DA Study Programme

Doctoral studies allow individuals to develop and carry on their own research towards the degree of Doctor of Art (in Art and Design), as offered by the School of Art, Design and Architecture at Aalto University.

Candidates are also encouraged to make use of the opportunities for participation in doctoral-level studies, seminars and workshops that are provided through Schools in Aalto University as well as participate in national and international networks and doctoral schools.

Application procedure

The application deadline is annually on 31 March. Further information about the application procedures and the research plan can be found in: https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopinnot/Doctoral+programmes

In practice

Doctoral students may participate in courses aimed for doctoral students and, to a certain extent, those for MA students in the Media Lab, as well as to some offered in other departments and universities in Finland. Registering credits should be discussed with the professor in charge of the doctoral studies. Every doctoral student should have at least one advisor who is himself/herself a doctor.

Professors and docents

Teaching faculty supervising the doctoral studies are experienced research professionals from different international backgrounds.

The program is coordinated by Prof, DA Lily Díaz.
Docent Timo Honkela
Docent Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen
Docent Paul Kahn
Docent Kari Kuutti
Visiting lecturer Maureen Thomas

Doctoral students

Students enrolled in the doctoral studies are talented professionals from a variety of disciplines and countries. Since September 2016 they’re listed  in the Aalto University’s ACRIS research database, which hosts current information on their projects.

More info: lily.diaz@aalto.fi