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 orientation studies in August 2021 will be held remotely on Zoom except for the tour of the Academy on Tuesday 24.8. afternoon.

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 the schedule of the first week of your studies.

Monday 23.8.2021

9.00-10.30 Dean and vice dean's greeting, teachers' and students' introductions https://uniarts.zoom.us/j/62757381533

10.30-10.45 Break

10.45-11.00 ArtSu introduction --> moved to Tuesday 24.8. https://uniarts.zoom.us/j/69596242421 (please use this link for the rest of the orientation)

11.00-11.15 Facilities info

11.15-12.00 Lunch

12.00-12.30 Studying at the Academy

12.30-13.00 Technical services

13.00-13.15 Break

13.15-13.45 Exhibition practices Student services introduction


Tuesday 25.8.2021 https://uniarts.zoom.us/j/69596242421

9.15-10.00 Online student services

10.00-10.15 Break

10.15-10.30 Communication practices

10.30-11.45 Student wellbeing

11.45-12.30 Lunch

12.30-13.00 Library

13.00-13.15 Open campus

13.15-13.30 Language studies for international students

13.30-13.45 ArtSu introduction


16.00-16.45 Tour of the Academy of Fine Arts (Sörnäisten rantatie 19)


Students in the Degree Programme in Fine Arts

25.8. 13.00-16.00, Introduction to artistic work (Mylly) starts remotely
26.8. 9.00-16.00, Contact teaching (Sörnäisten rantatie 19)
27.8. 9.30-10.30, Trip to the Research pavilion

Friday 27.8.2021
Uniarts Freshman Day 11.00-14.00

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