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Time and Space Arts, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 42 months
Helsinki, Finland
The Time and Space Arts programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki provides instruction in site and situation-specific art, moving image and photography. The teaching focuses on various aspects of artistic work, including the conceptual, pictorial, spatial and bodily dimensions of art.
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The teaching in the Time and Space Arts programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki is dialogical in nature, and it consists of seminars, courses, lectures and studio visits. 

The student can either focus on a single field within time and space arts or piece together a personalised study plan by selecting different courses from time and space arts and/or other subject areas. 


The goal of the studies is to improve the student’s perceptive skills and critical thinking, and to let them develop their independent artistic practice. The students are encouraged to look for a personal approach to art and to experiment with different ways of expression. 

Artists working within time and space arts use various media in their art: they can use their own bodies, for example, or the work may consist of a performance. Moving image, photographs, sound art and digital technologies are also frequently used in time and space arts.

The teaching is based on the conceptualisation of art as a process or an event. With a focus on research and experimentation, the instruction given in the subject area helps the students contextualise their artistic practice within the tradition of contemporary art.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Art 
  • Drawing 
  • Representations of Space
  • Sculpture 
  • Ancient & Medieval Art History
  • Renaissance to 20th Century Art

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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