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Scenography and Costume Design

Basic information of the minor

Code: ARTS3043

Extent: 15-25 ECTS

Language: Finnish or English

Department: Department of Film, Television and Scenography

Teachers in charge: lecturer Merja Väisänen

Coordinator: Birgitta Tuomaala

Target group: Open for everyone

Application procedure:

Application to the programme can be done either via Aalto University eAge system’s internal minor application process, or under JOO agreement from other Finnish Universities.

Students of the University of the Ars apply through AaltoARTS mobility studies.

Students from other Finnish universities apply via JOOPAS https://haku.joopas.fi.

The applicant has to write a letter of motivation, a preliminary plan of one's minor studies and 1-3 examples of artistic or research work. The work examples will be sent in digital form (as one pdf document) with other application materials.

Selection criteria: motivation and the level of artistic or research work examples.

Quotas and restrictions: No limitations. The number of new minor students per year is max 6. Accepted minor student has to make a study plan with the teacher in charge of the minor in the beginning of the next semester and start the minor studies during the same academic year. The study right for the minor will be awarded to the two year period.

Prerequisites: Please see application procedure and quotas and restrictions.

Name in other languages: Scenographi och kostymdesign, Lavastustaide ja pukusuunnittelu

Content and structure of the minor

After having completed minor of 15-25 credits, the student has an understanding of different areas in Performing and Screen Arts Design and the content, possibilities and responsibilities of set or costume designer’s work. The student is able to apply the learning from different courses from the minor to one's further studies and career.

The minor studies can be emphasized either on production design, design for the performing arts or costume design or it can be a combination of them. The information on the possible emphasis can be added to the student’s certificate when graduating. 

The structure and content of the minor will be tailored individually with each student in a meeting with the responsible teacher of the minor. The student is able to choose a 15-25 cr selection of courses based on his/her learning goals. For an international/foreign student the minor will be tailored from the courses available in English. Please contact the responsible teacher of the minor for more information.

Academic year 2017-2018 it is not possible to emphasize the minor only on costume design. Still, individual costume design courses can be included in the minor.

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