Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), 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 are working on a real project with a real timetable. They learn to manage design process and group-working skills.

Credits: 10

Schedule: 27.10.2020 - 04.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Pentti Kareoja

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pentti Kareoja

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):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    As students, we spend most of our time designing: creating interesting spaces and atmospheres. However, sometimes we need to put things in practice so we can look at the general picture of a project and understand the process behind it.  

    This course will simulate a real life spatial design project: receiving a job announcement from a potential client, presenting your design company and making an offer, creating a design concept to sell your idea, developing the project documentation (architectural or spatial plans, lightning criteria, furniture criteria, material plans, furniture plans with features, furniture) and a general budget.  The goal is to create a complete project folder that is ready for implementation.  The aim of the course is to get a better idea of what a spatial design project really is, learn to make smarter design decisions and better understand your profession.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Participation in briefing, group working, competition format, tutoring sessions, project/practical assignment and presentation of the results

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact hours: Lectures, group work, tutoring and presentations, critics 70 h, project work 200 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Varying and depending of the project, will be given at the beginning of the project.

Substitutes for Courses
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  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This course is mainly for spatial designers, the projects is going to be always in team work and it will demand you full time of attendance. In case your background is different and you want to participate you are welcome but please note that we will see the whole stages of a spatial design projects, from doing an offer to a client, concept design, technical drawings, searching materials, furniture and lights, budget etc.. all the phases of an spatial design project, so it advisable to have some of those skills of CAD, presentation technics etc.. 



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