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.


After completing the course, the student has basic skills to use ICT in the field of arts in their studies.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 28.02.2025 - 04.04.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Välitalo, Kovanen

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:

    1. Learning the essential use of software that is central to the production of visual communication in the field of arts. Digital image editing, vector graphics, and page layout with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign software.
    2. High-quality visual presentation of one's professional competence.
    3. Legal issues of related materials: usage rights and licenses.
    4. The role of artificial intelligence (AI) within the subject area.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Ability to use the programs for digital image editing, vector graphics, and page layout covered in the course. Completing the course assignments based on the given instructions. Successful completion of the course requires 80% attendance. 

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 24 h, independent work 30 h

    Credit transfer: The course content is not equivalent with the information and technology courses provided at most Finnish universities. To substitute the course, the student must have completed a course covering professional-level programs for digital image editing, vector graphics, and page layout.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Provided in the course.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Spring IV
    2025-2026 Spring IV


    Bachelor’s Programme in Design students only.

    Minimum amount of participants see implementation. Maximum amount of participants: 42.