actual studies towards the minor, also the elective credits of the degree on studies towards the minor.

In other respects, the principles regarding the structure of the Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) set forth in Section 9 shall apply.

Section 10 Structure of the Bachelor of Science (Architecture) degree

The extent of the Bachelor of Science (Architecture) shall be 180 credits.

The Bachelor of Science (Architecture) includes the following study modules:

  • general studies including the requisite language studies, 34 credits; provisions on language studies have been set forth in Section 15.
  • studies towards the major; 106–116 credits depending on the extent of the minor;
  • studies towards the minor, 15–25 as chosen by the student
  • elective studies, 15 credits

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) including two minors may replace elective studies included in the degree structure with studies towards the minor.

The extent of the bachelor’s thesis included in the major shall be 10 credits. In connection with the bachelor’s thesis, students take part in a bachelor’s thesis seminar which is included in the 10-credit thesis.

Provisions on the bachelor’s thesis shall be given in a separate guideline.

Aims of the master’s degrees

Section 11 Aims of the Master of Arts (Art and Design) degree

The aim of the degree is to provide students with:

1) good theoretical and general knowledge of as well as artistic and practical expertise in their field of study as well as a general knowledge of the field of arts;

2) knowledge and skills needed for independent and demanding artistic work and for multidisciplinary collaboration as well as knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific knowledge and scientific methods;

3) knowledge and skills to perform, both independently and collaboratively, demanding expert, development and management duties of the field, and to cooperate internationally;

4) knowledge and skills needed for education leading to a Doctor of Arts (Art and Design) degree and for lifelong learning;

5) good language and communication skills for work in the field of arts and for international operations and cooperation.

The education shall be based on scientific research and artistic activity and professional practices in the field.

Section 12 Aims of the Master of Science (Architecture) and Master of Science (Landscape Architecture) degree

The aim of the degrees of Master of Science (Architecture) and Master of Science (Landscape Architecture) is to provide students with:

1) good knowledge of the advanced studies of the master's programme;

2) knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific knowledge and scientific methods and the skills needed for independent and demanding artistic work;

3) knowledge and skills to understand the problems of the field from the point of view of users and technical and social systems, as well as from that of the environment;

4) knowledge and skills to perform, both independently and collaboratively, demanding expert, development and management duties of the field of study;

5) good language and communication skills for work in the field and for international operations and cooperation;

6) the knowledge and skills needed for scientific postgraduate education and lifelong learning.

The education shall be based on scientific research and the professional practices of fields requiring expertise in science and technology, and on artistic activity. In addition, the degree of Master of Science (Architecture) shall meet at least the requirements set forth in the Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (7 September 2005) (see Appendix 3).

Structures of the master’s degrees

Section 13 Structures of the Master of Science (Architecture) /(Landscape Architecture) and Master of Arts (Art and Design) degrees

The extent of the Master of Science (Architecture), Master of Science (Landscape Architecture) and Master of Arts (Art and Design) degrees shall be 120 credits.

The degrees include the following study modules:

  • 90 credits in advanced studies of the major including a 30-credit thesis or if the programme has no separate majors, 90 credits for advanced studies of the master's programme, including a 30-credit thesis.
  • 30 credits in elective or alternative studies. On reasonable grounds, a programme may contain specialisation studies instead of elective or alternative studies.

The degree structures of programmes that, due to the above-mentioned exceptions, do not have elective or alternative modules must however include alternative studies to the extent of 30 credits.

On reasonable grounds, the structure of programmes implemented in the form of international, multidisciplinary or other collaboration between the schools or in the form of an Aalto programme may deviate from that presented above.

Provisions on the master’s theses shall be given in a separate guideline.

Section 13.a Structure of the Master of Arts (Art and Design) degree in the Master’s Programme in Art Education

The structure of the Master’s Programme in Art Education leading to a master’s degree deviates from that presented above. The Master of Arts (Art and Design) pursued in the Master's Programme in Art Education includes the following study modules:

  • 85 credits in advanced studies of the master’s programme including a 30-credit thesis
  • 35 credits in pedagogical studies for teachers.

