Degrees and Curricula

At the University of the Arts Helsinki, you can complete a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in fine arts, music, theatre, or dance. You’ll find the links to the teaching syllabuses of all three academies on this page.

 

Academy of Fine Arts

Degrees

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
A lower university degree worth 210 ECTS credits that should be completed in 3.5 years.
 

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
A higher university degree worth 120 ECTS credits that should be completed in two years.


Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA)
The degree extends to 240 ECTS which corresponds to four years of full-time studies.

Academy of Fine Arts curricula

Academy of Fine Arts curricula

Degree requirements

Bachelor Degree

Master Degrees

Doctoral Degree – See doctoral programme's pages

 

 

Teaching syllabus

Teaching syllabus of the Academy of Fine Arts is available on WebOodi. You do not need to log in to browse WebOodi.

N.B. You can find information about language studies on this page >> Joint studies.

Sibelius Academy

Degrees

Bachelor of Music (BMus)
A lower university degree worth 180 ECTS credits That should be completed in three years

Master of Music (MMus)
A higher university (Master's) degree That should be completed in 2.5 years

Licentiate of Music (LMus)
The Licentiate of Music degree requires 150 ECTS credits. 

Doctor of Music (DMus)
The Doctor of Music degree requires 240 ECTS credits.

Sibelius Academy's curricula 2018-2019

Sibelius Academy's curricula 2018-2019

Academic year 2018-2019

Department of Classical Music, curricula structures  and unit descriptions
Department of Music Education, Jazz and Folk Music, curricula structures and unit descriptions
Elective studies

Language studies
Level performance examination descriptions
List of courses offered in English
Secondary subject modules
Teacher´s pedagogical studies
Teaching syllabus

 

Department of Classical Music, curricula structures and unit descriptions
 

Accordion

Brass

Choral conducting

Church music

Clavichord

Composition

Early music

Fortepiano

Guitar

Harp

Kantele

Music theory

Opera

Opera coaching

Orchestral conducting

Organ

Percussion

Piano

Piano chamber music and lied

Strings

Vocal art

Wind orchestra conducting

Woodwinds

 

 

 

Department of Music Education, Jazz and Folk Music, curricula structures and unit descriptions
 

Arts Management

Folk music

Global music

Jazz, composition

Jazz, instrument and voice

Music education

Music technology

 

Teaching syllabus

The 2018–2019 class schedules for Sibelius Academy are available on ASIO (programme calendars and student schedules) and on WebOodi. You do not need to log in to browse WebOodi.

N.B. You can find information about language studies on this page >> Joint studies.

Sibelius Academy's curricula 2017–2018

Sibelius Academy's curricula 2017–2018

Academic year 2017-2018

The list of courses offered in English at the Sibelius Academy you can find here:

Courses offered in English, Pdf-version

Teacher's Pedagogical Studies

Department of Classical Music

Accordion, guitar and kantele
Brass instruments
Church music
Common courses, classical music
Composition and music theory
Early music
Harp
Language studies
Level descriptions, classical instruments and voice
Music theory, solfège, western art music history, and research and writing skills
Orchestral conducting
Organ and clavichord
Percussion
Piano, fortepiano and piano chamber music and lied
Strings
Vocal art, opera and opera coaching
Woodwind instruments


Department of Music Education, Jazz and Folk Music

Arts Management
Global Music, Bachelor
Glomas, Master
Jazz
Folk Music
Music Education
Music Technology
Common courses
Level descriptions jazz, folk music and pop/jazz

 

Teaching syllabus

The 2017–2018 class schedules for Sibelius Academy are available on ASIO (programme calendars and student schedules) and on WebOodi. You do not need to log in to browse WebOodi.

 

N.B. You can find information about language studies on this page >> Joint studies.

 

Sibelius Academy's curricula 2016–2017

Sibelius Academy's curricula 2016–2017

Curriculum structure

Course Descriptions

Teaching syllabus

The 2015–2016 and 2016-2017 class schedules for Sibelius Academy are available on ASIO (programme calendars and student schedules) and on WebOodi. You do not need to log in to browse WebOodi.
 

See the tuition organized in English 2016-2017 here (please double check the timetable and places in WebOodi).

 

N.B. You can find information about language studies on this page >> Joint studies.

Theatre Academy

Degrees

Dance

Bachelor of Arts (Dance)
A lower university degree worth 180 ECTS credits that should be completed in three years.
 

Master of Arts (Dance)
A higher university degree worth 120 ECTS credits that should be completed in two years.
 

Doctor of Arts (Dance), D.A. (dance)
The degree for Doctor of Arts (Dance) is worth 240 ECTS credits. The degree can be taken either after a master’s degree or a licentiate degree. The estimated time of completion is four years and requires full-time studying. Studying part-time will complete the degree in six years.

Theatre

Bachelor of Arts (Theatre and Drama)
A lower university degree worth 180 ECTS credits that should be completed in three years.
 

Master of Arts (Theatre and Drama)
A higher university degree worth 120 ECTS credits that should be completed in two years.
 

