Bachelor’s Degree, Full-Time Studies ...

Studies for Exchange Students, Degree Programme in Media and Arts

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Autumn Semester 2017
Applied Fine Art
(Select 30 cr)
Community-based Artwork 5
Site-Specific Practices 5
Fine Art and Games 5
Applied Fine Art Project 1 5
Applied Fine Art Project 2 5
+ Fine Art Optional Courses 0              
Stop-Motion Animation 5              
Advanced Animation Workshop 5              
Life Drawing 5              
Sketch Book seminar 5              
Advanced Applied Fine Art 5              
Art and Environment Workshop 5              
International Art Collaborations 1 5              
International Art Collaborations 2 5              
Advanced Moving Image 5              
Performative Video Workshop 5              
International Exchange Studies 30              
Networked Media Culture 5              
Media Culture Skills
(Select 10 cr)
Introduction to Interactive Media
Media channels and platforms 5
Media work methods 5
Introduction to audio technology
(Select 10 cr)
Audio Technology Basics 5
Live Event Technology Basics 5
Introduction to Fine Art
(Select 10 cr)
Perception 5
Contemporary Art Methods 5
Media and Arts Tools
(Select 12 cr)
Introduction to Interactive Media Tools and Platforms
(Select 12 cr)
Introduction to Visual Design 3
Introduction to Programming 3
Introduction to Video 3
Introduction to Animation 3
Introduction to Scriptwriting and storytelling 3
Introduction to Web Tools 3
Introduction to Music Technology and Music Production Tools
(Select 12 cr)
Introduction to Sound Design 3
Introduction to Music Business and Entrepreneurship 3
Introduction to Song Writing 3
Introduction to Record Production 3
Introduction to Popular Music Theory 3
Music Production Project 3
Introduction to Fine Art Tools and Practices
(Select 12 cr)
Introduction to Animation in Fine Art 3
Introduction to Applied Fine Art 3
Introduction to Fine Art Analysis 3
Introduction to Moving Image 3
Introduction to Painting 3
Introduction to Fine Art Photography 3
(Select 30 cr)
Digital Image 5
Studio Practice 5
Visual Criticism and Contemporary Art Photography 5
Photo Project 1 5
Photo Project 2 5
Music production and Music business
(Select 30 cr)
Music Production 5
Music Business 5
Mixing and Mastering 5
Music Production Project 1 5
Music Production Project 2 5
+ Optional professional music production studies 0              
Advanced Sound Design Workshop 5              
Advanced Live Event Workshop 5              
Advanced Music Production Workshop 5              
Advanced IPR workshop 3              
Visual design for events 3              
Advanced popular music theory 3              
Game sound design workshop 5              
Event management and marketing 5              
Content design workshops 5              
Popular Music History 3              
Advanced Songwriting 5              
International Exchange Studies 30              
Networked Media Culture 5              
Emerging Trends in Visual Design for Live Events 5              
Experimental Song Writing and Music Production 5              
Special Skills in Studio Technique 3              
User Experience Design
(Select 30 cr)
User-Centered Design 5
User Interface Design and Usability 5
Service Design 5
User Experience Design Project 1 5
User Experience Design Project 2 5
+ Optional professional interactive media studies 0              
Advanced Visual Design Workshop 5              
Advanced Game Design Workshop 5              
Advanced Web Design workshop 5              
Advanced Motion Graphics Workshop 5              
Advanced Media Techniques Workshop 5              
Advanced User Experience Design Workshop 5              
Social Media in Communication and Community Building 5              
Media Professional Literature 5              
Advanced programming 5              
International Exchange Studies 30              
Advanced 3D Workshop 5              
Character Design and Storytelling 3              
Networked Media Culture 5              
Scriptwriting in Emerging Media Production 5              
Experimental Media Techniques Workshop 5              
Animation Scriptwriting and Character Design 5              
Basics of a Real-Time 3D Creation Tool 3              
(Select 30 cr)
Visual Effects for Moving Image 5
Animation Production 5
Animation Principles and Practices 5
Animation Project 1 5
Animation Project 2 5
Emerging Media
Emerging Media Production
Emerging Media Trends 5              
Emerging Media Technology 5              
Content Creation in Emerging Media Production 5              
Emerging Media Project 1 5              
Emerging Media Project 2 5              
Emerging Media in Music and Event Production
Sound Design in Emerging Media Productions 5              
Music Production in Emerging Media Productions 5              
New Live Event Sound Production Solutions 5              
Emerging Media Project 1 5              
Emerging Media Project 2 5              
Finnish for Foreigners 5
Spring Semester 2018
English Language and Communication 5              
Drawing and Painting
(Select 30 cr)
Colour Theory and History of Painting 5
Painting Techniques 5
Drawing and Paper Based Techniques 5
Drawing and Painting Project 1 5
Drawing and Painting Project 2 5
Moving Image
(Select 30 cr)
Cinematic Artwork 5
Video Installations 5
Narratives in Moving Image 5
Moving image project 1 5
Moving image project 2 5
Live Event Production and Technology
(Select 30 cr)
Event Production 5
Live Sound Production 5
Light Design for Events 5
Event Production Project 1 5
Event Production Project 2 5
Sound Design
(Select 30 cr)
Sound Design Techniques for Games and Interactive Media 5
Sound Design for Film 5
Sound Design for Tv 5
Sound Design Project 1 5
Sound Design Project 2 5
Interactive Media Production Minors
Visual Design
(Select 30 cr)
Principles of Visual Communication 5
Visual Design 5
Graphics in Motion 5
Visual Design Project 1 5
Visual Design Project 2 5
Web and App Design and Development
(Select 30 cr)
Web and App Design Theory 5
Web and App Design 5
Web and App Programming 5
Web/App Design Project 1 5
Web/App Design Project 2 5
Cultural Export
(Select 30 cr)
International Project Management 5
Working as a Producer 5
International Business Environment 5
Cultural Export Project 1 5
Cultural Export Project 2 5
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The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year and length of studies is 3,5/4/4,5 years. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

