APPLY TO UNIARTS HELSINKI’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES VIA THE OPEN UNIVERSITY PATH
You can apply for degree studies after first completing the required number of credits at the Open University.
You can apply for degree studies in the Degree Programme in Early Music or the Master’s Programme in Arts Management, Society and Creative Entrepreneurship on the basis of studies that you have completed at the Open University. In general, Open University studies are subject to a fee (EUR 15 / credit).
What are path studies?
Path studies refer to studies that have been completed at the Open University and that can be used as the basis for eligibility to apply to a degree programme in a separate admissions group. Credits for the studies will be transferred to the student’s degree. Successful applicants are expected to have completed the path studies, and they must also meet other application criteria of the degree programme.
You can check your Open University credit status in the Peppi student information system if you have a valid uniarts username. You can also ask about your completed studies by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed studies are valid for a maximum of ten years.
Open University path to early music studies
You can apply for degree studies in the 5.5-year Degree Programme in Early Music (programme leading to both a bachelor’s and master’s degree) or the 2.5 year Master’s Programme in Early Music (programme leading to a master’s degree) on the basis of your Open University studies.
Apply for degree studies in early music via the Open University path
You can apply for degree studies at Uniarts Helsinki every year in the joint higher education application process at Studyinfo.fi.
When you apply via the Open University path, you are admitted directly to the second phase of the admissions process. Besides completing the path studies, you must also meet other application criteria of the degree programme.
Path studies at the Open University
The aim of path studies in early music is to learn about the performance practices of early music through individual instrument teaching, ensemble playing, various theory and history courses and a seminar. The path studies consist of instrument studies (15 cr) and complimentary studies (15 cr).
Instrument studies (15 cr)
You can apply to our programmes through Finland’s joint application process on Studyinfo.fi. The application period for 2022 ended on 19 January 2022. The next application p
Instrument studies (15 cr) consist of one-to-one lessons that are completed within one academic year (four 60-minute lessons within an academic term) and independent work by the student.
The student delves into the technique, expression methods and repertoire of their period instrument. After the studies, the student may choose to complete a level performance examination or a minor subject degree.
The application period for instrument studies is scheduled for April every year at the time of the Open University application round. Students apply for the studies by submitting an unedited 5-minute (approximately) video recording that they have filmed in one take. The free-choice repertoire of early music must be performed on a period instrument. Sheet music can be used when playing the instrument. Works requiring accompaniment are performed with an accompanist, if possible. About 3–5 students are selected for instrument studies each year. Applicants receive information on admissions results in June.
Complementary studies (15 cr)
Students can pick and choose the courses that they find most interesting and useful for improving their competence from the yearly selection of the Degree Programme in Early Music. You can find the selection of early music studies in the Open University course calendar. Go to the course calendar here.
Students can apply for complementary studies twice a year during the Open University application round. Students apply for each course separately, and participants are selected based on a free-form motivation letter where students explain why they are interested in participating in the course in question.
Further information about the Open University path to early music studies: Hanna Paananen, planning officer, Open Campus Services, hanna.paananen(at)uniarts.fi
Further information about the Degree Programme in Early Music and content of studies: Annamari Pölhö, head of the Department of Early Music, annamari.polho(at)uniarts.fi
Sibelius Academy Admissions Office: siba.admissions(at)uniarts.fi
Open University path to arts management, society and creative entrepreneurship studies
Path studies include:
- Introduction to arts management (20 cr)
- Introduction to arts management and entrepreneurship (20 cr)
- Business in the creative fields (20 cr)
- Studies in arts management, society and creative entrepreneurship that have been integrated in degree-oriented instruction (20 cr)
- Arts Management, Master of Music (before 2021)
- Arts Management, Society and Creative Entrepreneurship, Master of Arts (Art and Design), 2021-
- Academic writing (4 cr)
- Pyörre – Leadership and Project Management for Independent Art Professionals (20 cr; currently only in Finnish)
You can also pick and choose courses from the above-mentioned study modules, as long as your path studies comprise at least a total of 20 credits. Visit the Open University course calendar to see what path studies are available at the moment.
Apply for path studies in arts management, society and creative entrepreneurship
You should apply to Uniarts Helsinki’s Master’s Programme in Arts Management, Society and Creative Entrepreneurship in the joint higher education application process at Studyinfo.fi. The next application round is in 2024.
The university admits 8–15 new students to the Master’s Programme in Arts Management, Society and Creative Entrepreneurship every other year. The quota for students admitted via the Open University path was 2 students in 2022. In 2024, the quota is ca. 3 students.
Master’s Programme in Arts Management, Society and Creative Entrepreneurship
The international Master’s Programme in Arts Management at Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy was renewed in 2021, after which the name of the degree programme and major subject has been Arts Management, Society and Creative Entrepreneurship. The programme leads to a Master of Arts (Art and Design) degree.
Further information about the Open University Path: Juho Kaitajärvi-Tiekso, Planning Officer, Open Campus, juho.kaitajarvi-tiekso(at)uniarts.fi
Sibelius Academy Admissions Office: siba.admissions(at)uniarts.fi