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Fine Arts, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 42 months
    Duration
Helsinki, Finland
The Fine Arts programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki trains visual artists who learn their own strengths and expression methods and prepare them for a world where artists take on multi-faceted roles and profiles.
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Overview

You will acquire skills and knowledge that will enable you to work independently as a visual artist and understand your own work as a part of the context of contemporary art and society, where artists may adopt multi-faceted roles and profiles.

Education

The Fine Arts programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki focuses on artistic activities and theoretical studies. The Academy of Fine Arts focuses on independent art, giving the students the flexibility to pursue their personal aspirations when selecting courses and planning their curriculum. 

Individual guidance and independent artistic work are integral to the studies, but group instruction, workshops, field trips and different kinds of projects are also important and increase the sense of community within the academy.

Public exhibition of one’s own art in exhibitions, public space and other various contexts is an essential part of the studies. Students familiarise themselves with exhibition activities and practices at the Academy of Fine Arts galleries, Exhibition Laboratory and Project Room, which improves their ability to take part in exhibition productions of various sizes.

The subject areas of the Degree Programme in Fine Arts are Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking and Time and Space Arts. The subject area of Time and Space Arts allows you to specialise in moving image, photography, or site and situation specific art. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing and perception
  • Sculpture
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Time and Space Arts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    73

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

You must submit the following:

  • Certificate of basic education and transcript of records
  • Certificate of language proficiency
  • Document exempt

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 42 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 42 months.
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Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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