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Bachelor of Culture and Arts, 240 ECTS


Bachelor of Culture and Arts

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Merja Kosonen
merja.kosonen[at]metropolia.fi

Specific admission requirements

There are no specific admission requirements in the Degree Program in Design. All qualified applicants who have passed the three-year upper secondary education or vocational upper secondary education are eligible to apply to the degree programme. The Degree Program in Design uses entrance examinations for student selections. The entrance examinations emphasise the applicants’ inventive creation skills.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

According to the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences students may apply for identification and accreditation of prior learning as part of their compulsory or optional studies, provided they have prior learning corresponding to the curriculum before the course in question begins.

The students’ prior learning can be recognised in their degree based on certificates or demonstration of skills. In the Degree Programme in Design the transfer of prior learning is always considered on a case-to-case basis.

Qualification requirements and regulations

See the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia UAS:

http://opinto-opas.metropolia.fi/fileadmin/user_upload/En/Degrees/Helsinki-Metropolia-UAS-Degree_Regulations-2015.pdf

Profile of the programme

Degree Programme in Design is a leading educator in the field of design. The programme strives for finding innovative solutions to current and future needs and promotes wide use of design in the metropolitan area.

Professional orientations in the degree program in design are interior architecture, textile design, industrial design and XR-design.

Key learning outcomes

The aims of studies are based on mastering designing, production, design process and visual arts and building the professional identity.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The Degree Program in Design gives wide-ranging abilities to work as a designer and versatile specialist in different tasks in the field of design.

Access to further studies

The students who have graduated from the Degree Program in Design can apply for further studies in the field of design. These include Master's studies or specialisation studies in universities of applied sciences or Master's studies at a research university, according to the eligibility criteria of each higher education institution.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

According to the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences course assessment criteria are specified in the course implementation plan. The teacher in charge of the course will be responsible for the assessment. At the beginning of the course students must be informedon the assessment principles which must be based on the course objectives. Assessment takes primarily place for each course and applies to the students who have registered and been accepted on the course. If necessary, different components of a course may be assessed individually. If the course consists of several components, the teacher may point this out in the assessment principles contained in the implementation plan.

The assessment scale is as follows: excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), very satisfactory (2), satisfactory (1), fail (0) and pass (P). Any deviations of this scale will be decided by the President.

Graduation requirements

To be able to graduate the student has to pass her/his studies according to the curriculum and the general qualification requirements.

Mode of study

The studies in the Degree Program in Design are offered mainly as daytime studies.

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree (First Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

The studies are implemented with diverse co-operation with working life. Studies include a 30 ECTS work placement which can also be divided in two 15 ECTS work placements. Additionally student complete 40 ECTS project studies which are held during different stages of studies.

Obligatory or Optional Mobility

Students have opportunities to participate student exchange and international work placement during 3rd and 4th years of the studies.