The University of the Arts Helsinki (Finnish: Taideyliopisto, Swedish: Konstuniversitetet), also known as Uniarts Helsinki, is a Finnish arts university that was launched in the beginning of 2013. Apart from a few exceptions, it is the only university in Finland that provides education in the fields it represents.

The University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki)
Taideyliopisto
Konstuniversitetet
University of the Arts Helsinki logo.svg
TypePublic
Established2013
RectorJari Perkiömäki
Administrative staff
740 (2016)[1]
Students1,984 (2016)[1]
Postgraduates205 (2016)[1]
Location,
Websitewww.uniarts.fi

The University of the Arts Helsinki is mainly in Helsinki, but it also has operations in Kuopio (department of church music) and Seinäjoki at the University Consortium of Seinäjoki (department of popular and folk music).

The university comprises three academies that were formerly independent universities: The Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki (until 2013 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts), the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki (until 2013 Sibelius Academy) and the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki (until 2013 Helsinki Theatre Academy). The total number of students is 1785 (as of 2015).

According to the university, the goal of the merger is to strengthen the education, research and artistic activity within the field of arts in the university sector on a national and international scale. Another objective is to provide more opportunities to influence society through art.

The rector of the University of the Arts Helsinki Jari Perkiömäki. Paula Tuovinen is the vice-rector of the university and Karri Kaitue is the chair of the university board.

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AdmissionsEdit

The University of the Arts Helsinki offers over 30 degree programmes in the fields of music, fine arts, theatre and dance. The programmes lead to a Bachelor’s, Master’s or doctoral degree.

Education and researchEdit

The university provides the highest level of education in the arts in Finland, also engaging in artistic activities and research. In addition to bachelor's, master's and doctoral studies, the university offers open and continuing education services.[2] University of the Arts Helsinki's Sibelius Academy also offers junior academy studies.[3]

DegreesEdit

At the University of the Arts Helsinki, students can complete Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral degrees in the fields of fine arts, music, theatre and dance.

Degree programmesEdit

Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki (fine arts)Edit

Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki (music)Edit

Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki (dance, theatre)Edit

Notable staffEdit

Academy of Fine ArtsEdit

  • Tuulikki Pietilä (teacher of printmaking, Art Academy School 1956-1960, now the Academy of Fine Arts)
  • Helene Schjerfbeck (teacher of a painting atelier and a figure drawing class at the Finnish Art Society’s Drawing School 1892-1902)

Sibelius AcademyEdit

Theatre AcademyEdit

Student UnionEdit

The University of the Arts Student Union is a student organisation that provides services and promotes the interest of its members. All Bachelor’s and Master’s students studying at any of the three academies of the University of the Arts Helsinki are members of the University of the Arts Student Union. The Student Union was established on 1 January 2013 as a result of the merger between the student unions of the Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy and Theatre Academy. The University of the Arts Student Union is the only Finnish student union whose members exclusively consist of students studying in the field of arts.

In addition to promoting the interest of its members, the University of the Arts Student Union is in charge of Vapaan taiteen tila, a space for the university’s students to organise their own exhibitions, performances and events. The venue is in an emergency shelter under the Katri Vala Park in Helsinki.

OrganisationEdit

RectorsEdit

  • Tiina Rosenberg 2013–1.6.2015
  • Paula Tuovinen 2.6.2015–30.11.2015
  • Jari Perkiömäki 1.12.2015–

Board 2018-2021Edit

  • Researcher of economic culture Paavo Järvensivu
  • Board professional and executive Heikki Lehtonen (chair of the board)
  • Professor Marja Makarow
  • Director of the Cultural Office of the City of Helsinki Stuba Nikula
  • LL.M. with court training Astrid Thors (vice-chair)
  • Professor Eeva Anttila
  • Professor Petteri Salomaa
  • Facilities expert Kari Karlsson
  • Senior Advisor Hannu Tolvanen
  • Student Lukas Korpelainen
  • Student Sofia Raittinen [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "About us". www.uniarts.fi. The University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki).
  2. ^ "University of the Arts Helsinki - Open Campus - Front Page". www.uniarts.fi. University of the Arts Helsinki. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  3. ^ "University of the Arts Helsinki - Sibelius Academy - Junior Academy". www.uniarts.fi. University of the Arts Helsinki. Retrieved 26 July 2016.

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