Master of Arts (Art and Design)
Applied Visual Arts or Service Design
Duration of studies:
December − January
Student selection results:
5 May 2017
What will you learn?
As a student in the Master's Degree Programme in Arctic Art and Design, you will be
at the intersection of art and design, gaining knowledge and skills in applied visual arts and service design.
To be eligible you must have:
- a first-cycle degree (usually BA degree) in a relevant field of study and
- a good command of the English language for academic purposes (see language requirements)
1. You will build
expertise in the themes of art and design for extreme affordability, focusing on need-finding of the users, user empathy, user-centred design, rapid prototyping and iteration, and collaborative dynamics and
issues of social design.
2. You will gain
in-depth skills and competencies in community-centred design and community and environment-based art in the context of the Arctic and the
3. You will develop your ability to recognise
entrepreneurial opportunities and improve your portfolio
The main focus of the master’s program is to cultivate artists and designers who can find employment in regional and international development activities, and in capacity building for innovation and growth. Furthermore, graduates from the program may work as entrepreneurs, consultants, designers and artists within problematic or extreme development areas and even focus on dealing complex issues (so-called wicked problems).
Studying in Lapland
While mingling with our friendly teachers and students from all over
the world and making your own academic path, you will have achieved your goals before you even know it. The extraordinary Aurora Borealis, amazing blue moment -
midnight sun in summertime, mystical polar nights in wintertime,
and many other natural wonders make Rovaniemi one of the most unique places to study in
the world. That is the reason why studying in Lapland combines one of
the best educational systems in the world with adventure you will only find in the North.
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