CIRRUS is a Nordic-Baltic network of Art and Design higher education. There are 20 excellent art and design schools from the Nordics and the Baltics in the circle of this cooperation. The central activities of the partner institutions are art and design, including innovative activities, technical development and artistic practices.

New express! Aalto Arts: Art, Education & Entrepreneurship

Title of course:
Art, Education & Entrepreneurship
Teaching period:September 3-6 2019
Organizers: Aalto ARTS and Aalto Venture Program partnering with City of Helsinki
Teacher(s): Jaana Brinck, Sari Hietala
ECTS: 2-3
Number of available place for CIRRUS students:5
Level: BA3 and MA1-2
Application deadline: June 16 2019

How to apply: Send a short motivation and CV to Jaana Brinck ( with the subject line “Art, Education & Entrepreneurship application”.
Students from all disciplines of design, architecture, art media and visual communication can apply, and additional information is available from Jaana Brinck.

 Applicants will be informed about the selection by June 20 2019.

Course description: Join this unique intensive course to explore the opportunities in Art, Education and Entrepreneurship for more artistic, creative and student-oriented learning. You will work in international, multitalented teams of Aalto University with development challenge provided by the City of Helsinki. Get familiar with entrepreneurial thinking in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Through practical design work, case examples and expert speakers you will:

  • Explore and develop entrepreneurial spirit and business ideas together with your peers.
  • Ideate a creative product or service concept for educational field.
  • Get feedback on your ideas from peers, experts and professionals.
  • Discuss with your fellow students and learn about their experiences as entrepreneurs.
  • Learn multidisciplinary team work and creative design skills.

Students accepted for the course are eligible for a CiRRUS grant of 400 EUR to cover travel and accommodation costs and will get information on how to proceed with their acceptance messages.