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.


On a successful completion of the course, the student

understands the principal and practical meaning of Helsinki School activities, its purpose and role in the program of photography unit.

has basic knowledge on different agents in the international art world, like markets, gallery system, art fairs and museums.


Credits: 2

Schedule: 13.12.2021 - 17.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Timothy Persons, Jaakko Kölhi, Daniel Court, Teemu Lindroos

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    During the course the student gets basic knowledge on different agents of international art world, like market, gallery system, art fairs and museums. The course also introduces Helsinki School as an educational, internationalizing and exhibition tool.

    Students recieve feedback on their photographic projects.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is assessed based on active participation in the course (80 % attendance minimum) and on the independent work. 

    This course is possible to complete alternatively as an independent study. Agree on an independent study method with your academic advisor. Independent study is assessed based on a written assignment and related literature.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Compulsory participation in lectures and seminar. Independent work.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture: