Academy of Fine Arts

We are an international academy with the focus on fine arts. We highlight students’ personal aspirations and one-to-one guidance in our teaching.

About us

We offer a highly esteemed programme within four subject areas: sculpture, painting, printmaking as well as time and space arts, which allows the student to specialise in moving image, site and situation-specific art or photography. We also offer the Praxis Master’s Programme in Exhibition Studies.

We are pioneers in the field of artistic research. Research and teaching are in close interaction with each other, and research is regarded as the underlying premise of contemporary art. Doctoral studies in fine arts provide students with skills needed in conducting independent artistic research.

Integral to fine arts are a curriculum that emphasises personal aspirations and freedom of choice, interaction between teachers and students and one-to-one guidance. We encourage students to find their own strengths, expression methods and interests within the field of fine arts.

Our teachers are distinguished visual artists and experts in various artistic fields. Artistic activities are integrated in the studies and offer students meaningful engagement with the art sector and the public.

Contact information


Tel. +358 294 47 2000

P.O.Box 10
FI-00097 Uniarts



Artistic activity and events


    • Hanna Johansson

    • Dean
      Academy of Fine Arts
    • Contact via the executive assistant:
    • Johanna Vakkari

    • Vice dean for teaching
      Academy of Fine Arts
    • +358 50 331 4024
    • Mika Elo

    • Professor, Kuvataideakatemia, Academy of Fine Arts
    • +358503473969


    • Andrew Best-Dunkley

    • Professor, Kuvanveisto, Academy of Fine Arts
    • +358505714013
    • Mika Elo

    • Professor, Kuvataideakatemia, Academy of Fine Arts
    • +358503473969
    • Lea Kantonen

    • Professor, Emerita, Taiteellinen tutkimus Kuvataideakatemia, Research and doctoral education
    • Marjaana Kella

    • Professor, Tila-aikataide, Academy of Fine Arts
    • +358505998972
    • Daniel Peltz

    • Professor, Tila-aikataide, Academy of Fine Arts
    • +358503289565
    • Tarja Pitkänen-Walter

    • Professor, Maalaustaide, Academy of Fine Arts
    • +358503844318
    • Magnus Quaife

    • Professor, Taidepedagogiikka Kuvataideakatemia, Academy of Fine Arts
    • +358504712207
    • Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger

    • Professor, Praxis, taiteen esittämiskäytännöt, Academy of Fine Arts
    • +358415141991
    • Anita Seppä

    • Professor, Tohtorikoulutus ja tutkimus Taideyliopisto, Research and doctoral education
    • +358413135564
    • Riikka Stewen

    • Professor, Taidehistoria ja -teoria, Academy of Fine Arts
    • +358505670487
    • Annu Vertanen

    • Professor, Taidegrafiikka, Academy of Fine Arts
    • +358456361600

About the Academy of Fine Arts

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