The photography unit is located at Aalto University´s Arabia Campus in a massive old ceramics factory, 20 minutes from Helsinki city center. The renovated factory has hosted Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture (formerly the University of Art & Design Helsinki) since 1985. In mid-2018 we will move to a new building called, Väre, at Aalto’s Otaniemi campus in Espoo.

Our resources are of the highest quality. Photography students and staff have access, for instance, to a large photography studio (270 m2), an optimized computer aided photography classroom, a lounge and gallery space, as well as modern lecture and seminar rooms equipped with the latest technology.

In addition to the spaces and facilities of the Photography unit, Aalto University provides an array of resources for students. The most significant services are:

High quality Fine Art and large format printing and mounting.

Aalto Digital Design Laboratory. 3D scanners, 3D printers, laser cutter and a robot.

Aalto Studios (Formerly: Media Center LUME & the Media Factory)
Auditoriums, theatre, TV, film and new media production facilities and the Aalto FabLab.