Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The course offers students creative and experiential ways to find their inner invisible potential and make it visible through different practices of art and design. This potential can be used in everyday challenges both in working life and studies. During the course, students are given art and design based tasks and exercises that benefit various artistic, creative ways of working and thinking. This will offer non-art students completely new approaches to think themselves as students, professionals and inventors as well as support them in challenges.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.01.2019 - 13.02.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Laura Isoniemi

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Laura Isoniemi, Juuso Tervo

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):



  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The students will compile a visual toolbox, which contains six different ingredients (can be used again and again for different purposes when finished): written mind maps, written story about oneself, a pair of new-made shoes, a self-portrait, and a diary. There will be a possible small exhibition of the portraits. The aim of these exercises is strengthened self-understanding that supports working and studying, new perspective on oneself as well as understanding the possibilities of creativity to handle one's emotions and to turn them to power that fuels one's life.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Project works, exhibition, final project

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    24 h contact teaching
    10 h exhibitions, excursions,
    20h exhibition preparations/together
    78 h independent working