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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

ARTS-A0213 

Watercolour Workshop

4

English

ARTS-A0209

Drawing and Painting Workshop, BA

6

English

ARTS-A0214

Life Drawing for Comic Artists

1

English
ARTS-A0215Drawing in Space2English
ARTS-A0217Landscape - Then and Now3English
ARTS-A0218Basics of Comic Art6English

ARTS-A0206

Comics Workshop

1

English
ARTS-A0220Comic Art Project6English
ARTS-A0219Forms of Comics Expression and Storytelling6Finnish
ARTS-A02XXLife Drawing6English




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-E0301

Colour - Light - Space

6

 Finnish

ARTS-A0302 

Colour and Perception

4

 English




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-A0404

Ways of Making 1 – Mold making & casting techniques

5

 English

ARTS-A0411

Ways of Making 2 – Constructing sculpture with wood and metal

5

 English

ARTS-A0412

Digital Sculpture 1 – 3D modelling for Sculpture

3

 English

ARTS-A0407

Digital Sculpture 3 – Programming for sculptors

2

 English
ARTS-A0413Metal Casting 1013 English
ARTS-A0414Synths & Amps3 English
ARTS-E0401Advanced Sculpture Project4 English




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

ARTS-A0503 

Advanced Course in Screen Printing

3

English

ARTS-A0506

Japanese Watercolour Woodcut

3

English

ARTS-A0507 

Basic Course in Woodcut

3

English




Contemporary art



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-E0700 

Aistien maailma / The Realm of the Senses

4–8

 Finnish

ARTS-E0701 

Contemporary Drawing

6

 English

ARTS-E0708  

Sculpture Now! 

5

 English




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.




Code

Name

ECTS credits

Language of instruction

Teaching period

Art history and theory




ARTS-A0612

History of Contemporary Art

4

Finnish

ARTS-A0607

History of Comics

2

Finnish

ARTS-E0604

Global Perspectives: Re-mapping the History of Art

4

English




Digital Arts




Code

Name

ECTS credits

Language of instruction

Teaching period

ARTS-A0701

Digital art 1 - programming for visual artists

2

English