THE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL DEGREE STUDENTS
International degree students are required to complete the following language and communication classes:
X-yk14 English for Music Studies and Practice 1 (3 cr)
X-yk15 English for Music Studies and Practice 2 (2 cr)
X-K19 Written Communication (1 cr)
X-K11 Finnish 1 (4 cr)
B.M. in Vocal Arts also includes the following classes:
X-K23 Italian Language 1 (4 cr)
X-K24 Italian Language 2 (5 cr)
X-K25 German Language 1 (4 cr)
X-K26 German Language 2 (5 cr)
ENGLISH FOR MUSIC STUDIES AND PRACTICE 1 & 2
English 1 & 2 classes involve intensive English language practice and language immersion activities with music content. Topics include, for example, introducing yourself and your major subject, musical instruments, musical eras and styles, music theory and notation terminology, music analysis and writing a résumé and biography.
Already fluent in the special English of Music?
If your English skills are excellent (Level B2 or higher) and you have extensive experience in using English in music settings, you can earn credits for both English for Music Studies and Practice 1 and 2 by compiling portfolios where you showcase your skills as a fluent English language user. There are separate portfolios for both courses, and both include an oral exam.
The portfolio instructions are here:
English 1 Portfolio Instructions (SibA)
English 2 Portfolio Instructions (SibA)
English Placement Test
We organise a placement test for all new students at these times. You must enroll to the placement test by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- the 19th of August at 9-12 am or 1-4 pm, Music Centre classrooms S5119, S5101 and Black Box (you must bring your own device and headphones to Black Box). Enroll at latest on Monday 17th of August.
- the 24th of August at 5-7 pm, Music Centre classroom S5119. Enroll at latest on Wednesday 19th of August.
- the 25th of August at 5-7 pm, Music Centre classroom S5119. Enroll at latest on Wednesday 19th of August.
It is recommended to take part if in the following situations:
Your unsure about your English skills. The placement test will help you to determine whether you should take a brush up course before the actual English courses
Your English skills are very strong, and you are planning to apply for an exemption with the portfolios. The English placement test is part of the English 1 portfolio.
This class focuses on honing your academic writing skills during the third year of your studies.
Inquiries: Emmi Huttunen, email@example.com
This is a beginner’s class. No previous knowledge is needed. If you have studied Finnish before, please contact Sanna Teerenhovi about your options. If you want to learn more, you can take three more classes at the University of the Arts:
X-K12 Finnish 2 (4 cr)
X-K13 Finnish 3 (4 cr)
X-K14 Finnish 4 (4 cr)
Inquiries: Sanna Teerenhovi, firstname.lastname@example.org
ELECTIVE LANGUAGE STUDIES: Learn a Language with a Duo Partner
If you’re into independent and effective language learning, you can improve your current second language skills or learn the basics of a new language by signing up for the Duo Second Language Program to earn 1 or 2 credits.
Further Information on Language and Communication Studies
is available on the university intranet (artsi.uniarts.fi): FOR STUDENTS / Course selection and completing studies / Language and communication studies and Uniarts joint studies.
Language and Communication Teachers and Staff
Sarka Hantula, tel. +358 50 345 3946
English (Sibelius Academy and Theatre Academy)
Emmi Huttunen, tel. +358 50 574 6504
English, Swedish, Communication Studies in English, Lecturer in charge of the language and communication studies
Laura Lehtinen, tel. +358 50 4141 536
Communication Studies in Finnish, Finnish as a Second Language (S2)
Swedish, Communication studies in Swedish
Sanna Teerenhovi, tel. +358 50 5756 353
Finnish as a Second Language (S2), Finnish as the Second Domestic Language, Communication Studies in Finnish
Pilvi Järvinen, tel. +358 50 4720 849
Language and Communication Studies Coordinator, Accreditation of Prior Language Learning
Email addresses: email@example.com
Do you have questions about language or communication studies and don't know who to ask? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org