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Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

School of Media, Design and Conservation

Metropolia , Finland Full Member Institution

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Mission Statement

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest university of applied sciences in Finland. Metropolia educates the professionals in the fields of culture, business, health care and social services, and technology.

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has several Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in the field of culture and creative industries in Finnish. The Degree Programmes are Design, Conservation, Cultural Management, Fashion and Clothing, Film and Television, Live Performance Technology, Filn and Television and Music.


International Role

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is one of the most international universities of applied sciences in Finland.

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is active in e.g. Erasmus+, Nordplus and bilateral student exchange programmes. Metropolia has signed mobility agreements based on the field of study and/or degree programme.

National Role

Metropolia ´s  strong links with business and industry support regional development through various synergy projects focusing on practical experience for students, and solutions for business.

Main Focus

  • BA in Design, Film and Television, Conservation, Live Performance Technology
  • MA in Conservation, Design and Digital Media Production, Live Performance Technology

Faculties and Departments

School of Media, Design and Conservation has four Bachelor's Degree Programmes:

  • Film and Television
  • Design
  • Conservation
  • Live Performance Technology

School of Media, Design and Conservation has four Master's Degree Programmes:

  • Digital Media Production
  • Design
  • Conservation
  • Live Performance Technology

Bachelor Level Programs

The Degree Programme in Design (BA) has 7 specialisations:

  • Textile Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Industrial Design
  • 3D Animation and Visualisation
  • Digital Design
  • Visual Communication Design
  • XR Design

The extent of the studies is 240 ECTS credits.


Master Level Programs

MA, 60 ECTS in Conservation

MA, 60 ECTS in Design

MA, 60 ECTS in Digital Media Production

MA, 60 ECTS in Live Performance Technology

Research Activity and Main Areas

The world is changing in unpredictable ways, and people and societies face ever tougher challenges. At Metropolia, we have a passion for solving those. We have what it takes to fulfil corporate training needs, create innovations, or tackle any societal problem that requires multidisciplinary expertise and collaboration. We can make a difference not only by coming up with pioneering ideas but also by helping you test them out in practice.

As Finland’s largest university of applied sciences, we connect with a huge number of people, including both students of different ages and the multiple stakeholders of working life. Consequently, we feel a strong sense of responsibility for pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge in Finland, while shaping the future of higher education.

We innovate by actively bringing together experts and expertise from various parts of society: new expertise for the future needs of businesses and society, better services, wellbeing and vitality to regions and a range of opportunities for new research, growth and business.

Innovation hubs provide us with an excellent setting to implement the development goals in UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to help Finland become a model country of sustainable development.

A people first approach to solutions and the utilisation of data and various technologies play a key role when solving phenomenon-based challenges: different views are linked to each other and at best produce new kinds of solutions. We have four Innovation Hubs: Clean and Sustainable Solutions, Smart Mobility, Data-driven Construction, Customer-oriented Wellbeing and Health Services and Functional City for People.

The aim of the innovation hub – Functional City for People – is to bring together regional, national and international stakeholders from the academia, industry, public sector and civil society to learn together and co-create innovations to make life better for us all. Together we can bring new solutions to the challenges of urbanisation as well as to grasp new arising opportunities.




Doctorate Level Programs

Research, development and innovation are part of the basic mission of our university of applied sciences. We focus on development and innovation activities, as well as supporting research, for the benefit of the Helsinki metropolitan area.

Our strengths are high-quality expertise in different fields, the implementation of ideas into practice and the fine-tuning of solutions so that they meet customer needs. These strengths are served by the multidisciplinary nature of our operations, the abundance of competent people at the UAS and our open international cooperation network.

We create, enrich and develop new solutions in cooperation with businesses, the public sector, organisations and local residents.

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

Information on student exchange: www.metropolia.fi/exchange

International Coordinators:

Application Deadlines

  • Autumn semester: 15.3-1.5.
  • Spring semester: 15.9.-1.11.

Teaching Languages

Finnish and English for exchange students – international modules offered in different programmes for exchange students.

Semester Dates

  • Autumn semester: August-December
  • Spring semester: January-May

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

No studying fees, but living costs relatively expensive: from 500-700 euros – onwards per month, depending on the accomodation.


Bachelor: 990
Master: 80

Exchange Students

Incoming: 60
Outgoing: 40
Others: 50

Teaching Staff

Professors: 5
Lectures: 35
Other permanent teachers: 4
Part-time Teachers: 150

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