The Cultural Path is a separate project in media education. It is conducted in order to support the learning of how media works from the perspective of professionals. It aims to educate the pupils to understand and evaluate different aspects of photography and visual communication. The Cultural Path is conducted together with the City of Mikkeli.

Visual Communication
The content of the Cultural Path is designed to suit the educational curriculum of the schools. The Cultural Path concists of an introduction to the projects of Mikkeli Centre of Photography and a workshop in visual literacy. Visual literacy means the process of analyzing and creating visual messages, especially those close to the every day life of the youth.

Participants and timetable
The Cultural Path is conducted annually, usually in January. The participants are all the pupils that study on the 8th grade in the schools of Mikkeli. The amount of participating pupils is over 500. The visit and the workshop lasts for one hour.

Pupils in workshop.

The place of the workshop is the main Hall.

Pupils working with a moodboard.