About Art and Design studies
In the Faculty of Art and Design the studies for exchange students are organized as 30 ECTS credit study modules in specific fields of study:
Audiovisual Media Culture
Fine Art and Cultural Studies
Interior and Textile Design
The modules were created to
- inform applicants on the studies when planning the exchange;
- to guarantee students 25 - 30 ECTS credits of studies per semester
- to avoid overlapping in course timetables;
- to reserve exchange students places in workshops and courses with limited number of students.
If you apply to the Faculty of Art and Design you need to choose the field of study. Your Study Plan for Learning Agreement should be based on the respective module’s courses. The relevant faculty department will make the decision on your acceptance based on your previous studies, study plan, portfolio and motivation.
If your study plan is not complete with the courses offered in the chosen module, please complete it with other courses within the faculty’s offer or with other courses offered in English by the university. See www.ulapland.fi/courses. In most courses of the Faculty of Art and Design there is a restricted entry and we need to check each choice individually.
Alternatively you can apply to study the non-degree programmes offered in English. See www.ulapland.fi/courses
In the modules of interior and textile design and in clothing design, as well as in some courses in other modules exchange students are integrated to the classes where majority of the students are Finnish. Thus the language of instruction is also Finnish. In such situations exchange students will get individual tutoring by the teachers and the studies are supported by literature, presentations and exercises in English.
In Graphic design we are annually able to accept only few students, 2-5 per semester depending on the availability of courses.
If you are planning to work mainly independently on your artistic production or on your master’s or doctor’s research, you are free to build your own study plan for the exchange period. However, access to courses with a course size limit will be dependent on the availability of free places and whether you meet the prerequisites. You also need the course teacher's permission. Information on free places is available prior the start of the course. Please note: Individually created study plans may also lead to overlapping classes.
Students from other faculties are welcome to choose following courses in the Faculty of Art and Design:
MAAD1102 Introduction to Arctic Cultures 5 cr.
UART1102 Finnish Design 4 cr.
UART1114 History of Design and Architecture in Finland 4-8 cr.
UART1103 Art and Visual Culture in the North 3 cr.