Doctor of Arts (Theatre and Drama), D.A. (Theatre and Drama)
The degree for Doctor of Arts (Theatre and Drama) is worth 240 ECTS credits. The degree can be taken either after a master’s degree or a licentiate degree. The estimated time of completion is four years and requires full-time studying. Studying part-time will complete the degree in six years.

Theatre Academy's curricula

Theatre Academy's curricula

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements for Degree Programmes 20152020

Degree Requirements for Master's Degree Programmes 2015–2020

Degree Requirements for Doctoral Programme 2015–2020

  • Doctoral Programme of Artistic Research in the Performing Arts 

See degree requirements in Finnish

Teaching syllabus

 

N.B. You can find information about language studies on this page >> Joint studies.

Joint Studies

The University of the Arts Helsinki provides joint courses for all University of the Arts Helsinki degree students. Joint instruction can include individual courses or larger study modules arranged by the academy network. You can find information on joint studies this academic year below.

 

All three academies also list their courses that can be opened to degree students at the other two academies. A course from another academy or joint courses between two or three academies must be included in the student's individual study plan and approved by the student's department. The student is advised to discuss the applicability of a course to his or her degree with a programme coordinator at the respective academy. A prerequisite for attending an inter-academy course is that the course can be included in a minimum standard degree offered by the host academy.

Language studies

Language studies

LANGUAGE STUDIES OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL DEGREE STUDENTS


Suomi - Finnish (4 cr each)

Suomi 1 - Finnish Language 1 (X-K11)
Suomi 2 - Finnish Language 2 (X-K12)
Suomi 3 - Finnish Language 3 (X-K13)

 

Elective Language Studies

Email English (X-K21)

Duo Second Language Program (X-K22)

 


THE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

 

Academy of Fine Arts

 

The Language Requirement (10 cr) consists of the following courses:

Basics of Academic Writing (K-Kae)
English Reading and Writing Skills (K-Ku-11)

English Oral Skills (K-Ku-22)
Suomi 1 (X-K11)

 

Sibelius Academy

 

The Language Requirement (10 cr) consists of the following courses:


English for Music Studies and Practice 1 (X-yk14)

English for Music Studies and Practice 2 (X-yk15)

Suomi 1 - Finnish language 1 (X-K11)
Written Communication (X-K19): no tuition during 2018-19

 

 

LANGUAGE STUDIES OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE STUDENTS
 

Finnish
Finnish for Exchange Students (X-K1e)


Elective Language Studies
Duo Second Language Program (X-K22)
Email English (X-K21)

English

English classes at the three academies welcome exchange students provided there are vacancies in the groups. Please consult your programme coordinator and/or English teachers to choose the right level.

Career studies

Career studies

Information on the University of the Arts' career studies module can be found on the Finnish web site (tuition only in Finnish).

Writing

Writing

Information on the University of the Arts' studies in writing can be found on the Finnish web site (tuition only in Finnish).

SAMA – Sound Arts & Sonic Arts

SAMA – Sound Arts & Sonic Arts

SAMA: Sound Art & Sonic Arts study module

The goal of SAMA is to examine sound as a wide-ranging form of contemporary art. The artistic practices and contexts of sound art stem from the fields of music, sound design, visual arts and performing arts. With its diverse areas of expertise, The University of the Arts offers an excellent environment as well as the necessary facilities for an interdisciplinary approach to Sound Art and Sonic Arts.

The education combines the knowledge of Uniarts’ three academies: Sibelius Academy, the Academy of Fine Arts and Theatre Academy Helsinki. SAMA is a University of the Artsstudy module aimed at developing mobility and collaboration between the academies.

 

Organizers

University of the Arts Helsinki is Finland's national university for the arts—the country's highest institution for fine art, theatre and music. SAMA is coordinated by the Open Campus, and planned jointly by Time and Space Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts, the Masters' Program of Sound at Theatre Academy Helsinki and the Department of Music & Technology at the Sibelius Academy.

 

Courses 2017-2019

During the academic year SAMA will be offering courses, workshops and seminars held by international and Finnish sound artists. The language of teaching is English. For additional information on the courses, requirements and enrollment instructions, please visit the Course catalogue in WebOodi.

Degree and exchange students at Uniarts Helsinki may sign up to the courses via WebOodi.

 

Studies for non-degree students and Open University

Students enrolled in other Finnish universities can apply to the courses via the JOO agreement (http://www.joopas.fi).

Select courses are available for students not currently enrolled in any Finnish University via the Open University. Students to these courses are primarily selected on the basis of a letter of motivation. For more information, visit the Open Campus website.

 

Contact information

Lecturer Ava Grayson (firstname.lastname@uniarts.fi)

Academic Affairs Coordinator Johanna Wahlström

SAMA – Sound Art and Sonic Arts
Taideyliopisto
PL 20
00097 Taideyliopisto

Arts management and entrepreneurship

Arts management and entrepreneurship

Information on the University of the Arts' study module in Arts management and entrepreneurship can be found on the Finnish web site (tuition only in Finnish).

 

The courses that are arranged this academic year can be found in a WebOodi course catalogue.