General information
The focus of the international and multicultural Degree Programme in Media and Arts is to provide up to date competences in a continuously changing and growing international media and arts sector. Everything starts from creating a fresh idea and continues with aiming to develop it into high quality product in artistically, technically and economically successful results.
Because the essential media and arts related markets and working environments are global, studying in English with a flexible syllabus and in co-operation with customers, partner companies and institutions in a sustainable and ethical manner is an extremely important starting point for generating new creative economy success stories.
Our solution for meeting these requirements has been organizing the Media and Arts studies into three main study paths:

*Interactive Media study path
*Music Production study path
*Fine Art study path

The structure of the study modules (minors) provides students excellent possibilities to join multidisciplinary research and development projects. Choosing studies across study paths is possible. The curriculum contains also large shared parts and projects between these study paths and other Degree Programmes.
The general aim of the studies is that students become professionals who are able to work as experts, developers and entrepreneurs in the field, both in Finland and abroad.
The other main objectives are that the graduate:
- Is capable of creative and applicable innovations and solutions
- Masters the articulation, working methods and technology of her/his speciality
- Is able to act professionally in the typical communication and interaction situations of the field
- Can design, create and head media and art related productions and act as member of a team
- Has the competence to enter both national and international fields of employment as a professional and as an entrepreneur
The professional studies give the competences required for demanding professional work e.g. in one or more of the following areas of application: game design, 2D- and 3D- modelling, virtual reality, web and app design and services, motion graphics design, user experience design, music production and music business, song writing, sound design, event production, cultural export, entrepreneurship, fine art photography and moving image as well as drawing and painting, animation and applied fine art.

Basic values of education
Our key values are co-operation, respect, cultural diversity, sustainability, ethics, entrepreneurial and independent attitude, aiming to high quality results and seeking new innovations.

Teaching methods
Our education centers on learner and learning outcome. Studying in the Media and Arts Programme is typically: creative, practical, project based, production oriented, international, often conducted in co-operation with customers, partner companies and institutions.

Fields of expertise (minors/main competences)
Visual design
Motion Graphics design
Web and App design
Game Design
2D- and 3D- modelling and animation
Song writing
Music production
Sound design
Event production
Live event technology
Moving Image
Fine Art Photography
Applied Fine Art
Drawing and Painting
Cultural export
Research, Development &Innovation
Working with Customers

Learning outcomes and aims of programme / academic year
The autumn semester of the first year provides a broad perspective on basic skills needed on each study path. As of the spring semester students have a choice to plan their own study path from a tray of professional studies (30 cr minor modules). In the spring semester the student selects the first minor module of his/her specialization from the minor modules selection. After the first year the student is able to use the essential tools and techniques and has competences from one professional study module.

In the autumn of the second year student continues with professional studies and chooses minor modules (a 30 cr) for autumn and spring semesters. Choosing modules across paths is possible as of year two depending on student’s prerequisites.
In the autumn of the third year the student deepens and broadens the professional insight in her/his specialization in international exchange or chooses the forth minor study module. In the spring semester the syllabus consists of language studies (these are possible to study already in year two), optional professional studies and practical training or studying even more optional professional studies, depending on student’s individual study plan.

The autumn of the fourth year consists of preparing for Thesis work by studying media analysis and research courses, free choice studies or choosing optional parts of a minor modules on top of studying basic research methods. The spring semester consists of the practical training and bachelor’s thesis.

However, above mentioned is just an example and the students have the opportunity to plan their individual study paths with tutor teachers and student counsellor.

Training and Work Placement
A student’s internship will last for about five months (30 credits). It is recommended that a student familiarizes him/herself with more than one work task and working place during the internship period. Work placements can be done also in summer and as a part time working during other studies. Each student has a supervising teacher for the internship, and the school and the workplace will jointly agree on the working and learning objectives of a student.

Graduates of the Media Programme have found work as Animators, Art Directors, Concept Designers, Game Artists, Game Designers, Graphic Designers, Project Managers, Producers, UI Designers, Web Designers, Web Programmers, Artists (Fine Art), Art photographers, Art directors in Communal Projects, Producers, Sound Designers, Song Writers, Performing Artists, Live Sound and Light Engineers, Event Producers, Production Managers

The structure of degree programme
Basic and Professional studies 180 cr
Practical training 30 cr
Free-Choice studies 15 cr
Bachelor’s thesis 15 cr
In total 240 cr