Orientation studies in the Academy of Fine Arts

The beginning of the studies

Orientation studies (2 ECTS credits)  are part of the obligatory studies of the Bachelor’s Degree. The purpose of the orientation is to familiarize new students with the academy and university and give the basic knowledge about studies. The orientation studies begin in the first week of studies, and continue later in the autumn term.

NB! Due to the coronavirus situation the orientation days (24-25 August) of the Academy of Fine Arts will be held remotely. New students will be able to participate in the orientation remotely via Zoom.


Visit at the Study Office

The visit at the study office is cancelled. If you have any questions before the start of your studies, please contact us by email, kuva.opintotoimisto@uniarts.fi.


Orientation studies and student tutoring

Uniarts Freshman Day Friday 21 August 2020.

Orientation studies of the Academy of Fine Arts start on Monday 24 August 2020 remotely via Zoom. In the first week begins also the Introduction course (“Mylly”) that takes the whole autumn term. The primary subject area is going to be chosen in December, and transition to the subject areas will occur in January 2021.

The orientation studies are organized in Finnish and in English.The orientation (24-25 August) will be held remotely and new students are welcome to participate remotely via Zoom. If it is not possible for you to use a remote connection, please contact us as soon as possible, kuva.opintotoimisto@uniarts.fi


Below you will find the programme for the first week of your studies.

Monday 24 August 2020, Orientation studies begin (10.00-14.15)

10.00-10.50 Dean's greeting and teachers' introduction https://uniarts.zoom.us/j/62757381533

10.50-11.00 Break

11.00-11.30 IT-services (video) https://uniarts.zoom.us/j/69596242421 (please use this link for the rest of the orientation)

11.30-12.00 Online student services

12.00-12.15 University of the Arts Student Union (ArtSU) introduction

12.15-13.15 Break

13.15-13.30 Open campus

13.30-14.00 Student services' introduction, studying at the Academy of Fine Arts

14.00-14.15 Facilities info


Tuesday 25 August 2020, Orientation continues (9.00-13.00) https://uniarts.zoom.us/j/69596242421

9.00-10.00 Student wellbeing

10.00-10.15 Break

10.15-10.45 Library services

10.45-11.00 Communication practices

11.00-11.45 Break

11.45-12.15 Exhibition practices

12.15-12.45 Technical services

12.45-13.00 Language studies for international students

Wednesday 26 August 2020, Introduction to artistic work (Mylly) starts (Bachelor degree students)

13.00-16.00 Overview of the autumn semester's teaching, introducing the teachers of the drawing course (remote class)

Thursday 27 August 2020 (Bachelor degree students)

10.00-15.00 Drawing course starts as contact teaching. Meeting at 10.00 in front of the main entrance of the Academy of Fine Arts (Elimäenkatu 25 A, 00510 Helsinki).

Friday 28 August 2020 (Bachelor degree students)

10.00-15.00 Drawing course continues (contact teaching)

Student tutors

The student tutors support the new students in the beginning of the studies. They will help the new students to integrate to the Academy and to the Uniarts and familiarize them with the studies and student life. The student tutors will organize fun events in the beginning of the studies.

More about the tutors and student life: New Student’s Guide by the Student Union