New Media

Director of the Master's Programme

Professor Philip Dean

Learning Outcomes

The studies of the Media Lab are characterized by collaboration in an experimental and critical environment in which interaction and work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams occurs on a wide scale between students and staff as well as with students of other faculties and institutions. By nature studies in ’new media’ emphasize emerging fields and practices and related tools and technologies for communication, creative production and distribution. In practice graduates of the Media Lab tend to become employed in ’new’ roles and ’emerging professions’ within the broad gamut of the new media industry, as well as in related research and development activities.

During the studies students are expected to get familiar with a variety of tools, and to understand the fundamental characteristics of digital media as well as the specific of their major subject.

Academic communication and writing are a part of the studies, and more research courses can be chosen if the student is planning to become a researcher. Students and researchers are encouraged to network internationally and have an option to spend a part of their studies abroad through any of our exchange programmes.

Education Content

The mission of the Media Lab is to explore, discover and comprehend the new digital technology and its impact in society; to find and exploit the possibilities it opens to communication, interaction and expression and to evaluate, understand and deal with the challenges it poses to design and creative production.

MA in New Media is a 120 ECTS programme subject focusing on art and design in different areas of interactive media. The education is project-oriented, combining practice with theory, hands-on with minds-on. The project modules emphasise interdisciplinary and collaborative work, while individual skills are studied in the tools & skills modules, in workshops and through tutored studio work.

The programme is fully taught in English, and students can write their thesis in Finnish, Swedish or English.

The students can also continue their studies to doctoral studies, e.g. by doing (part of) their research in research groups at the Department of Media.

Majors in the Master’s Degree Programme in New Media

  • Game Design and Production
  • New Media Design and Production
  • Sound in New Media

All Media Lab Courses

Many of the courses of the three majors of Master’s Degree Programme in New Media are organised together as Media Lab Courses. Here are all the Media Lab Courses. The degree requirements of the majors of the programme can be found in the descriptions of the majors (Game Design and Production, New Media Design and Production, and Sound in New Media.)

Code

Name

ECTS credits

Media Lab courses

 

DOM-E0000

Understanding Media, Art and Design

4

DOM-E5001

Personal Study Plan HOPS

1

DOM-E5002

Computer Aided Photography

3–8

DOM-E5003

Systems of Representation

3–6

DOM-E5004

Interactive Art

3–5

DOM-E5005

Study Project I

3–6

DOM-E5006

Study Project II

3–10

DOM-E5007

Study Project III

3–5

DOM-E5008

Study project IV

3–15

DOM-E5009

Thematic Lecture Series I

3–5

DOM-E5010

Thematic Lecture Series II

3–5

DOM-E5011

Thematic Lecture Series III

3–5

DOM-E5012

Interface Prototyping

3

DOM-E5014

3D Animation

6–12

DOM-E5015

Internet Technologies and Techniques

3–5

DOM-E5019

Personal Study Project I

1–15

DOM-E5020

Personal Study Project II

1–15

DOM-E5021

Personal Study Project III

1–15

DOM-E5022

Personal Study Project IV

1–15

DOM-E5024

Introduction to Media Art and Culture

3–5

DOM-E5026

Dynamic Visualization Independent Studies

3–6

DOM-E5028

Technologies of Location

3

DOM-E5029

Introduction to 3D Animation

3

DOM-E5032

Software Studies for Media Designers

3–5

DOM-E5096

Master’s Thesis Seminar

4

DOM-E5033

Dynamic Visualization 1

5

DOM-E5034

Dynamic Visualization 2

6–8

DOM-E5035

Storytelling 1

3

DOM-E5036

Storytelling 2

3

DOM-E5037

Production Clinic

3–5

DOM-E5038

Generative and Interactive Narratives

3

DOM-E5039

Open Workshop

3

DOM-E5041

New Media Exam

1

DOM.thes

Master's Thesis

30

DOM-E5043

Physical Interaction Design

3–5

DOM-E5047

Tangible Auditory Interfaces

2

DOM-E5052

Workshop I 3-5

DOM-E5053

Workshop II

3–5

DOM-E5054

Workshop III

3–5

DOM-E5055

Motion Capture vs Animation

3–5

DOM-E5056

Multitouch Interaction

3–5

DOM-E5057

Information Graphics; Formats and Genres

3–5

DOM-E5059

Bodily Interaction

3–5

DOM-E5060

Software Studies: Programming for Artists

3–5

DOM-E5063

Professional Orientation

2–25

DOM-E5064

Digital Strategies for Museums and Cultural Heritage

3

DOM-E5065

Advanced Audio Production Work

3–12

DOM-E5066

Introduction to Sound Design and Music

1–5

DOM-E5067

Sound and Music Interaction

3–5

DOM-E5068

Audio Technology Exam

1

DOM-E5069

Introduction to Western Classical Music

1–5

DOM-E5070 

Sound Design for Interactive Commodities

3

DOM-E5071

Experimental Sound Instruments

3

DOM-E5072

Sound Seminar

3–4

DOM-E5073

Sound Clinic

3–5

DOM-E5074

Composing with Data Flow Programming

3–7

DOM-E5076

Experimental Music Workshop

3

DOM-E5078

Game Audio Workshop

2–4

DOM-E5079

Understanding Games

6

DOM-E5080

Game Design

5

DOM-E5081

Game Research Project

6

DOM-E5082

Playability Evaluation

3

DOM-E5083

Game Analysis

5

DOM-E5084

Game Seminar 1

3–5

DOM-E5085

Game Seminar 2

3–5

DOM-E5086

Game Study Project

1–15

DOM-E5088

Game Design Basics Workshop

3

DOM-E5089

Games Now!

3–5

DOM-E5090

Games Now! Workshop 1

2–3

DOM-E5091

Games Now! Workshop 2

2–3

DOM-E5092

Software Studies for Game Designers

3–5

DOM-E5093

Game Design Exam

1

DOM-E5094

Advanced Topics in Game Design

3–5

DOM-E5095

Game Project

5–15

DOM-E5098

Game Jam

2

DOM-E5099

Audiovisual Studio

3-6

DOM-E5100

Procedural Audio

3-5

DOM-E0003

Common Advanced Workshop/Project at the Department of Media

3–20

DOM-E5077

Sonic Narrations in Audiovisual Productions

1-4

DOM-E5117

Gender Issues in Sound Studies

3-5

DOM-E5105

Pre-Vis and 3D Work Workshop

3

DOM-E5106

Generative Media Coding

3-5

DOM-E5108

From Data to Pixels

3

DOM-E5111

Interaction Design Course

3-5

DOM-E5112

Interaction Design Workshop

3

DOM-E5113

Independent Studies in Research

1-12

DOM-L0002

Media Lab Doctoral Seminar

3-6

DOM-L0004

Media Culture and Theory

2-5

DOM-E5114

Interactive Cinema and Non-linear Narrative

3-5

DOM-E5115

Computational Intelligence in Games

3-5

DOM-E5116

Electronics for Artists

3-5

DOM-E5103

Topics in Visualization and Cultural Analytics

3-6

DOM-E5102

Prototyping Service Design

3-5

DOM-E5119

Audiovisual Production

3-10

DOM-E5120

Experimental Cinema Installation and Performance 5-10

DOM-E5121

Podcast Production 3-5

DOM-E5027

Advanced rendering / 3D techniques 3

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