The Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Fine Arts programme is low-residency, which means that students can live anywhere in the world!
The programme’s most important and primary objective is to enable the students to develop their own expression. Expression has no technical constraints. Your own ideas, visions, and individual ethics must always lead and guide your way. The teacher’s role is to act as a guide and tutor. The class will get accustomed to giving and taking constructive criticism. An important aspect of the education is sharing and learning from other student’s knowledge and experiences.
The programme is carried out as low-residency, which means one week of contact studies will be held in Campus Allegro in Jakobstad/Pietarsaari in Finland every year (suspended during Corona-pandemic). It is mandatory to visit Finland at some time during the studies to strengthen one’s personal identity and get the original version(s) of previous degree certificate(s) checked.
The course meetings are combined with independent learning studio work. These are monitored via individual guidance by teachers and in feedback-presentations with groups of students.
In parallel with the actual practice of art, students study theoretical subjects that shed light on art and society from different perspectives.
Guest teachers are also in attendance for lectures, courses, and studio visits.
The degree programme in Fine Arts provides you with qualifications to carry out artistic commissions and projects. The teaching focuses on developing your individual creative thinking and artistic creation. We recognise the breadth of possibilities in contemporary art and will challenge you to develop an experimental practice. The programme focuses on contemporary art and its manifold expressions and techniques.
Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Fine Arts
- Field of study: Arts and Humanities
- Extent: 4 years 240 Credits
- Form: Bachelor Degree – Blended studies
- Location: Low-residency
- Application period:
- Information: No admission 2023
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Scholarships and Tuition Fees
The studies are free for EU citizens.
Tuition fee-paying (non EU/EEA) students can apply for a scholarship. Read more about scholarships on the Admissions Services pages.
Tuition fee for 2023 non-EU/EEA students is 8000 euro per academic year (Bachelor). Read more about scholarships on the Admissions Services pages.
The fees for 2024 is not yet published and will be changed.
The bachelor’s thesis is comprised of 15 ECTS. It often acts as a link between studies and working life and provides students with an opportunity to apply theoretical models to practical problems. The thesis becomes a part of the student’s competence profile. It can consist of internal and/or external commissions, joint projects, or other projects related to working life.
These can be, for example:
- research (e.g. investigation, survey, analysis and/or evaluation)
- a development work (e.g. development of working methods or activities)
- product or service development (e.g. a prototype or model)
- a plan or product (e.g. an event, design of a material such as a guide/manual or manual)
Continuing Education Opportunities
After completing a University of Applied Sciences degree programme (Bachelor's Degree), you can apply for further education (Master's Degree level) at a university of applied sciences or a university, both in Finland and abroad.
Bachelors of Fine Arts work within diverse fields. They can practice their profession by working in a studio and exhibiting their art or by reaching their audience in many other ways. A bachelor of Fine Arts can also work with advertising agencies, commercial photography, and many other branches where conscious production and decision making, not necessarily limited to the visual aspect, is required.
The different professional and cultural backgrounds of the students will enable a dynamic and interactive learning environment.
Language of Instruction
The language of the degree programme and examination is English. Courses and course literature will also be provided in English.
Cooperation With Other Actors
We work with external missions, which means you get new contacts to small and large businesses in the region. Novia UAS also participates in EU-funded projects where we collaborate with other universities, colleges, and organisations.
Continuing Education Opportunities
After completing your bachelor’s degree, you are eligible to continue on to master’s level studies.
Bachelors of Fine Arts work within diverse fields. They can practice their profession working in a studio and exhibiting their art or reach their audience in many other ways. A bachelor of Fine Arts can also work with advertising agencies, commercial photography and many other branches where conscious production and decision making, not necessarily limited to the visual aspect, is required.
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