Orientation for new students: Uniarts Helsinki as a learning environment

Students complete orientation studies right at the beginning of studies.

‘Uniarts Helsinki as a learning environment’ is a compulsory study unit in bachelor’s studies. Master’s students can choose to complete the study unit on a voluntary basis.

The Academy of Fine Arts organises a separate mandatory orientation period for new master’s students at the start of studies at the beginning of each spring term.

Content and learning outcomes of the study unit

The study unit Uniarts Helsinki as a learning environment (2 cr) consists of the following:

  • An online course that you complete independently on Moodle
  • Orientation Days organised on the Töölö campus for all new students of Uniarts Helsinki on 19 August and 7 October 2024
  • Orientation programme of your academy and degree programme/department/subject area

You can find the learning outcomes of Uniarts Helsinki as a learning environment as well as the study unit’s more detailed contents and schedules in the Study Guide:

Online course on Moodle for all (the student completes on their own time)

The online course content presents topics from the Students’ uniarts website that are important to you especially at the beginning of your studies. Complete the online course independently already before the first joint on-campus days – or at least by 31 October 2024.

  • Most important systems for students (Peppi and Tuudo)
  • Use of Uniarts email
  • Planning of studies (Study Guide, PSP=personal study plan, AHOT=recognition and validation of prior learning, academic year schedules)
  • Facilities and safety (incl. booking of facilities)
  • IT and printing
  • Wellbeing
  • Copyright and concession contract
  • Materials for the orientation’s on-campus days
  • Season ticket to Uniarts Helsinki’s events
  • Most important contact information for students

On-campus day for all, 19 August 2024

The Concert Hall of the R Building at 9:30-16, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 9, Helsinki

  • Presentation about the university’s values
  • Orientation period as a whole, learning outcomes
  • Presentations about Uniarts Helsinki and its academies
  • Interactive activities
  • Uniarts Helsinki’s Code of Conduct
  • The Student Union presents itself
  • Tutors present themselves and talk about their activities
  • Programme organised by the tutors/Student Union

To close the day, students can join an optional picnic organised by the Student Union.

On-campus day for all, 7 October 2024

The Concert Hall of the R Building at 9:30-16, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 9, Helsinki

  • Uniarts Helsinki’s Open Campus presents itself – Language studies, compulsory new joint studies, mobility studies
  • Student’s wellbeing – the study psychologists and the university chaplain present themselves
  • UniSport
  • How can students participate in decision-making
  • Getting to know each other, doing things together

Academy-specific section: Academy of Fine Arts

Tuesday 20 August 2024, Academy of Fine Arts orientation day

9.30-9.45 Assembly (Mylly lobby, Sörnäisten rantatie 19)

9.45-10.30 Teachers and study services introduce themselves

10.40-11.20 Meeting each other (K-218)

11.20-13.15 Lunch and a tour around Mylly with the tutors

13.15-13.45 Facility services introduce themselves (K-219)

13.45-14.15 Technical services introduce themselves (K-219)

14.15-14.45 Communications in the Academy of Fine Arts (K-219)

15.00-15.30 Exhibition services introduce themselves / Exhibition practices and a showcase of exhibition spaces (Kuva/Tila)

Wednesday 21 August 2024, studies start

10.00 Bachelor of Fine Arts students start their studies with the course Introduction to subject areas (K-237).

Monday 11 November 2024, Academy of Fine Arts orientation day

Programme will be updated here later.

Academy-specific section: Sibelius Academy

Academy-specific section: Theatre Academy

Introduction on how things work in your own degree programme

9.-11.10.2024 / “Camp school” for new bachelor’s students

10.10.2024 / Presentation of the services for artistic work in the Theatre Academy’s facilities (TTP)

Separate info session for new international students

21.8.2024 at 4.30-6 pm / Info for new international students at Theatre Academy & Academy of Fine Arts

  • Practical information
  • Cultural orientation
  • Chance to ask questions & meet student tutors and ambassadors

22.8.2024 4-6 pm / Info for new international students at Sibelius Academy

  • Practical information
  • Cultural orientation
  • Chance to ask questions & meet student tutors and ambassadors

Time

1.8.2024