Core Curriculum for Media Majors
|Academic and Communication Skills||5|
|English for the Media Industry||5|
|Swedish for the Media Industry||5|
|Preparation for the Final Project||5|
|Entrepreneurship in the Media Industry||5|
Core Courses in Visual Communication
|Fundamentals of Photography||5|
|Drawing, Painting and Composition||5|
|Fundamentals of Communication||5|
Core Courses in Graphic Design and Digital Media Publishing
|Fundamentals of Visual Communication and Typography||15|
|GUI Design and Web Publishing||15|
Moving Image and Sound Production
|Fundamentals of Cinematic Storytelling||5|
|Animation and Post-production Techniques||10|
|Moving Graphics and Effects||15|
|Multimedia Production and Fundamentals of Programming||5|
Elective Minor Courses
(Select 20 ECTS)
Multidisciplinary Courses in Visual Design for Digital Media
|Visual Effects in Film||15|
|Applied Multidisciplinary Project||5|
(Select 10 ECTS)
Final Project and Specialization Project
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||60||55||60||55||30||30||30||25||30||30||30||25||15||15||15||15||15||15||12.5||12.5||15||15||15||15||15||15||12.5||12.5|
Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.
Graphic Design majors can specialize in graphic design in either print or digital media. Core courses in Visual Communication provide students with a solid foundation for graphic design studies. In the work life projects included in the studies, students apply their skills to practice and deepen their skills. The degree includes a half years of studies work placement. In practice, students can apply their knowledge in a genuine work environment. Students can do their internships in Finland or abroad.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design can be obtained through full-time study in the daytime. Education is held in Finnish.
Graphic Design in Print Media includes,
- Layout design and illustration of publications
- Corporate image, business branding and brand management
- Design of the visual appearance of online services
- Marketing communications and advertising
- Data visualization
- Packaging design
Graphic Design in Digital Media includes,
- Animation production
- Motion graphics and special effects
- Game graphics and concept art
- Designing web pages and applications
- User interfaces and usability
The Media Department includes three degree programs - Film and Television, Live Performance Engineering & Media and Communication - where students follow individual learning paths. The core curriculum for media majors includes courses in academic and learning skills, languages, entrepreneurship and preparation for the final project. Then students follow the learning path of their major, but the structure of the curriculum and the timing of classes enable interdisciplinary courses and projects between them.
The starting point of the learning pathway is professional competencies. The main method is project-based learning, which enables close collaboration with industry partners. In addition to internships, the degrees include several industry-linked projects.
Students can do their internships in Finland or abroad, and the language courses are integrated with professional courses in order to support international and multicultural skills.
In their last year of study, students complete an independent industry-related project and write a research report on it. The final project may also include an artistic or practical project, performance or documentation. The project can be carried out by a group of two or more students.