University-Wide Art Studies (UWAS) offers all Aalto students and faculty an opportunity to explore art-based practices and processes beyond disciplinary boundaries. Its course portfolio consists of thematically focused and carefully curated courses where art and design facilitate transdisciplinary encounters between students from various backgrounds. UWAS aims to ensure that Aalto University graduates understand how art and creative practices shape and define the world around us and have a wide range of skills and capacities to engage with complex issues both locally and globally.
Students can choose from 30 different UWAS courses annually and need no previous knowledge or skills in the arts to attend them. Since its initiation in 2016, UWAS has offered courses on topics such as sound technology, creative writing, site-specific art and design, visual culture theory, mathematical art, and arts-based material studies. All courses are specifically planned for UWAS and scheduled so that they are available for students in every Aalto school.
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Juuso Tervo, Project ManagerMari Partanen, Planning officerHarri Laakso, Professor