The degree requirements set for professionals upgrading their prior qualification through the completion of the Master’s Programme in Art Education, Upgrading of Teacher Qualification may deviate from the general degree requirements of the programme.

In other respects, the principles regarding the structure of the Master of Arts (Art and Design) set forth in Section 13 shall apply.

Language studies

Section 14 Language proficiency

Students must demonstrate in studies included in education for a bachelor’s or master’s degree or in another manner decided by the university and school that they have attained:

  1. such proficiency in Finnish and Swedish as is required of civil servants in bilingual public agencies and organisations under Section 6(1) of the Act on the Knowledge of Languages Required of Personnel in Public Bodies (Laki julkisyhteisöjen henkilöstöltä vaadittavasta kielitaidosta 424/2003) and which is necessary for their field; and
  2. such written and oral proficiency in at least one foreign language as is needed to follow developments in the field and to operate in an international environment.

Provisions on requisite language studies have been set forth in Sections 15 and 16.

The above-mentioned language proficiency requirement does not apply to students who have been educated in a language other than Finnish or Swedish or who have been educated abroad. Detailed provisions on the language studies required of such students have been set forth in Sections 15 and 16.

Section 15 Language studies in the bachelor’s degree

The Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) includes

  • 3 credits in the language in which the student has been educated (when Finnish or Swedish)
  • 3 credits in the second national language of Finland (Finnish/Swedish)
  • 6 credits in one foreign language.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) who have been educated in a language other than Finnish or Swedish or who have been educated abroad must earn

  • 3 credits in Finnish or Swedish
  • 6 credits in one foreign language
  • 3 credits for other language or communication studies

The Bachelor of Science (Architecture) includes

  • demonstrating the oral and written proficiency in the language in which one has been educated (Finnish/Swedish) through a maturity essay written in connection with a bachelor’s thesis seminar and an oral presentation on one’s bachelor’s thesis as well as acting as an opponent for another.
  • 3 credits in the second national language of Finland (Finnish/Swedish)
  • 3 credits in one foreign language

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) who have been educated in a language other than Finnish or Swedish or who have been educated abroad must earn

  • 3 credits in a foreign language
  • 3 credits for other language or communication studies

Section 16 Language studies in the master’s degree

Students who have already demonstrated requisite language proficiency for a bachelor’s degree are not required to demonstrate it again for the master's degree. Students who have not demonstrated requisite language proficiency for a bachelor’s degree, must demonstrate it in one of the following ways:

  • students who have been educated in Finnish or Swedish shall complete the language studies referred to in Section 15;
  • students pursuing a Master of Arts (Art and Design) and educated in a language other than Finnish or Swedish or educated abroad shall earn 6 credits in one language;
  • students pursuing a Master of Science (Architecture)/(Landscape Architecture) and educated in a language other than Finnish or Swedish or educated abroad shall earn 3 credits in one language.

Students who have been educated abroad are recommended to earn the requisite language credits in the Finnish language.

Language studies may either be counted towards the degree requirements or completed in addition to them.

Section 17 Maturity essay

A maturity essay is written both for the bachelor’s and master’s degree. The maturity essay serves to demonstrate conversance with the topic of the thesis and the proficiency of the student in Finnish or Swedish. If the language proficiency has already been demonstrated in a maturity essay written for a bachelor's degree and the demonstration has been noted in the degree certificate, the maturity essay written for the master's level serves to demonstrate only conversance with the thesis topic.

Students who have been educated in a language other than Finnish or Swedish or students educated abroad who have demonstrated their language proficiency in a maturity essay written for a bachelor's degree shall write the master’s level maturity essay to demonstrate conversance with the thesis topic.  In such cases, the maturity essay in written in Finnish, Swedish or English.

Licentiate of Science (Architecture), Doctor of Arts (Art and Design), Doctor of Science (Architecture) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees

Section 18 Aims of the doctoral degree

The aim of the doctoral degree is that students:

  1. become well-versed in their field of research and its social significance;
  2. gain knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific research methods independently and critically and to produce new scientific knowledge within the field of research;
  3. become conversant with the development, basic problems and research methods of their field of research;
  4. gain such knowledge of the general theory of science and of other disciplines relating to the field of research as enables them to follow developments in them; and
  5. gain adequate communication, language and other skills needed for working in broad-scale expert and development duties and in international cooperation.

