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Program curriculum 2019/2020

English-medium BA in Design, 180 credits

Major studies, 106-116 credits

CODE

NAME

YEAR

PERIOD

CREDITS

ARTX-C1000

Introductory design project

1st

I

8

ARTX-C1001

Design & media cultures

1st

II

3

ARTX-C1002

Digital design for people

1st

II

4

ARTX-C1003

Thematic studio I

1st

III & IV

12

ARTX-C1004

Sustainable design

1st

V

5

ARTX-C1005

Design impact I

1st

V

3

ARTX-C

Digital service design project

2nd

I

9

MUO-C0005

Design theory & methodology

2nd

I

3

ARTX-C

Visual communication for systems thinking

2nd

II

3

ARTX-C

Process management for media & design

2nd

II

6

ARTX-C

Strategic identity & design

2nd

III

5

ARTX-C

Thematic studio II

2nd

III & IV

12

ARTX-C

Design futures

2nd

V

6

ARTX-C

Design impact II

2nd

V

6

ARTX-C

Design research

3rd


5

ARTX-C

Design impact III

3rd


6

ARTX-C

Bachelor’s thesis

3rd

III & IV

10


Alternative studies, selected from the general course offering at Aalto University

3rd

I - V

0-10, depending on the size of minor subject




Total:

106

Minor and elective studies, 40 credits

CODE

NAME

YEAR

PERIOD

CREDITS


Minor subject

3rd

I & II

15-25


Elective studies

2nd

3rd

I - V

15




Total:

40

Common general studies, 34 credits

CODE

NAME

YEAR

PERIOD

CREDITS

Art & theory studies, 14 credits

ARTS-A0109

Art Now!

1st

I & II

7

ARTS-A0110

Perception

1st

III - V

7

Aalto Studies, 5 credits

ARTS-A0113

Academic learning skills

1st

I & III

2


Cross-school course

2nd, 3rd

I-V

3

Language and communication studies, 15 credits

ARTS-A0105

Information & communication technology

1st

II

2

ARTS-A0111

Information literacy

1st

III

1

LCA-1013

Integrated oral skills (o)

1st

IV

3

LCA-1012

Integrated written skills (w)

2nd

II

3

Students educated in Finnish or Swedish


Second national language

1st

III

3


Written and oral communication

3rd

I-V

3

Students educated in other languages than Finnish or Swedish


Finnish or Swedish

1st

III

3


Other foreign language

3rd

I-V

3




Total:

34