Research in the Department of Culture and Communication at Arcada tends to focus, in particular, on the challenges and opportunities that arise when culture and society are increasingly influenced by media innovations. The department considers storytelling, sharing economy, and the changing nature of media education in the digital age.

Within the cultural area, Arcada cooperates with Yle, Helsinki Festival, Aalto University, Metropolia, Seinäjoki UAS, TEAK and the Swedish Social and Community University at Helsinki University, amongst others.