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The UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS HELSINKI (Finnish : Taideyliopisto, Swedish : Konstuniversitetet) is a Finnish arts university that was launched in the beginning of 2013. Apart from a few exceptions, it is the only university in Finland
Finland
that provides education in the fields it represents.

The University of the Arts Helsinki
Helsinki
is mainly located in Helsinki, but it also has operations in Kuopio (department of church music) and Seinäjoki
Seinäjoki
at the University Consortium of Seinäjoki
Seinäjoki
(department of popular and folk music).

The university comprises three academies that were formerly independent universities: The Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki
Helsinki
(until 2013 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts ), the Sibelius Academy
Sibelius Academy
of the University of the Arts Helsinki
Helsinki
(until 2013 Sibelius Academy
Sibelius Academy
) and the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki
Helsinki
(until 2013 Theatre Academy Helsinki
Helsinki
). The total number of students is 1785 (as of 2015).

According to the university, the goal of the merger is to strengthen the education, research and artistic activity within the field of arts in the university sector on a national and international scale. Another objective is to provide more opportunities to have an impact on society through art.

The rector of the University of the Arts Helsinki
Helsinki
Jari Perkiömäki. Paula Tuovinen is the vice-rector of the university and Karri Kaitue is the chair of the university board.

CONTENTS

* 1 Admissions

* 2 Education and research

* 2.1 Degrees

* 3 Degree programmes

* 3.1 Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki (fine arts) * 3.2 Sibelius Academy
Sibelius Academy
of the University of the Arts Helsinki (music) * 3.3 Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki
Helsinki
(dance, theatre)

* 4 Notable staff

* 4.1 Academy of Fine Arts * 4.2 Sibelius Academy
Sibelius Academy
* 4.3 Theatre Academy

* 5 Student Union

* 6 Organisation

* 6.1 Rectors * 6.2 Board

* 7 References * 8 External links

ADMISSIONS

The University of the Arts Helsinki
Helsinki
offers over 30 degree programmes in the fields of music, fine arts, theatre and dance. The programmes lead to a Bachelor’s, Master’s or doctoral degree. The University of the Arts Helsinki
Helsinki
accepts applications once a year.

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

The university provides the highest level of education in the arts in Finland, also engaging in artistic activities and research. In addition to bachelor's, master's and doctoral studies, the university offers open and continuing education services. University of the Arts Helsinki's Sibelius Academy
Sibelius Academy
also offers junior academy studies.

DEGREES

At the University of the Arts Helsinki, students can complete Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral degrees in the fields of fine arts, music, theatre and dance.

DEGREE PROGRAMMES

ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS HELSINKI (FINE ARTS)

* Study Programme in Printmaking
Printmaking
* Study Programme in Painting
Painting
* Study Programme in Sculpture
Sculpture
* Study Programme in Time and Space Arts (moving image , site and situation specific art , photography ) * Praxis Master's Programme * Doctoral Programme

SIBELIUS ACADEMY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS HELSINKI (MUSIC)

* Arts Management * Church Music * Classical Music Performance, accordion * Classical Music Performance, early music * Classical Music Performance, forte piano * Classical Music Performance, guitar * Classical Music Performance, kantele * Classical Music Performance, orchestral instruments * Classical Music Performance, organ * Classical Music Performance, piano * Classical Music Performance, piano chamber music and lied * Classical Music Performance, vocal music and collaborative piano * Composition and Music Theory * Conducting
Conducting
* Folk Music * Jazz
Jazz
* Music Education
Music Education
* Music Technology
Music Technology
* Nordic Master in Folk Music * Nordic Master in Jazz
Jazz
* Popular and Folk Music (research)

THEATRE ACADEMY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS HELSINKI (DANCE, THEATRE)

* Degree Programme in Acting
Acting
(in Finnish) * Degree Programme in Acting
Acting
(in Swedish) * Degree Programme in Dance
Dance
* Degree Programme in Directing * Degree Programme in Dramaturgy * Master’s Degree Programme in Choreography * Master’s Degree Programme in Dance
Dance
Pedagogy * Master’s Degree Programme in Dance
Dance
Performance * Master’s Degree Programme in Lighting Design * Master’s Degree Programme in Sound * Master’s Degree Programme in Theatre Pedagogy * Master's Degree Programme in Live Art
Live Art
and Performance Studies (LAPS)

