Bachelor and Master in Fine Arts

Bachelor and Master in Fine Arts

University of the Arts Helsinki

November 24, 2021
Bachelor and Master in Fine Arts
Online open house: November 30, 4pm, local Finnish time
Application period: January 5–19
University of the Arts Helsinki
Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts
Sörnäisten rantatie 19
FI- Helsinki
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Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the five and a half-year programme leading to Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degrees. New students will start their studies in world-class facilities in a new building designed for studying fine arts.

Our degree programme will encourage you to find your own strengths and methods of expression within the field of fine arts. You will acquire skills and knowledge that will enable you to work independently as a visual artist and understand your own work in the context of contemporary art and society where artists may adopt multi-faceted roles and profiles.

At the Academy of Fine Arts, you can study the subject areas of sculpture, painting, printmaking and time and space arts. Time and space arts allows you to specialise in moving image, photography, or site and situation specific art. Students choose their subject area after being admitted to the university during their first year of studies.

As a student at Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts, you have the flexibility to pursue your own personal aspirations when selecting courses and planning your curriculum. Individual guidance and independent artistic work are integral to the studies. You are encouraged to choose courses from subject areas other than your own and to engage in versatile artistic work using different media. We also encourage cross-disciplinary studies at the other academies of Uniarts Helsinki: the Sibelius Academy and Theatre Academy.

As well as first-class facilities and support, every student is provided with a workspace of their own. Students also have excellent opportunities to exhibit their work in public, thanks to the Academy’s own galleries, frequent public art projects and active cooperation with the local and international art scene.

In 2021, the Academy moved to a new building designed for studying art, situated in the vibrant, up-and-coming Sörnäinen district in Helsinki.

Our faculty is composed of distinguished artists and experts from various fields of art. Students have the opportunity to work closely with our acclaimed teachers across subject areas. Our current faculty includes, to name a few, professors Andrew Best-Dunkley, Marjaana Kella, Daniel Peltz, Tarja Pitkänen-Walter, Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Sigrid Sandström, Anita Seppä, Riikka Stewen, Salla Tykkä, and Annu Vertanen.

Our impressive list of visiting artists, professors and lecturers from the past few years includes, to name a few, David Batchelor, Christian Benefiel, Monster Chetwynd, Elmgreen & Dragset, Okwui Enwesor, Omer Fast, Andrea Giunta, Özgü Gündeslioglu, IC-98, Peter MacDonald, James Nisbet, Alex Olson, Ruth Pelzer-Montada, Ciara Phillips, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Josephine Pryde, Martha Rosler, Mira Schor, Adam Szymczyk, Emily Wardill, and Alexandria Smith.

The primary languages of instruction at the Academy are Finnish and English, and both languages are used flexibly on the courses. All mandatory studies are offered in both Finnish and English, and it is also possible to complete credits in Swedish.

We welcome applications between January 5–19, 2022 (ending at 3pm local Finnish time on the last day). We have a two-phase applications process: an electronic application and a week-long admission course. Learn more about the programme here and see our admissions guide.

Online open house event
Are you interested in applying to our degree programme in fine arts? What do you want to know about studying at Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts? Join our open house webinar on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 4pm (local time in Finland) for information and a chance to ask questions. Learn more about the event.

University of the Arts Helsinki
The University of the Arts Helsinki, located in Finland’s capital Helsinki, provides the highest level of education in music, fine arts, theatre and dance in Finland. Uniarts Helsinki is an international forerunner in education and research in the field of arts and strengthens the role of art as a force that reforms society. Established in 2013, Uniarts Helsinki consists of the Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy and Theatre Academy. Learn more about studying at Uniarts Helsinki.

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