University of Lapland Faculty of Art and Design

mission statement

Vision 2030:
Creative Forerunner – Responsible Arctic University Community

The Lapland University Consortium (LUC) is a leader in the area of arctic research and competence. The LUC is a community formed by the University of Lapland and Lapland University of Applied Sciences with a particular focus on global arctic responsibility, sustainable tourism, future services, and reachability.

Faculty of Art and Design - Dialogue between art and science
The dialogue between art, design and science is a dynamic part of our studies, research, art and collaborations with different actors in society. The connection between art, design and science is strengthened by the fact that we belong to a multidisciplinary science university. This gives our students the chance to combine studies of design, tourism, marketing, economics, education and social sciences.
 

international role

Our diverse international networks serve as bridges to the art and design in the northern regions of Europe.

The faculty is member of

  • several UArctic thematic networks, such as Arctic Sustainable Art and Design
  • Cumulus Association
  • Nordplus Cirrus, Edda and Dama networks
  • European Textile Network
  • Erasmus+ ca. 50 partners

national role

Our creative community in the north is a significant educator in the field of art and design, as a third of the higher educated professionals in the field in Finland have graduated from our faculty.
 

main focus

The Faculty of Art and Design has five degree programmes which include Audiovisual Media Culture, Graphic Design, Art Education, Textile and Clothing Design and Industrial Design. The Faculty also provides fine art and cultural studies. Education offers artistic, theoretical and analytic tools with which students can refine their own artistic expression, produce applications and work as art educators.

faculties and departments

Faculty of Art and Design

bachelor level programs

Degree programmes:

  • Audiovisual Media Culture
  • Experience Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Art Education
  • Textile and Clothing Design
  • Industrial Design

Starting 2021 

  • Soveltava taide ( no English translation yet)
  • Experience Design

All programmes lead to a degree called Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design). Intended completion time 3 years. Degree can be completed in the Finnish language

master level programs

Degree programmes:

  • Arctic Art and Design (in English)
  • Art Education
  • Audiovisual Media Culture
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Service Design 
  • Textile and Clothing Design

Starting 2021 

  • Experience Design
  • Soveltava taide (no English translation yet)
  • Taiteen asiantuntijuus (no English name yet)

All programmes lead to a degree called Master of Arts (Art and Design). Intended completion time 2 years. Degree can be completed in the Finnish language if not separately informed otherwise.

research activity and main areas

The University of Lapland conducts distinctive, dynamic, open-minded and multidisciplinary research, which crosses the borders of disciplines and faculties, science and art. The Faculty of Art and Design emphasizes a lively dialogue between research and pragmatic questions based particularly on the fields of product, service and graphic design, audiovisual media, clothing, textiles and interiors, and art education. The northern location of the University becomes visible as the cultural and environmental context of research but also through active cooperation in the Arctic region. The regional and international cooperation builds on the Faculty’s expertise of artistic and design processes and practices aiming for novel solutions for educational, societal and industrial challenges in all areas of life, including tourism, private and public services, education, culture as well as inclusive and inviting environments.

doctorate level programs

Doctoral level studies can be completed in the field of art design or in an interdisciplinary doctoral programme Changing World and Arctic Sustainability. 

Doctoral level studies lead to the degree of Doctor of Arts (Art and Design) or Doctor of Philosophy.

subject areas for exchange students

  • Art Education
  • Audiovisual Media Culture
  • Fine Art and Cultural Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design Interior
  • Textile and Clothing Design

See www.ulapland.fi/courses

application deadlines

Application Deadlines
For Autumn semester and Full year admission May 15th
For the Spring semester admission October 15th.

Nomination Deadlines 
For Autumn semester and Full year April 30th
For Spring semester  September 30th

See www.ulapland.fi/exchange

teaching languages

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

semester dates

Autumn semester 
Mid-August - Mid-December 

Spring semester 
Beginning January - Beginning June

Orientation for international students in the start of each semester 

See the excat semester dates in the Fact Sheet in www.ulapland.fi/exchange
 

cost of living per month (studying and living)

Living expenses: approximately 600€ per month (including approximate rent, food and public transportation). Material expenses: depending on courses selected.

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