NOTABLE STAFF

ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

* Tuulikki Pietilä (teacher of printmaking, Art Academy School 1956-1960, now the Academy of Fine Arts) * Helene Schjerfbeck (teacher of a painting atelier and a figure drawing class at the Finnish Art Society’s Drawing School 1892-1902)

SIBELIUS ACADEMY

* Martti Rousi (Professor of Cello Music 1998) * Erik T. Tawaststjerna (Professor of Piano
Piano
Music 1986-) * Petteri Salomaa (Professor of Vocal Music 2003-) * Réka Szilvay (Professor of Violin Music 2006-) * Leif Segerstam (Professor of Orchestral Conducting
Conducting
1997-2013) * Einojuhani Rautavaara
Einojuhani Rautavaara
(Professor of Composition 1976-1990) * Veli-Matti Puumala (Professor of Composition 2005-) * Jorma Panula (Professor of Conducting
Conducting
1973–1993) * Erkki Melartin (director of the Helsinki
Helsinki
Music Institute 1911-1936, now the Sibelius Academy) * Hannu Lintu (Visiting Professor, Conducting
Conducting
and Orchestral Training 2014-) * Paavo Heininen (Professor of Composition) * Andrew Bentley (Artistic Professor of Music Technology
Music Technology
2015-) * Atso Almila (Professor of Conducting
Conducting
and Orchestral Training 2013-)

THEATRE ACADEMY

* Kari Väänänen (Professor of Acting
Acting
1.11.1992–28.2.1998) * Vesa Vierikko (Professor of Acting
Acting
2002–2012) * Ritva Valkama (Professor of Acting
Acting
1.8.1985–31.8.1988) * Jouko Turkka (Professor of Acting
Acting
1983–1985) * Pirkko Saisio (Professor of Dramaturgy 1.1.1997–30.6.2002) * Laura Ruohonen (Professor of Dramaturgy 1.6.2008–31.5.2013) * Kati Outinen (Professor of Acting
Acting
2002–2013) * Kaisa Korhonen (Professor of Directing 1.8.1995–31.7.2000) * Elina Knihtilä (Professor of Acting
Acting
2013-2018) * Hannu-Pekka Björkman (Professor of Acting
Acting
2013-2018)

STUDENT UNION

The University of the Arts Student Union is a student organisation that provides services and promotes the interest of its members. All Bachelor’s and Master’s students studying at any of the three academies of the University of the Arts Helsinki
Helsinki
are members of the University of the Arts Student Union. The Student Union was established on 1 January 2013 as a result of the merger between the student unions of the Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy
Sibelius Academy
and Theatre Academy. The University of the Arts Student Union is the only Finnish student union whose members exclusively consist of students studying in the field of arts.

In addition to promoting the interest of its members, the University of the Arts Student Union is in charge of Vapaan taiteen tila, a space for the university’s students to organise their own exhibitions, performances and events. The venue is located in an emergency shelter under the Katri Vala Park in Helsinki.

ORGANISATION

RECTORS

* Tiina Rosenberg 2013–1.6.2015 * Paula Tuovinen 2.6.2015–30.11.2015 * Jari Perkiömäki 1.12.2015–

BOARD

* Chair, LL.Lic. Karri Kaitue * Vice-chair, M.Sc. Kai Seikku * Professor Eeva Anttila (Theatre Academy) * Professor Vesa Kurkela (Sibelius Academy) * Faculty dean Elina Laakso (Sibelius Academy) * Planning officer Ann-Charlotte Karlsson (Theatre Academy) * LL.D. Kimmo Nuotio * PhD Marja Sakari * Student Annika Kempe (Sibelius Academy) * Doctoral student Jaakko Rustanius (Academy of Fine Arts)

REFERENCES

* ^ "University of the Arts Helsinki
Helsinki
- Open Campus - Front Page". www.uniarts.fi. University of the Arts Helsinki. Retrieved 26 July 2016. * ^ "University of the Arts Helsinki
Helsinki
- Sibelius Academy
Sibelius Academy
- Junior Academy". www.uniarts.fi. University of the Arts Helsinki. Retrieved 26 July 2016.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Official website * University of the Arts