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Art and design

The Art and Design field plays a significant role in society. The field focuses on producing services, contents, products and visual solutions. Art and Design combined with various sciences create a strong basis for renewable design, solutions, research and business activities in different contexts.

Those applying for the Art and Design field are required to possess artistic talent and innovativeness. The field offers the opportunity to explore areas such as graphic design, industrial design, new media, visual arts education, textile arts, fashion design as well as film and television, including scenography.

The professions of university graduates from Art and Design programmes include:

  • industrial designer
  • interior architect and furniture designer
  • clothing designer
  • costume and set designer
  • film and photography professional
  • communication and new media professional
  • art teacher
  • master art craftsperson
  • art and design researcher.

Art and Design programmes are available at the Aalto University School of Art and Design in Helsinki and at the University of Lapland Faculty of Art and Design.

Aalto University School of Art and Design: Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes

University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design: Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes