Centre for General Studies (YoYo) offers a variety of art and theory courses which can be included in the elective studies.


Drawing and painting

Drawing and painting courses consist of two-dimensional expression carried out by various methods. The work involved emphasises the importance of practice, or ‘learning by doing’, but without losing sight of the connections to theory. The studies include working with drawing, painting and mixed-media. The student will gain increased awareness of the workings of visual perception and of different ways of describing the surrounding world and our relationship to it. The course also examines the role of ideas and concepts in art as well as art’s relation to design, its role in society and its significance.


Code

Name

ECTS credits

Language of instruction

Teaching period

Drawing and painting




ARTS-A0608

General Studies Courses with Varying Contents

2-10

Finnish / EnglishI, II. III, IV or V

ARTS-A0201 

Freehand Drawing

6

English (Finnish)I-II

ARTS-A0213 

Watercolour Workshop

4

English (Finnish)Summer

ARTS-A0209

Drawing and Painting Workshop, BA

6

FinnishIII-IV

ARTS-A0214

Life Drawing for Comic Artists

1

Finnish  (English)I

ARTS-A0211

Life Drawing A

6

Finnish (English)I-II

ARTS-A0212

Life Drawing B

6

Finnish (English)III-IV
ARTS-A0215Drawing in Space2Finnish (English)V
ARTS-A0216Drawing and Narrative2Finnish (English)V
ARTS-A0217Landscape - Then and Now3Finnish (English)IV
ARTS-A0218Basics of Comic Art6Finnish (English)I-II

ARTS-A0206

Comics Workshop

1

Finnish (English)I
ARTS-A0220Comic Art Project6Finnish (English)III-IV
ARTS-A0219Forms of Comics Expression and Storytelling6Finnish (English)I-II

ARTS-E0201

Painting Workshop (MA)

6

English (Finnish)I-II, III-IV


Colour and perception

Colour and perception studies focus on visual perception and the theories about it. The English-language version of the course contains both theory and practical assignments. The course covers basic concepts about colour and the principles of colour perception. The course covers basic colour concepts and principles of colour perception. Colour composition and contrasts and their effects – mainly in two-dimensional expression – are studied by experimental means. The course ‘Colour-light-space’ is aimed mainly at Master’s students of architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture. Through lectures and assignments, it deals with the role of colour and lighting in architecture and in building a city’s image.


Code

Name

ECTS credits

Language of instruction

Teaching period

Colour and perception




ARTS-A0303

Varying Courses in Colour and Perception

2-10

 FinnishI, II, III, IV or V

ARTS-E0301

Colour - Light - Space

6

 FinnishIII-IV

ARTS-A0302 

Colour and Perception

4

 EnglishII


Sculpture

Sculpture studies provide students with the skills needed to work with contemporary sculpture and design. Skills that students can apply in their own fields are emphasised, such as how to research new materials, working methods and methodologies. The ‘Ways of Making’ courses offer practical experience working in a sculptor’s studio, and ‘Metal Casting’ introduces foundry techniques. ‘Digital Sculpture’ introduces new and developing technologies in 3D art, and ways to combine these with traditional sculptural techniques. Conceptual and theory-intensive sculpture studies are also included within the contemporary art courses programme.


Code

Name

ECTS credits

Language of instruction

Teaching period

Sculpture




ARTS-A0400 

Sculpture Courses with Varying Contens

2–10

 English / FinnishI, II, III, IV or V

ARTS-A0404

Ways of Making 1 – Mold making & casting techniques

5

 English (Finnish)Summer

ARTS-A0411

Ways of Making 2 – Constructing sculpture with wood and metal

5

 English (Finnish)IV

ARTS-A0409

Ways of Making 3 – Kinetic & robotic sculpture

2-4

 English (Finnish)IV

ARTS-A0412

Digital Sculpture 1 – 3D modelling for Sculpture

3

 English (Finnish)I

ARTS-A0407

Digital Sculpture 3 – Programming for sculptors

2

 English (Finnish)III
ARTS-A0413Metal Casting 1013English (Finnish)I
ARTS-A0414Synths & Amps3English (Finnish)III
ARTS-A0415Sonic Sculpture5English (Finnish)II
ARTS-E0400Advanced Metal Casting3English (Finnish)IV
ARTS-E0401Advanced Sculpture Project4English (Finnish)II-IV
ARTS-E0710Digital Workshop Basics1-2EnglishI, II, III and IV


Printmaking

Printmaking involves the handcrafting of printing plates as well as the prints produced by various methods (copperplate, woodblock, limestone, mesh screen). Prints are regarded as original artworks. Basic courses in printmaking offer the rudiments in a variety of printing techniques and develop the student’s command of the tools used. The intermediate courses deepen the knowledge and skill levels of students in their chosen method and enlarge their range of artistic expression. As printmaking is a specialisation study, beginners are recommended to take it during their second year of Bachelor’s studies.


