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.

The mode of organizing the orientation studies and methods of participation will be determined later and more information will be sent to new students in August.

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

Orientation studies for all new students of the Academy of Fine Arts start on Monday 23.8.2021. Uniarts Freshman Day is on Friday 27.8.2021.

For students of the Degree Programme in Fine Arts, 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 2022.

Students of the Bachelor's programme in Contemporary art history and theory will receive more information about the study programme in August.

The orientation studies are organized in Finnish and in English. Below you will find preliminary information about the programme. The detailed programme will be added here in August.

Monday 23.8.2021, Orientation studies begin (9.00-16.00)
The programme will include e.g. Dean's greeting, information about studying at the Academy, the Student Union, facilities and exhibitions.

Tuesday 25.8.2021, Orientation continues (9.00-15.00)
The programme includes e.g. student wellbeing, information about library services, communications. online student services and IT.

25.-26.8.2021, Introduction to artistic work (Mylly) starts for Bachelor degree students in the Degree Programme in Fine Arts

Friday 27.8.2021
Uniarts Freshman Day

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