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.


  • Students will understand the relationship of the arts to the representation or the means by which images produce meaning in a given context.
  • Students develop further competence in artistic techniques and technologies.
  • Students learn to conceptualize and plan for more complex creative work.
  • Students understand some of the diverse ways that the art, design, media, and architecture are made and used.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 11.01.2021 - 15.02.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Sini Vihma

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jukka Lehtinen, Antti-Ville Reinikainen, Hanna Saarikoski, Sini Vihma

Contact information for the course (valid 12.11.2020-21.12.2112):


Hanna Saarikoski

Jukka Lehtinen

Teacher in charge: 

Sini Vihma

Supporting staff:

Tuula Jääskeläinen, planning officer

Maria Mastola, workshop master, 050-476 04

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

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

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The central focus in Studio B is to increase the student's understanding of their own artistic actions and the consequences of their choices. The keyword of the course is "You". The course emphasizes discussion and interaction with peers, as well as making and thinking about art. Personal artistic viewpoints and conceptual ways of thinking are deepened, through longer assignments that emphasize choices informed by an awareness of the communicative role of art.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Due to the Covid 19 pandemic situation, the teaching of this course is arranged remotely.

    Teaching will be organised via Zoom, please see daily schedules in MyCourses, follow Announcements in MyCourses and your -email.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Exercises on perception and experience, that include critical reflection on both. Assignments given by the teacher. Supervised task-based working, critiques, and discussions. Exercises using varying techniques (individual and group working). Exhibition visits.

    Assessment criteria. Student's personal development, active participation in class, and the ability to absorb and benefit from the instruction.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Evaluation method in the course is peer review. It means that both unfinished and 
    finished works are looked and talked about together in discussions in small groups and/or one to one in Zoom-meetings.

    Due to the pandemic situation, the exhibition visits will be replaced with online visits to museums and galleries.

    • Course completion requires at least 80% attendance and completion of assigned work given by the teachers by a specific deadline.
    • Students are requested to notify the teacher of their own group (or if the teacher is unavailable, the teacher-in-charge) via e-mail,  of any absence due to illness or another serious reason.
    • If you are sick, follow the instructions in MyCourses for making the assignment of the actual day. Submit it in MyCourses before the following course meeting day.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    48 h contact teaching and 33 h independent work

  • Applies in this implementation:

    48 h contact teaching: According to daily schedule in MyCourses, includes hands on working, instructions, discussions, critiques.

    33 h independent work: Includes online visits to museums and galleries. Preparations and implementation of Individual assignment instructed in MyCourses. Possible preparations for weekly assignments.


Study Material
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Students will pick up the material package for the assignments from Otakaari 1 X on Monday 11.01.2021 9.15-10.00. See instructions in

    Materials - section in MyCourses.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contemporary Practice: Art, Media, Design and Architecture Culture, Studio A and Studio B partially substitute for the earlier compulsory general studies in art and theory. Substitutions are dealt with on a case-by-case basis and depend on the student's previously completed studies in art and theory. Students may be given supplementary assignments/courses.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contemporary Practice: Studio B

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    The course will be arranged remotely. Please find daily program in detail in MyCourses section

    Assignments.The class start 9.15. The times lunch breaks will be decided daily together with the teachers.