In the field of arts, the aim of doctoral education may be, in addition to the aims listed in items 1-5, that the student gains the knowledge and skills for independently conceiving methods of artistic creation or creating products, objects or works which fulfil high artistic demands.

In the fields of architecture and landscape architecture, the aim of doctoral education may be, in addition to the aims listed in items 1-5, that the student acquires a deep understanding of the significance of artistic expression in defining the research question.

Section 19 Requisite components of the Licentiate of Science (Architecture)

To earn the degree of Licentiate of Science (Architecture), students shall:

  1. complete the required pre-doctoral studies and
  2. write a licentiate thesis.

Section 20 Requisite components of the doctoral degree

Students admitted to a doctoral programme shall:

  1. complete the required doctoral studies;
  2. demonstrate independent and critical thinking in relation to their field of research, as well as
  3. write a doctoral dissertation and defend it in public.

Section 21 Structure of the doctoral degree

The extent of the degree shall be 60 credits and a doctoral dissertation. The structure of the studies is:

  1. general studies of doctoral education, 14–18 credits
  2. studies in the field of research, 14–16 credits
  3. studies supporting the research work of the student, 26–32 credits

Students admitted into the doctoral programme may be assigned prerequisite studies or other supplementary studies.

If a student admitted to the doctoral programme has previously completed a licentiate or doctoral degree in art and design, technology or in another field, the extent of the required studies shall be confirmed by the director of the doctoral programme.

Provisions on the doctoral dissertation have been given in a separate guideline.

4. CURRICULA

Section 22 Planning the curriculum

The curriculum shall be planned in a manner that allows students to complete their degree within the normative duration of studies specified in Section 40 of the Universities Act (558/2009).

The curriculum is confirmed annually.

Section 23 Changing a confirmed curriculum

The department in charge of the teaching must notify the Student Services of the school of all changes necessary to the curriculum without delay.

Minor changes may be made to the curriculum by decision of the head of the department in charge of the teaching.

Changes not considered minor include changes to the following details: extent, timing, learning outcomes, key contents, teaching methods, language of instruction, or grading scale.

5. ENROLMENT

Section 24 Enrolment as an attending or non-attending student

Each student shall enrol annually as either attending or non-attending in a manner and during the enrolment period decreed by the university.

Students admitted to pursue a Bachelor or Master of Arts (Art and Design) shall enrol as an attending student in their first academic year. Enrolment as a non-attending student is possible only for special reasons, namely conscription or non-military service, maternity or parental leave or illness. The right to enrol as a non-attending student must be applied for in writing.

6. STUDIES

Section 25 Registration for courses

Students shall register for a course during the registration period of the course in advance in a manner determined by the university. Students have the right to obtain information about their admission on the course well in advance. The number of students admitted on each course is specified at the latest on the starting date of the course registration. If everyone registered on the course cannot be admitted, specific rules for the order of admission are provided in the curriculum. If no other order of admission is specified, priority shall be given to those students of the school for whom the course is a either a compulsory or alternative course of the programme or major, while the remaining student places shall be filled in the order of registration.

Students who are unable to attend a course they have registered for shall cancel their registration.

Students who fail to attend the first lesson and to notify the teacher of their absence in advance may be replaced by the first student on the waiting list for the course unless otherwise provided in the curriculum.

Section 26 Examinations

The school arranges common examinations related to its studies. The examination dates of each term are published prior to the start of the term.

Section 27 Language of study attainment

The language of instruction and degrees of the school shall be Finnish and Swedish. The master’s, licentiate or doctoral degrees of the school may be completed in English if this has been allowed in connection with the establishment of the degree programme.

The school may decide to use other languages of instruction in addition to Finnish and Swedish. When the language of instruction of a course is English, students are required to also complete the study attainment primarily in English.

In examinations, students shall have the right to use both oral and written Finnish or Swedish or the language in which the course was given, if the course was lectured in a third language, unless otherwise provided in the curriculum. Students shall have the right to request for the examination questions to be provided in both official languages of Finland. The decision on the right to use a third language rests with the school.

