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: 10.01.2022 - 14.02.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sini Vihma

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


Hanna Saarikoski

Jukka Lehtinen

Teacher in charge: 

Sini Vihma

Supporting staff:

Tuula Jääskeläinen, planning officer

Maria Mastola, workshop master, 050-476 0434

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:

    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

    Please, see daily schedules in MyCourses, follow also Announcements in MyCourses and your -email.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Exercises on perception and experience, that include critical reflection on both. Assignments given by the teacher. Supervised task-based working and an independent assignment. Critiques, and discussions. Exercises using varying techniques (individual and group working). Assessment criteria. Student's personal development, active participation in class, and the ability to absorb and benefit from the instruction.

  • applies in this implementation

    •The course evaluation follows grading scale 0-5.
    •Course completion requires at least 80% attendance and completion of assigned work given by the teachers by a specific deadline.
    •The evaluation of each course section is based on personal progress, active participation in group work and common assignments and active participation in common critiques and discussions.
    •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 and submitting it in MyCourses.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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: Preparations and implementation of independent assignment, instructed in MyCourses. Preparations include going through online texts and videos. Possible preparations also for weekly assignments.


Study Material
  • applies in this implementation

    Materials for contact teaching days are provided by school. Students use their own materials for the independent assignment.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III

    2021-2022 Spring III

    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:


    Students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS) are prioritized. 

    A minimum of 10 students is needed for the course to be held.

  • applies in this implementation

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