Graphic design

The studies focus on designing advertisements and campaigns, illustration, brand creation, corporate image, the design of web pages and books, photography and image editing, among others. The studies emphasise practical projects and assignments from clients. The course includes a minimum of 40 competence points in an on-the-job apprenticeship in the field.

Graduates are eligible for further studies, which means that you can apply for a place at a university or a university of applied sciences of your choice.

Degree: vocational qualification in visual expression, artisan


Graduates are employed by advertising agencies, communications units of companies, publishers, newspapers, magazines or television companies, for example. Some students specialise in illustration or comics.

Apply for a study programme

Apply for one of our study programmes through the annual joint application process between February and March. Submit your application at

You can also apply for all our study programmes in our continuous application process outside of the joint application system.

Click to apply: continuous enrolment (in Finnish)

Tuition is offered in Finnish. A language test will be organised for non-native speakers of Finnish who have no other certification of their Finnish skills. The objective of the national language test is to verify that the applicant has sufficient written and spoken language skills in order to complete his or her studies.