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Main Focus

Our practise based learning path is formed around a learning environment that integrates R&D, learning and practical working life. The teaching and learning, research and development take the form of a project-based line of action in accordance with the focal areas of the University of Applied Sciences. We: • carry out joint multidisciplinary projects with businesses and other expert organisations • focus on workshop based, virtual, and multidisciplinary learning environments and individual study plans • develop our R&D and project management so as to support learning,

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Bachelor Level Programs

The Bachelor (BA) level Degree Programmes in Art and Design lasts four years and amount to 240 ECTS credits.

Master Level Programs

The Master (MA) level Degree Programmes in Art and Design lasts 1-3 years and amount to 60 ECTS credits.

Doctorate Level Programs


Subject Areas for Exchange Students

Product Design, Fashion and Clothing Design, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Service Design

Teaching Languages

Finnish or English (most of staff speaks English), due to small groups personal tutoring is possible

Semester Dates

Autumn semester: mid August until end of December Spring semester: January until end of May

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

Stdying without charge. Approx. cost of accommodation from 200 – 300 euros per month. Organized through Kuopio Student Housing Company (Kuopion Opiskelija-asunnot Oy. “Kuopas”) online application: www.kuopas.fi


Bachelor: 370
Master: 20

Exchange Students

Incoming: 30
Outgoing: 30
Others: 42

Teaching Staff

Professors: 5
Lectures: 17
Other permanent teachers: 2
Part-time Teachers: 10

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