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Sculpture, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 42 months
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The Sculpture programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki is based both on hands-on work and on the traditions of sculpture. 

The studies focus on the command of various approaches in contemporary sculpture, an in-depth understanding of the techniques available, and their utilisation in the student’s own artistic practice.


The studies in sculpture also focus on questions related to gallery and museum spaces as well as art in the public sphere. The main emphasis of the studies is on the student’s independent artistic work, which is supervised and supported through discussions, critique sessions and seminar work. 

Independent artistic work will promote the student’s self-expression and conceptual thinking and improve their creative problem-solving skills.

Thematic lectures, projects and workshops organised by artists both in Finland and abroad support joint studies in sculpture, where all the students of the Academy become acquainted with the materials, techniques and working practices of sculpture.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sculpture 
  • Figure Modeling
  • Ceramic Sculpture  
  • Sculpture: Multiples and Series 
  • Fabrication Methods in Wood
  • Fabrication Methods in Metal

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

    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.


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