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Studies and Courses

In your Study Plan / Learning Agreement you are required to choose the courses you would like to take during your exchange. This is a preliminary plan, as the final registration to courses takes place right before the start of studies, and therefore you might have to change your study plan once you will start your studies and get more information on the current course availability. Most of our courses lectured in English are on Master level. On Bachelor level the courses in English are very limited. They are mainly available in the Bachelor's Programme in Design. Please note that this programme is only available if it is included in the agreement with your home university.

You should primarily choose courses provived by the programme/major you are applying for and each nominated student will be sent a specific course list. In addition to these courses, there are some other options available (see below). When planning your studies, note that the academic periods I and II are during the autumn term, and the academic periods III, IV and V during the spring term. Full workload for an academic year is 60 ECTS.

The general information of every degree programme is available at Academic catalogues 2022-2024.You can see further information on each course in Sisu, where it is possible to browse the courses without logging in. Please note you will need to be prepared to make changes to your preliminary study plan, as the courses are subject to available places, due to limited or prioritized admittance.


Programme (and major)Limitations
Master's Programme in AnimationAvailable every other year as they can only offer courses for exchange students coinciding with the intake for new Master's degree students, next academic year available 2023-24
Master's Programme in Art and Media - major in PhotographyAvailable every other year as they can only offer courses for exchange students coinciding with the intake for new Master's degree students, next academic year available 2023-24
Master's Programme in Design - major in Collaborative and Industrial DesignPriority for students studying in a Master’s programme. Undergraduate students who are close to graduation (e.g. 4th year) may be accepted in exceptional cases, e.g. if there are few graduate applicants.
Master's Programme in Design - major in Fashion, Clothing and Textile DesignExchange students are advised to apply for the autumn term, as they can mainly offer courses for exchange students starting their studies in the autumn term
Master's Programme in Film and Television - major in Film Directing

No places available for exchange students in the academic year 2022-23

Master's Programme in Urban Studies and Planning

Available each spring application round as they can only offer courses for exchange students starting their studies in the autumn term

 

General Art Studies

Exchange students who have been accepted to a degree programme at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture may choose general art and theory courses offered by the Transdisclipinary Arts Studies (TAITE). Please note, that these courses are very popular and it might be that not everybody gets a place.

Courses from other degree programmes

Exchange students should firstly consider courses of the programme they have been selected to, but taking courses from other degree programmes or departments is sometimes possible. However, this always needs to be discussed with the study coordinators of both programmes first and needs to be agreed by the teacher.

University Wide Studies

Exchange students may choose courses in the selection of University Wide Studies that provide a multidisciplinary perspective on a form of studying where engineering and art can meet business and management. Check University Wide Business Studies and University Wide Technology Studies

Language courses

Finnish courses for exchange students and other language courses are organized by the Language Centre.


Department specific information

Department of Architecture

Exchange students in the Department of Architecture will be informed in detail about all study options available during the Studio Info Sessions, where all available studio courses will be introduced, taking place in the beginning of each term at the department. Exchange students can participate 1 studio course / term.

Application for the studio course is possible after the studio presentations. In addition to this, students may select other courses in the field of Architecture. The Learning Agreement will be signed in the beginning of the term, when the course selection has been approved.