Turku University of Applied Sciences


Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences

The Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences offers education following programmes: fine arts, performing arts and music and media. The Degree Programme in Fine Arts continues the traditions of fine arts studies set up by Turku School of Fine Arts, founded in 1830, and reflects the various aspects and starting points of contemporary art.

Research, development and innovation (RDI) activities in close collaboration with enterprises and organisations are closely integrated to study curriculum.  RDI projects enable students to familiarise themselves with their future professional field and engage in multidisciplinary collaboration with project partners.

 In Fine Arts we have:

  • Strong emphasis on hands-on artistic abilities in the students’ main study area
  • Workshop based studies are the central feature in the learning process. 
  • Theory and practice are combined in projects and workshops.
  • Explorations and Collaborations in the Arts
  • An active co-operation with working-life

Fine art study programs
Bachelor level:

  • Fine arts(Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture)
  • Photography

Master programmes

  • Creative Producer
  • Applying Arts

KUNO contact persons
Head of Fine Arts, Ms. Taina Erävaara
e-mail: taina.eravaara[at]turkuamk.fi
phone: +35850 5985 283

Student mobility coordinator:

International Relations Ms. Antonella Storti
address: Linnankatu 54, FIN -20100 Turku

Application deadlines
1 May for autumn semester and academic year
15 October for spring semester

Semester dates
Autumn semester: last week of August until Christmas (4 months)
Spring semester: beginning of January until the end of May (5months)

Teaching languages
In Fine arts courses are conducted officially in Finnish, international students receive individual guidance in English.

Student exchange information


Erasmus ID: SF TURKU 05

ECHE: 29354-LA-1-2014-1-FI-E4AKA1-ECHE

PIC: 948193431