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Digital Media



Digital media programme

Programme

Digital Media studies approach the design and production of interactive online services from a variety of perspectives. Web technologies, social media concepts and services, information architecture and interactive functions are the key elements of the training.

The students can find employment in many digital environment positions relating to online service design, production or project management. The actual work may have to do with technical solutions of online services, development of social media services, planning of interactive functions or digital media concept and structural planning. Possible workspaces are design or communication agencies, companies’ communications departments, IT companies or the advertising business.

The language of instruction in the Media programmes is Finnish, but a few courses will be taught in English in the spring semester, for the benefit of exchange students.

We offer students high-quality education in a positive and international atmosphere. Our aim is offer our exchange students a memorable exchange period. To see the courses available to you in Digital Media, please visit the link below.

Student story

Maria-Maaike, Netherlands

“I really did enjoy my time at Metropolia. The teachers were really open, nice and helpful. And classmates as well. They say in Finland people don’t talk so much to strangers, but I didn’t notice it at all at Metropolia. My classmates were friendly and always eager to help. Also the cooperation in the project groups went well.

My best memory of my exchange period is getting to know so many new people. Finnish people, but also exchange students from all over the world. We made new friends and did everything together.”

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Maria-Maaike is studying Communication and Multimedia Design at the Hanze Hogeschool in Groningen. She was kind enough to tell us little bit about her exchange experience at Metropolia.

“I really wanted to study abroad. I wanted to meet new people, get to know another culture and upgrade my English language skills. At Hanze we have a lot of partner universities, so I went through that list to see if there were universities that offered courses that would fit into my current studies. I have love for Northern countries so that’s where I searched first. I found two options, Metropolia in Helsinki or another university in Norway. I liked the courses offered by Metropolia more, so that’s why I chose Metropolia.

I really did enjoy my time at Metropolia. The teachers were really open, nice and helpful. And classmates as well. They say in Finland people don’t talk to strangers much, but I didn’t notice it at all at Metropolia. Also the cooperation in the project groups went well. What I liked about Metropolia is that they (the tutors and ENS) organized lot of activities, which I personally think is great! I did a lot of free time activities with other exchange students. ESN organized some trips I attended. Trips included Lapland, Rovaniemi and Saariselkä. ESN also organized a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia.

Studies were also interesting. I attended Digital Media studies at Metropolia. The courses I took were: introduction to digital media, innovation project, Finland Close-up, Finnish Language course and social media project. Introduction to digital media was about the basics of usability, design thinking, service design, user centered design, etc. We had to do some reading for this course and do a presentation. The innovation project was to design and build a website with a team of exchange students. The website should be a survival guide for incoming exchange students. Finland Close-up was all about Finland. Its culture, its nature, its sights. The social media project was with Finnish Students. My project group had to design and build a website for Kliffa 2018, which is a scouting event. We also had to make a social media strategy. I mostly kept myself busy with the social media part.

My best memory of my exchange period is getting to know so many new people. Finnish people, but also exchange students from all over the world. Besides that when you’re in another country for a long time, you have a change of attitude. At least I had. I was much more explorative and took every opportunity to do activities. At home I have kind of everyday routine, but in Finland life got really interesting because you never get the chance to do the exchange period over again. And I loved that! My tip for applying to Metropolia is: Do what you’re told (because that’s how we applied) and do everything in time! Applying for the study, or for example a scholarship, takes time. You don’t want to do that too late and maybe miss your spot.”


Project showcase

Website Design/Social Media
Website Design/Photography
Website Design/Graphic Design

Digital Media promo website screenshot

DIMU is an annual project for our first year digital media students. The goal of the project is to help promote digital media studies in Metropolia to all possible applicants. Designing the site included work in social media, photography, interviewing students, visual communication and coding. The project was part of a course on User Centered design.

Visit website at digimuotoilu.metropolia.fi

Montessori päiväkoti Mio is a small daycare center in Kerava, Finland. The customer wished to update their old website and get a new, more user-friendly and visually appealing site. The project was a part of first year digital media studies and was executed during a course on user experience design. Designing the site incuded work in graphic design, coding, photography etc.
The website was executed by Elmiina Ojanen, Timo Lehtonen and Roosa Kotilainen.

Visit website at montessorikerava.fi

Valovirta website

Valovirta Design is Metropolia's own design studio. Our first year students in digital media designed and executed a full update on Valovirta website during a course on UX design. Designing the site included work in visual communication and coding. The page was built using WordPress CMS-platform.

Visit website at valovirta.metropolia.fi/