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General Studies for the School of Arts, Design and Architecture are provided by the Centre for General Studies (YOYO) and the Aalto University Language Centre. General studies in the Bachelor's programme include art and theory studies and language and communication studies. On YOYO courses students study knowledge and skills that are common to all departments and students of Aalto ARTS.

Art and theory studies14
Aalto studies5
Language and communication studies15

Art and theory studies

General Art and theory studies consist of Art periods Art Now! and Perception. Art periods form an entity that is compulsory in the Bachelor's Programme in Design.

Art periods 1 and 2:14
ARTS-AxxxxArt period 1: Art Now!7
ARTS-AxxxxArt period 2: Perception7

Art Now! 7 cr
On completing the course you will have a good conception of what is art and its status and significance in society. You will learn various methods of producing art and its possibilities for your own creative work. You will become up-to-date with the latest trends in art and be able to connect them to the earlier traditions. You will understand also how art has been moulded and modified throughout its history as an activity within human communities and different areas of culture.