The University Of Art And Design Helsinki
The University of Art and Design Helsinki gives education and pursues research in the fields of design, motion picture, audiovisual communication, art education and arts. There are six schools and sixteen fields of education and research. The University is the largest art school in Scandinavia: there are nearly 1700 students, 14% of which come from abroad, and 400 teachers. Furthermore, 1700 students participate in extension studies annually and 800 students in the studies at the open university.
Nearly 3000 persons apply to University of Art and Design Helsinki annually, and an average of 9% are accepted as students. A B.A. degree (Arts and Design) takes three years and a M.A. degree (Arts and Design) takes five years. It is also possible to defend a doctorial dissertation: so far more than twenty doctors have taken their degrees.
The Art Education in Finland has a long history; University of Art and Design Helsinki' s predecessor; The School of Sculpture, started in 1871. The institutions history in the years 1871-1973 is illustrated in the work Invitation from the Future. The University has functio...
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