Visual and media art

The studies focus on making images using printmaking and painting as methods. The studies also include drawing and sculpture. Students will gain good knowledge in art exhibitions and will learn how to utilise visual arts and skills in club activities and instruction in clubs, for example. The studies include 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, visual artisan


Graduates possess skills to work in positions requiring the expertise of a visual artist and in various instruction and advisory tasks.

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.