Extent: 15 or 25 ECTS
Teachers in charge: Markku Reunanen, Rasmus Vuori, Matti Niinimäki
Target group: Only masters level students.
Aalto students: The general application procedure for minors at Aalto University, see Instructions for applying Application only during spring 2018.
JOOPAS: Students from other Finnish universities apply during the JOOPAS application time in April 1-30 via https://haku.joopas.fi.
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: 3–5 students.
Prerequisites: see above.
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 comes in two sizes: 15 or 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:|
|DOM-E5123||Designerly Approaches to Social Media||3|
|DOM-E5111||Interaction Design Course||3-5|
|DOM-E5024||Introduction to Media Art and Culture||3|
|DOM-E5041||New Media Exam||1|
|Student also chooses one of these two:|
|DOM-E5032||Software Studies for Media Designers||3-5|
|DOM-E5060||Software Studies: Programming for Artists||3-5|
|The remaining credits can be chosen from the following list:|
|DOM-E5025||3D User Interface Design||3-5|
|DOM-E5124||Alive Dead Media||3|
|DOM-E5074||Composing with Data Flow Programming||3-5|
|DOM-E5122||Contemporary Web Development||3|
|DOM-E5128||Digital Fabrication Studio||3-5|
|DOM-E5108||From Data to Pixels||3|
|DOM-E5088||Game Design Basics Workshop||3|
|DOM-E5038||Generative and Interactive Narratives||3|
|DOM-E5106||Generative Media Coding||3|
|DOM-E5112||Interaction Design Workshop||3|
|DOM-E5015||Internet Technologies and Techniques||3-5|
|DOM-E5043||Physical Interaction Design||3-5|
|DOM-E5003||Systems of Representation||3-6|