Basic information of the minor

Code: ARTS3091

Extent: 15-25 ECTS

Language: English

Organizing department: Department of Art

Teacher in charge: Pia Euro

Target group: All master level students in Aalto University

Application procedure:

Application time: 15.-31.5.2018

The general application procedure for minors at Aalto University, see application periods and instructions. 

The applicant is expected to
a) write a motivation letter (max 1 A4 sheet) which includes a description of his / her former experience, interests and also motivations for joining ViCCA minor studies and
b) to present a portfolio with a minimum of 4 work examples.
The motivation letter and portfolio should be attached to the application in the eAge system.

Quotas and restrictions: 2-4 students.                   

Prerequisites: Please see application procedure and quotas and restrictions.

Content and structure of the minor

ViCCA minor is aimed for students who want to extend their professional understanding through methods of contemporary art, or apply practices of visual cultures, curating and contemporary art in their professional agency. The ViCCA minor gives tools to understand the role and possibilities of art in contemporary society.


ViCCA minor consists of three courses and of personal tutoring. The minor students will make a personal study plan with the lecturer in charge of the minor selecting the courses from the list below. The studies will be done alongside with the students of the ViCCA major and the minor students bring their personal knowledge and viewpoint to the multidisciplinary ViCCA community.

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The minor can be started every year. Students are expected to start their minor studies in the autumn term.

Structure of the minor

TAI-E3006Introduction to Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art5

Philosophy and Theory of Art

TAI-E3130Grounds of Culture5
TAI-E3113Authorship and Agency5
TAI-E3131Literary Spaces5
TAI-E3114Images, Tropes and Narratives5
TAI-E3132Modes of Writing5
TAI-E3118Artistic Research Practices5
TAI-E3115Experimental Theory Workshop5
TAI-E3133Rogue Cultures5
TAI-E3103Mediums and Dimensions5
TAI-E3101Context, Site and Situation5
TAI-E3134Extending Artistic Practice5
TAI-E3135Living and Non-living5
TAI-E3136Environment Now5
TAI-E3117Film as Culture, Film as Contemporary Art5
TAI-E3104Situated Urban5
TAI-E3138Histories in the Present5
TAI-E3139Critical Perspectives and Practices in Curating5
TAI-E3140Local Agencies in the Field of Art5
TAI-E3141Publics and Mediating Art5
TAI-E3142Exhibition as Learning Environment5
TAI-E3143Curatorial Project5