Number of New Students and a Waiting List in Theatre Academy

Number of new students to be admitted

Five-year degree programmes (BA + MA)

  • Degree Programme in Acting (in Finnish) – 12 new students to be admitted
  • Degree Programme in Acting (in Swedish) – 12 new students to be admitted
  • Degree Programme in Design for the Performing Arts – 4 new students to be admitted
  • Degree Programme in Directing – 4 new students to be admitted
  • Degree Programme in Dramaturgy and Playwriting – 4 new students to be admitted
  • Degree Programme in Lighting Design – 4 new students to be admitted
  • Degree Programme in Sound Design – 4 new students to be admitted

Two-year master’s studies (advanced studies in the degree programme)

  • Master’s Studies in Acting (in Finnish) – 6 new students to be admitted
  • Master’s Studies in Acting (in Swedish) – 3 new students to be admitted
  • Master’s Studies in Design for the Performing Arts – 2 new students to be admitted
  • Master’s Studies in Directing – 2 new students to be admitted
  • Master’s Studies in Lighting Design – 5 new students to be admitted
  • Master’s Studies in Sound Design – 5 new students to be admitted

Two-year master’s degree programmes

  • Master’s Degree Programme in Choreography – 5 new students to be admitted
  • Master’s Degree Programme in Comparative Dramaturgy and Performance Research – 3 new students to be admitted
  • Master’s Degree Programme in Dance Performance – 12 new students to be admitted
  • Master’s Degree Programme in Live Art and Performance Studies – 7 new students to be admitted
  • Master’s Degree Programme in Writing – 6 new students to be admitted

If an adequate number of applicants meeting the selection criteria cannot be found, fewer than the number of students shown above can be admitted. If there are no applicants that meet the admissions criteria, some programmes may choose not to admit new students.

Important information

An applicant may not apply for both a five-year programme and two-year Master’s studies in the same degree programme in the same year (Acting, Design for the Performing Arts, Directing, Lighting Design, Sound Design). If an applicant submits an application for both the five-year programme and two-year Master’s studies, only the application for the five-year programme will be considered.

Waiting list

Some programmes also place students on waiting lists. The decision on applicants placed on the waiting list will be published in connection with the admission decisions. The applicants placed on a waiting list, too, will have to meet the admissions criteria of the degree programme in question.

An applicant that has been placed on a waiting list may only be admitted if someone who has been admitted to the programme in question does not accept the offered place in the programme, or if someone who has been admitted only under certain conditions fails to submit the necessary documents by the end of the deadline.

If a specific degree programme does not admit any new students, applicants to that programme will not be placed on a waiting list.