Code: ARTS3089

Extent: 15–25 ECTS

Language: English

Teachers in charge: Markku Reunanen, Matti Niinimäki

Administrative contact: Meri Karjalainen

Target group: Only masters level students.

Application Procedure

Application in Spring.

Application instructions for Aalto University students

Students of other Finnish universities apply for the minor during the JOO application period in the JOOPAS system.

Needed attachments:

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.

Selection criteria:

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

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

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: 

 

 

code 

name 

ECTS 

period 

DOM-E5152

Introduction to Creative Coding 

3–6 

I 

DOM-E5024

Introduction to Media Art and Culture 

3 

I 

DOM-E5111

Interaction Design Course 

3-5 

II 

The remaining credits can be chosen from the following list: 

 

 

DOM-E5161

Introduction to Virtual Reality 

3 

I 

DOM-E5108

From Data to Pixels 

3 

I 

DOM-E5074

Composing with Data Flow Programming 

3-7 

I 

DOM-E5043

Physical Interaction Design 

3-5 

II 

DOM-E5015

Internet Technologies and Techniques 

3–5 

II 

DOM-E5122

Contemporary Web Development 

3–5 

III 

DOM-E5038

Generative and Interactive Narratives 

3–5 

III–V 

DOM-E5159

Embodied interaction 

6 

IV 

DOM-E5123

Designerly Approaches to Social Media 

3 

V 

DOM-E5124

Alive Dead Media 

3 

V 

DOM-E5106

Generative Media Coding 

3–5 

V 

DOM-E5133

Game Design Basics Workshop 

3 

V