Studies at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture for exchange students
Studies and Courses
In your Study Plan / Learning Agreement you are required to choose the courses you would like to take during your exchange. This is a preliminary plan, as the final registration to courses takes place right before the start of studies, and therefore you might have to change your study plan once you will start your studies and get more information on the current course availability. Most of our courses lectured in English are on Master level. On Bachelor level the courses in English are very limited. They are mainly available in the Bachelor's Programme in Design. Please note that you can only apply to this programme if it is included in the agreement with your home university.
You should primarily choose courses provived by the major/programme you are applying for and each nominated student will be sent a specific course list. In addition to these courses, there are some other options available (see below). When planning your studies, note that the academic periods I and II are during the autumn term, and the academic periods III, IV and V during the spring term. Full workload for an academic year is 60 ECTS.
The general information of every major/programme is available at Academic catalogues 2022-2024. You can see further information on each course in Sisu, where it is possible to browse the courses without logging in. Please note you will need to be prepared to make changes to your preliminary study plan, as the courses are subject to available places, due to limited or prioritized admittance.
|Programme and major||Limitations to applying|
|Master's Programme in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture - major in Architecture||Available only to students who have completed their Bachelor's degree and are on Master level in their studies|
|Master's Programme in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture - major in Landscape Architecture||Available only to students who have completed their Bachelor's degree and are on Master level in their studies|
Master's Programme in Animation
|Available every other year as they can only offer courses for exchange students coinciding with the intake for new Master's degree students, next academic year available 2023-24|
|Master's Programme in Art and Media - major in Photography||Available every other year as they can only offer courses for exchange students coinciding with the intake for new Master's degree students, next academic year available 2023-24|
|Master's Programme in Design - major in Collaborative and Industrial Design||Priority for students studying in a Master’s programme. Undergraduate students who are close to graduation (e.g. 4th year) may be accepted in exceptional cases, e.g. if there are few graduate applicants.|
|Master's Programme in Design - major in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design||Exchange students are advised to apply for the autumn term, as they can mainly offer courses for exchange students starting their studies in the autumn term|
|Master's Programme in Film and Television - major in Film Directing||No places available for exchange students in the academic year 2022-23|
|Master's Programme in Urban Studies and Planning||Available each spring application round as they can only offer courses for exchange students starting their studies in the autumn term|
General Art Studies
Exchange students who have been accepted to the School of Arts, Design and Architecture may choose general art and theory courses offered by the Transdisclipinary Arts Studies (TAITE). Please note that these courses are very popular and have limited intake, so you may not be able to get into the courses you would like to take.
Courses from other majors
Exchange students should firstly select courses of the major they have been accepted to. Taking courses from other majors or departments is sometimes possible. However, this always needs to be discussed with the study coordinators of both programmes first and needs to be agreed by the teacher.
University Wide Studies
Exchange students may choose courses in the selection of University Wide Studies that provide a multidisciplinary perspective on a form of studying where engineering and art can meet business and management.
Department specific information
Department of Architecture
Exchange students at the Department of Architecture will be informed in detail about all study options available during the Studio Info Sessions, where all available studio courses will be introduced, taking place at the beginning of each term. Exchange students can participate in 1 studio course / term.
Application for the studio course is possible after the studio presentations. In addition to this, students may select other courses in the field of Architecture.