Department of Culture and Media

The Department of Culture and Media inspires creativity and innovation. Through regular contact with lecturers, researchers and industry leaders, students develop professional and analytical abilities that will give them the edge in  cultural and media sectors.

At Arcada, we make it our priority to educate professionals in online media, film, television and cultural management. In our department we have a total of 285 students within the programmes Media Culture, Cultural Management and Media Management.

Research and Development – Already during your studies?

We have a keen focus on the challenges and opportunities that arise when culture and society are increasingly mediated. As a result, through collaboration and cooperation with key players in the cultural and media sectors, we are able to examine, analyse and compile research that records past and current trends, and suggest means of improving and enhancing them. Our staff and students are therefore often involved in pioneering projects that will make a difference to the field, such as the introduction and implementation of new technology models for digital production in the performing arts. Our research partners include, amongst others: YLE; Helsinki Festival; Aalto University; Åland University; and the Swedish Social and Community University at Helsinki University.

Studying or practicing abroad?

To study or practice abroad is enriching for you as a student on both a professional and personal level. The experiences gained opens new doors and opportunities. Students at Arcada have different options when it comes to going abroad and conducting part of their studies overseas. As a student in media culture and cultural management you can study at universities in e.g. Germany, Ireland, Norway and South Africa. The practical training is important both for your personal development and your CV. By doing your practical training abroad you show your future employers that you are not afraid of stepping outside your comfort zone in order to obtain new experiences.

Support and advice in questions related to your studies

Do you have any questions about your studies? Interested in studying abroad or participating in research, development and innovation projects? If so, contact the department’s amanuensis. Your teachers and your teacher tutor will also help you in questions related to your studies. You can also always contact your student tutor or Student Services in C3.

Quality council

Each department has a quality council which is appointed by and reports to the heads of each department. The quality councils have replaced the former department councils and are responsible for quality monitoring regarding teaching, research and the community impact of the department. The councils' duties include the organisation of the quality monitoring of the departments and to compile reports on how the quality work is developed.

Quality councils consist of five people. Two are chosen from among each department's teaching and research staff, two from the students of the department and each department's amanuensis. The council's mandate period is two academic years.

The head of department appoints student members after consulting the student union. A staff member serves as the chairperson of the council.

The Quality council for the Department of Culture and Media 

  • Chairperson: Dr. Owen Kelly 
  • Other member from staff: Jutta Törnqvist 
  • Amanuensis: Monica Löv 
  • Student: Jasmine Laine (Media) / Substitute: Maria Bussman (Media)
  • Student: Malin Åhman (Cultural Management) / Substitute: Atte Kola (Cultural Management)

The council's mandate period is 1.8.2017-31.7.2019.

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