Section 28 Course arrangements

The courses shall be arranged in a manner that allows students to take them in a purposeful order without interruptions and to efficiently pursue their studies. Once the teaching timetable has been published, it may be changed only for special reasons.

The specific evaluation criteria used on the course shall be communicated to the students no later than at the start of the course. If the degree requirements of a course involve a written or oral examination, a minimum of two possibilities must be arranged for taking the examination each year.

On courses evaluated on the basis of a final assignment, assignments not submitted during the course may be submitted on specific dates for late submission defined in the curriculum, but no later than on the second such date after the end of the course. The evaluation may be based on the student’s use of time on the course and the student’s failure to return the assignment on the actual submission deadline given.

The mode of retaking a failed study attainment may be different from the mode of completion of the first time. The possibilities for retaking a study attainment shall be organised in a manner that leaves the student sufficient preparation time. Examinations or opportunities to complete other final assignments for courses to be removed from the curriculum shall be organised at least in the academic year following the removal.

Examinations of extensive courses may consist of two or more parts. Extensive courses are divided into several study attainments (components) for which students receive credits upon their completion. The components of the course are valid until the course is given the next time. Components may be counted towards other courses at the discretion of the person in charge of the course.

7. STUDY GUIDANCE

Section 29 Personal study plan

Together with the director of the degree programme or the lecturer or professor in charge of the major, referred to in Section 3, or with a person assigned by him/her, the student prepares a personal study plan serving as the guideline for his/her studies. The personal study plan is checked annually or upon the student’s request by the student and the director of the degree programme or the lecturer or professor in charge of the major, referred to in Section 3, or with a person assigned by him/her.

In the doctoral programme, the doctoral candidate and the supervising professor prepare a personal study and supervision plan for the student at the start of their studies. The plan shall be confirmed by the director of the doctoral programme.

Section 30 Student advising

Each student shall have a tutor teacher who is in charge of supporting and guiding the students in their studies and following up on the progress of their studies.

In the doctoral programme, the director of the programme appoints one of the professors of the research field as the supervising professor of the doctoral studies of the student and the doctoral programme committee assigns a minimum of one thesis advisor for the student.

8.   WORK PLACEMENT

Section 31 Work placement

The bachelor’s and master’s programmes may include a voluntary or obligatory work placement. Detailed provisions on the work placement are set forth in the curriculum. The possibility of including a work placement in the degree is determined in the curriculum. The placement and its contents are agreed upon in the personal study plan.

9.  EVALUATION OF STUDY ATTAINMENTS

Section 32 Validity of study attainments

A study attainment expires once 10 years have passed since its completion. After that, the course may not be automatically included in the degree. The decision regarding the transfer of a course as part of the degree and any supplementary study attainments required is made in connection with the approval of the personal study plan of the student. The compulsory language studies included in the degree do not expire.

Section 33 Grading scale for study attainments

Study attainments are graded on a scale of 0–5. On reasonable grounds, study attainments may be graded on a Pass/Fail scale. The theses for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) and Bachelor of Science (Architecture) and Master of Arts (Art and Design) and Master of Science (Architecture) or (Landscape Architecture) are evaluated on a scale of 0–5. The maturity essay is evaluated on a Pass/Fail scale.

The licentiate theses and doctoral dissertations are evaluated using the grades Pass with Distinction, Pass, or Fail.

10. STUDENT FEEDBACK

Section 34 Student feedback

Feedback on teaching is collected systematically. Student feedback is used for the development of teaching.

Students have the right to give feedback on all the courses organised by the school and on the supervision of their theses. Students have the right to obtain information about the processing of the feedback.

Giving feedback is an element of all the courses and thesis advising processes organised by the school.

11.  TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

Section 35 Transitional provisions

Transitional provisions for the Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) and the Bachelor of Science (Architecture)

Students who have started to pursue a bachelor’s degree prior to 1 August 2014 have a right to complete the degree in a discontinued degree programme in accordance with the previous degree structure until 31 October 2016. Students who are still studying in discontinued degree programmes leading to a bachelor’s degree on 1 November 2016 will be transferred without application to the corresponding new programmes and majors.