Code

Name

ECTS credits

Language of instructionTeaching period

Printmaking




ARTS-A0502 

Introduction to Silkscreen

3

 English (Finnish)I-II and III-IV

ARTS-A0503 

Advanced Course in Screen Printing

3

 English (Finnish)IV-V (spring 2019)

ARTS-A0504 

Introduction to Intaglio

3

 English (Finnish)I-II and III-IV

ARTS-A0505 

Advanced Course in Intaglio

3

 English (Finnish)IV-V (spring 2019)

ARTS-A0506

Japanese Watercolour Woodcut

3

 English (Finnish)I-II

ARTS-A0507 

Basic Course in Woodcut

3

 English (Finnish)III-IV


Contemporary art

Most of the contemporary arts courses focus on the production of art. In addition, the courses update students on the respective expressive forms of contemporary art today, including their current trends, recent histories and ways of operating. While the thematic content of the courses is defined by the teacher, the main emphasis is on themes and concerns of interest to the students themselves.
While the contemporary art courses are aimed at the Master’s level, Bachelor’s as well as Doctoral students may also attend or seek admission. Most of the courses are taught in English.


Code

Name

ECTS credits

Language of instruction

Teaching period

Contemporary art




ARTS-E0706 

Contemporary Art Courses with Varying Contents

2–10

 Finnish /EnglishI, II, III, IV or V

ARTS-E0700 

Aistien maailma / The Realm of the Senses

4–8

 Finnish / EnglishIII-IV (Spring 2020)

ARTS-E0701 

Contemporary Drawing

6

 English (Finnish)III-V

ARTS-E0709 

Media Intervention in the City

5

 English (Finnish)IV (Spring 2019)

ARTS-E0708  

Sculpture Now! 

5

 English (Finnish)III

ARTS-E0707 

Hey, We´re in Space! / An Introduction to Installation Art

4

 English (Finnish)IV-V (Spring 2019)

ARTS-E0705 

Reality Show / Performance Art Course

2

 English (Finnish)V (Spring 2020)


Art history and theory

Art history and theory courses aim to provide a general overview of the history and key theoretical questions and conceptions of art, design and architecture. The courses also discuss the relationship of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture with social change and cultural history. Seeking to enrich student understanding of their own fields, a particular goal of the classes in theory is to clarify critical concepts and thereby boost the abilities of students to resolve problems in their respective areas. History and theory classes in art and design build competencies relevant to research-based knowledge.



Code

Name

ECTS credits

Language of instruction

Teaching period

Art history and theory




ARTS-A0601 

Art History Courses with Varying Contents

2–10

Finnish / EnglishI, II, III, IV or V

ARTS-A0612

Nykytaiteen historia

4

FinnishI-II

ARTS-A0607

History of Comics

2

FinnishI

ARTS-A0609

Taiteen evoluutio

2

FinnishI-II (Autumn 2019)
ARTS-A0617Unfolding the Narrative. Contemporary view on Finnish Art History3EnglishII
ARTS-A0618Unfolding the Narrative. Contemporary view on Finnish Design History3EnglishIV
ARTS-A0620Dressing up: Fashion and Clothing in European History 2EnglishII

ARTS-E0601

The Philosophy of Knowledge and Skills

4

FinnishI-II (Autumn 2018)

ARTS-E0603

Seminar of Environmental Thinking, Aesthetics and Art

3

English

I

ARTS-E0604

Global Perspectives: Re-mapping the History of Art

4

EnglishIII-IV


Digital Arts

The Digital Arts courses introduce students to the basic skills needed to work with screen based and digital arts. Students can learn how to use tools such as digital cameras and software that are widely used in all areas of creative work. Programming for artists introduces visual artists and designers to the wider world of computer programming.


Code

Name

ECTS credits

Language of instruction

Teaching period

ARTS-A0700 

Photography and Image Processing

4

Finnish (English)IV

ARTS-A0701

Digital art 1 - programming for visual artists

2

English (Finnish)IV
ARTS-A0702Digital painting and vector illustration (online course)6FinnishI-II and IV-V

ARTS-A0608

General Studies Courses with Varying Contents

2–10

Finnish / EnglishI, II, III, IV or V