|Application deadline:||There will be no intake for international students in the Faculty of Art and Design in 2014. The studies are being restructured and the new programmes will be opened for admission in 2015. Information on the new programmes will be available in March 2014.|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
No intake for academic year 2013
Within the Media Studies Department, there are two separate programmes: the Audiovisual Media Culture Programme and the Graphic Design Programme.
The curriculum of both programmes combines theoretical studies and learning aesthetic and communicative skills in design and visual communication.The graphic design and media curriculum is based on teaching aesthetic and communicative skills in communication and design. There are BA, MA and Doctor of Arts programmes. In the Bachelors and Masters thesis students practice research skills in combination with the design skills. The Bachelors thesis is about 20-30 pages long and is linked to design work. The Masters thesis can be purely theoretical (minimum 75 pages) or theory linked to design work (about 40 pages plus the design work).
The Doctoral thesis is an academic theoretical work or an academic theoretical work combined with design work. The Doctoral dissertation must be published. The themes concern theoretical and practical questions in visual communication and visualization.
The areas of graphic design studies and research are:
Visualizing and making images (illustration, graphs, montage, cartoons, etc)
Visualizing language = typography as a communicative and cultural phenomenon
Narrative design (layout)
Corporate identities, branding
Managing graphic design and visualization processes
Minor studies can be from other faculties in the University of Lapland: the Faculty of Social Sciences (e.g., sociology, gender studies) or the faculty of Economics (e.g. marketing, management).
An applicant, who has completed a first degree (normally a bachelors degree) in a relevant field of study from an institution of higher education, entitling her/him to apply for masters degree studies in her/his home country, may apply to masters degree studies without taking an entrance examination.
The University of Lapland offers masters degree studies for international applicants in certain degree programmes. Although some courses in these programmes are primarily taught in Finnish, it is possible to complete the programme while studying in English. Here, students can either study in the same groups as the Finnish students or individually, and their studies can be tailor-made so that they can complete all the studies in English. Because of these special study circumstances, personal study plans are made with each international student at the beginning of their studies and applicants are accepted on the basis of their previous studies and their language skills.
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||217|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||85|
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
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