Work facilities for students at the Academy of Fine Arts
Students in the Degree Programme in Fine Arts (Bachelor’s or Master’s) at the Academy of Fine Arts are assigned a personal work space for their independent artistic work.
Students in the Degree Programme in Fine Arts (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in the Academy of Fine Arts have the right to use a work space for the normative timeframe set for completing degrees (5.5 years or 2 years).
Students are assigned their own work space in a shared studio where they can carry out their independent artistic work.
Incoming exchange students are also appointed work spaces in each subject area, while those leaving the academy for a student exchange must give up their work space for the duration of their exchange.
Work facilities for bachelor’s students
During the autumn term of the first year of studies, bachelor’s students work in the studios assigned for the Introduction to Independent Artistic Activities and the Subject Areas study module. Then during the first spring term, bachelor’s students are assigned a work space that is suitable for their work based on their chosen subject area.
Work facilities for master’s students
Master’s students are assigned a suitable work space at the beginning of their studies based on their personal subject area.
Use of work facilities
Most of the time, students can work in their own work spaces around the clock every day of the week, with the exception of the times when the whole Academy of Fine Arts is closed.
The facilities can only be used for study purposes. The Academy of Fine Arts has a limited amount of space and there is no room to store art pieces. Art pieces must be removed from the academy’s facilities after they are finished.
Extension to the right to use work facilities
The right to use work facilities is not extended based on an exchange period.
Statutory absences (maternity, paternity and parental leave and military or civil service) are grounds to extend the right to use studios. If a student is registered as attending during the maternity, paternity or parental leave or some other period of absence due to statutory grounds, the student’s right to use work facilities is extended only if they give up their space for the duration of their absence. Other absences do not extend the right to use work facilities.
The right can be extended due to other justified grounds with one academic term at the most. This requires a separate decision by the supervising professor. Justified grounds for extending the right to use a work space include activities in positions of trust or sick leaves, for example. Submit your extension request in writing to the head of academic affairs, who will then forward the request for the decision of the supervising professor.