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Helsinki: Sound and Scenography

  • Aalto University 135 Hämeentie Helsinki, 00560 Finland (map)

Title of course: Sound and Scenography
Where: Aalto University, Helsinki
Number of days excludingtravel days: 17 (two periods)
Period :05/09/16-09/09/16 and 27/09/16-07/10/16
Level: third/fourth year BA and MA
Number of ECTS credits: 5 (in total for both periods)
Number of study places: 2
Location: Theatre Academy, Lintulahdenkatu 3, Helsinki
Accommodation: We will help finding reasonably prised accommodation or home accommodation hosted by some of our students

Course description:

  • Lectures and practical research on physical phenomenon (vibration, acoustic bodies), basic of acoustics
  • Acoustics as dramaturgical element
  • Playable scenography – “instrument” workshop
  • Sets and acoustics – lectures and practical experimentation
  • Possible guests include: Kalev Tiits (music technology, Sibelius Academy), Ilkka Niemeläinen (Aalto-university, Otaniemi), Rauno Nieminen (instrument building)

How to apply
Send your letter of intent and short description of previous studies to no later than August 29. 

Further Info

What kind of skills/training students can expect to achieve (learning outcome):
The student will be able to design and build simple instruments as a part of scenography. The student understands the basic concepts of acoustics and some practical ways of controlling it and possible unwanted sounds produced by built elements on the stage. The student understands the dramaturgical nature of acoustics.

Mainly for but not limited to the students of scenography and sound

Sampo Pyhälä, lecturer of scenography (Aalto-university), experience on opera productions and building playable sets for theatre productions. Jari Kauppinen, professor of sound design (Theatre Academy, Uniarts, Helsinki)