Extent: 15–25 ECTS
Teachers in charge: Markku Reunanen, Matti Niinimäki
Administrative contact: Meri Karjalainen
Target group: Only masters level students.
Application in Spring.
Students of other Finnish universities apply for the minor during the JOO application period in the JOOPAS system.
Transcript of records and a motivation letter. In the letter the applicant describes his/her background and experience relating to the minor subject, and indicates his/her learning objectives. We expect the student to have good basic ICT skills and some first-hand experience with digital media, acquired either through previous studies, hobby or work.
1. educational background
2. work experience or other experience
3. feasible study plan
Quotas and restrictions: Maximum 5 students.
Prerequisites: see above.
Content and Structure of the Minor
The students get diverse perspectives to contemporary new media and understand how and why it came to be. They learn the basics of new media design, creative programming, interactivity and media art, both in theory and practice.
New media permeates almost all aspects of today’s life and, therefore, the minor can effectively supplement many other studies. The minor is aimed for students who wish to develop their skills on various new media related topics and get a glimpse of how things work under the hood. Instead of focusing on technology itself, our goal is to apply it to creative, experimental and human-centered purposes. Hardcore technical skills required? No. A curious mind? Yes.
Structure of the Minor
The minor can be completed in the range of 15 to 25 ECTS. There are certain obligatory courses that are complemented by optional ones, based on the needs and interests of the student.
The compulsory courses are:
Introduction to Creative Coding
Introduction to Media Art and Culture
Interaction Design Course
The remaining credits can be chosen from the following list:
Introduction to Virtual Reality
From Data to Pixels
Composing with Data Flow Programming
Physical Interaction Design
Internet Technologies and Techniques
Contemporary Web Development
Generative and Interactive Narratives
Designerly Approaches to Social Media
Alive Dead Media
Generative Media Coding
Game Design Basics Workshop
(Check the minimum scope of the minor studies in your own program.)