Facilities and building access
The Academy of Fine Arts is moving to new facilities on the Sörnäinen campus during summer 2021.
During the autumn term, students will learn about the safe use of the facilities under the guidance of the staff and attend emergency first aid and emergency fire extinguishing training.
Work facilities for students
Bachelor’s and master’s students of the Degree Programme in Fine Arts have the right to a work space for the normative duration for the completion of degrees (5.5 years or 2 years). A work space can be a work station, work space, or a shared studio offered to students where they can do independent artistic work. During the autumn term of the first year of studies, the students will work in the work spaces assigned for the Introduction to independent artistic activities and the subject areas study module.
The subject area that the bachelor’s student has chosen will appoint a work space suitable for the student during the first spring term. Master’s students will be appointed their working spaces by their own subject areas in the beginning of their studies. Exchange students are also appointed work spaces in each subject area. Similarly, the Academy’s students leaving for a student exchange are to give up their work space for the duration of their exchange.
Most of the time, students can work in their own work spaces around the clock every day of the week, with the exception of the times when the whole Academy of Fine Arts is closed.
Work space can only be used for study purposes. The Academy of Fine Arts has a limited amount of space and there is no room to store art pieces. Art pieces must be removed from the Academy’s premises after they’re finished.
Technicians oversee the working spaces of the study programmes.
Exhibitions at the Academy of Fine Arts
Read more about exhibitions at the Exhibition Laboratory website
At the Academy of Fine Arts, diverse artistic activities are part of education and integral to the degree programmes. Kuva/Tila located by the main lobby of the Academy building offers fresh art and experimental exhibitions. The artists are mostly students from the University of the Arts Helsinki´s Academy of Fine Arts. As well as exhibitions, we organise performances, conversations and public lectures. Kuva/Tila is intended to inspire new ideas and new exhibition forms, expanding the way we think about art and bringing vitality to its history and practice. Kuvan Kevät is the Academy of Fine Arts degree show of Master of Fine Arts graduates.
Exhibitions are open from Tuesday until Sunday at 11-18 (excluding times between exhibitions).
Project Room (Lönnrotinkatu 35)
Project Room is situated at Lönnrotinkatu 35. After visiting applicants’ studios, a group of lecturers makes a presentation of the exhibition times for the Academic Council.
Tasku Gallery is situated at the Academy of Fine Arts’ premises, on the 5th floor. It is possible for the students to arrange various kind of exhibitions and presentations at Tasku Gallery. The space is open to the public, as well.