Aalto University: Master’s Programme in Photography

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Application deadline: January 25, 2017

The home of the Helsinki School and the Helsinki Photomedia international research conference.

Aalto University, located in the Helsinki metropolitan area in Finland, provides world-class education in the fields of art, technology and business. At the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, theory meets practice. The school focuses on learning through practical assignments and projects.

Education content in Master’s Programme in Photography
The studies emphasize photography as a means of independent and multidisciplinary arts expression and the development of conceptual thinking and research skills. The studies approach photography both from the academic perspective and through practice by providing courses on theory and research, practical skills and artistic expression.

Teaching languages are Finnish and English. Students may write their Master’s thesis in Finnish, Swedish or English.
The staff and students in the Master’s Programme in Photography form an academic creative community. International artistic activities and various photograph publication processes and platforms are core areas of the programme. The most visible results of the activities are domestic and international exhibitions, photography publications, Helsinki Photomedia Conference and Helsinki School activities.

The teaching methods are workshops, study projects, theoretical studies, lectures, seminars and personal guidance. The student also has the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in photography research at the international, biennial Helsinki Photomedia Conference. The programme is designed for students who wish to deepen their knowledge in photography by developing their conceptual and research-related thinking. The studies enable the development of advanced professional competence, expressive skills and theoretical thinking. A strong artistic vision and the ability to think conceptually are key objectives of the programme.

Admission procedure
Applicants for the Master’s Programme in Photography apply in the master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. Key selection criteria when selecting photography students are artistic talent, motivation and potential. We expect our applicants to have a BA degree in Photography or other relevant field.