Students pursuing a degree in a discontinued programme may pursue the language studies required for the bachelor’s degree in accordance with the degree regulations entered into force on 1 August 2012 for the duration of the transitional period.

Transitional provisions for the master’s degrees in architecture, landscape architecture, and art and design

Students who have started to pursue a Master of Science (Architecture), Master of Science (Landscape Architecture) or Master of Arts (Art and Design) degree prior to 1 August 2014 have a right to complete the degree in a discontinued degree programme in accordance with the previous degree structure until 31 October 2015. Students studying in discontinued degree programmes leading to a master’s degree on 1 November 2015 will be transferred without application to the corresponding new programme and its major.

The transitional period applies to the degree structures of the following master's programmes continued at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture: Master’s Degree Programme in Creative Sustainability, Master’s Degree Programme in International Design Business Management, the double degree programme Master’s Degree Programme in International Design Business Management (with Tongji University) and the Nordic Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Transitions. Students of the above-mentioned programmes have a right to earn a degree in accordance with the previous degree structure.

Provisions on the transitional period and transfer from the discontinued programmes to the new ones and their majors and the related principles have been given in a separate decision.

The possibility of including the requisite language studies in the master's degree as set forth in the Section 16 applies only to students studying in accordance with the degree requirements defined in these degree regulations entering into force on 1 August 2014.

Transitional provisions for the Doctor of Arts (Art and Design) degree

Students who have started to pursue doctoral degree prior to 1 August 2011 may complete their degree in accordance with the previous degree requirements, in force until 1 August 2011, until 31 July 2015.

Transitional provisions for the Doctor of Science (Architecture) degree

Students who have started to pursue a licentiate or doctoral degree in technology prior to 1 August 2014 may complete their degree in accordance with the previous degree requirements until 31 July 2018.

12. RULES REPEALED

Section 36 Rules repealed

These degree regulations will repeal the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture degree regulations in force as of 1 August 2012.


Appendix 1 Programmes and their majors

Bachelor’s Programme in Arts, Design and Architecture

Majors

Field of Arts

  • Cinematography
  • Documentary Film
  • Film and Television Producing
  • Film Directing
  • Film Editing
  • Film Sound Design
  • Screenwriting
  • Costume Design
  • Production Design
  • Scenography
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Fashion
  • Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Art Education

Field of Technology

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

Master's Programmes

Field of Technology

  • Master's Programme in Architecture
  • Master's Programme in Landscape Architecture
  • Master’s Programme in Creative Sustainability
  • Nordic Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Transitions

Field of Arts

Master's Programme in Film and Television

Majors

  • Cinematography
  • Documentary Film
  • Film and Television Producing
  • Film Directing
  • Film Editing
  • Film Sound Design
  • Screenwriting

Master's Programme in Design for Theatre, Film and Television

Majors

  • Costume Design
  • Production Design
  • Scenography

Master’s Programme in Collaborative and Industrial Design

Master’s Programme in Creative Sustainability

Master’s Programme in Fashion and Collection Design

Master’s Programme in Visual Communication Design

Master’s Programme in International Design Business Management

Master’s Programme in New Media

Majors

  • Game Design and Production
  • New Media Design and Production
  • Sound in New Media

Master’s Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA)

Master’s Programme in Product and Spatial Design

Master’s Programme in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art

Majors

  • Visual Culture and Contemporary Art
  • Curating Managing and Mediating Art

Master's Programme in Art Education

Master’s Programme in Art Education, Upgrading of Teacher Qualification

Master's Programme in Photography


Appendix 2. Research fields of the doctoral programme

Research fields in the field of arts

  1. Film and Television
  2. Visual Communication Design
  3. Scenography and Costume Design  
  4. Design
  5. Contemporary Art,
  6. Art Education
  7. New Media
  8. Photography
  9. Visual Culture

Research fields in the field of technology

  1. History and Theory of Architecture
  2. Building Design
  3. Urban Planning and Design
  4. Landscape Architecture


Appendix 3. EU Directive 2005/36/EC