Welcome to Uniarts Helsinki!


People in a foyer of an art deco movie theatre.


Congratulations, you’ve passed Uniarts Helsinki's extremely selective screening process. We truly believe in your chances of success in the demanding and rewarding world of arts.

You will now enter a phase in your life that is full of opportunities. What kind of an artist, pedagogue or expert do you want to become, and what opportunities do you want to utilise? These are tough questions, and you are not alone in trying to answer them. On behalf of the entire personnel at Uniarts Helsinki, we would like to tell you that we aim to use all of our knowledge and experience to help you recognise your own possibilities and goals and make the right choices. Of course, we also strive to offer you the best teaching possible in order to support your learning process.

As you begin your studies, you will become a member of the Uniarts Helsinki community. At the same time, you are a student at one of the three academies of the university and a member in smaller groups gathered around your own speciality. Within these frameworks you will be able to find kindred spirits with whom you can work, share your everyday life, develop your artistic ideas, and influence the university’s activities.

We wish you warmly welcome to our community—be active in making it all you wish it to be!

Deans Jan Kaila, Maarit Ruikka and Kaarlo Hildén

The University of the Arts Helsinki


The University of the Arts Helsinki is a new university launched in 2013 upon the merging of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy Helsinki. The University offers a wide selection of programmes in the field of arts and promotes productive dialogue that leads to the creation of something new between teaching and research. The University has about 2100 students. The objective of founding the University of the Arts Helsinki is to enhance education and research in the arts and to promote the quality of the arts. For students, the change will manifest in a selection of new options and an enhanced collaboration between different fields of art.