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Savonia University of Applied Sciences (UAS) is one of the largest and most multidisciplinary Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland. Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland provide higher level professional education. Along with universities, they are a common form of higher education all over Europe. Our organization of experts educates strong professionals in six different fields of study. Our versatile Degree Programmes offer the students the opportunity to study as a fulltime student or alongside a job or flexibly at the Open University of Applied Sciences. We have 5 000 students, 500 members of staff and our annual budget is almost 60 million euros

Finland is situated in northern Europe, next to Sweden, Norway and Russia. Finland is a member of the European Union. For an international student Finland is both an exotic and a safe target country. Finnish society is credible: a networked and transparent open civic society, where education is in high priority.

The country has a large variety of contrasts. We have four colorful seasons including the midnight sun in the summer and a period of near darkness in the winter. We have large rural areas and the highest technology within reach; East and West – you name it. Read more in: www.studyinfinland.fi

Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Design, Bachelor of Culture and Arts (Muotoilija AMK)

The degree programme in Design leads to the Bachelor of Culture and Arts degree; the qualification title is “muotoilija (AMK)” in Finnish. The extent of the degree studies is 240 ECTS credits. It takes four years to complete the degree studies.  We have about 400 BA-students.

SPECIALISATION LINES:

  • Interior Architecture and Furniture Design
  • Fashion and Clothing Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Jewellery and Precious Metalwork Design

The design studies are mainly in Finnish.

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND FURNITURE DESIGN

Studies in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design provide the student with the abilities for designing built environment, 3D visualisation, information modelling and preparation of building documents and construction drawings. Graduates from this specialization option are qualified as designers of one-family houses (competence class B). Upon graduation, the occupational title “Interior Architect” can be used by designers with membership in the Finnish Association of Interior Architects (SIO).

FASHION ANDCLOTHING DESIGN

Studies in Fashion and Clothing Design provide the student with the abilities to design and manufacture clothing and collections as well as costume design for dance and theatre.

JEWELLERY AND PRECIOUS METALWORK DESIGN

Studies in Jewellery and Precious Metalwork Design provide the student with the abilities to design and manufacture Jewellery and utility articles that are suitable for unique,small-scale and industrial production.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Studies of Industrial Design provide the student with the abilities to design the structure, appearance, shape and functionality of products to be  manufactured industrially. The studies also include the development of producibility, ergonomics and commerciability of a product, as well as user-driven planning of services and interaction.

Master’s Degree Programme in Design Master of Culture and Arts

DESIGN MAKING

Master’s Degree Programme in Design Master of Culture and Arts. The degree programme in Design leads to the Master of Culture and Arts degree; the qualification title is “muotoilija (YAMK)” in Finnish. The extent of the degree studies is 60 ECTS credits. It takes about 2 years to complete the degree studies.