University of Lapland the University of Lapland is the northernmost university in Finland and in the European Union. Located in the city of Rovaniemi, on the Arctic Circle, the University of Lapland is an international, multidisciplinary university whose areas of expertise include Arctic affairs and
As a researchbased higher education institution, the teaching and research facilities offer students and scholars the opportunity to pursue academic excellence, at all levels – all the way up to PhD studies – in the fields of arctic issues, tourism, art and design, law, education, and the social sciences. Our state of the art research facility, the Arctic Centre, conducts internationally recognized, cuttingedge
research on the interactions between people and the
environment in the Arctic.
● Faculties: Art and Design, Education, Law, Social Sciences
● Other Units: Arctic Centre, Education and Development Services, Open University, Central Administration
● Lapland University Consortium Shared Units: Multidimensional Tourism Institute, Institute for Northern Culture, Library, Support Service Centre (R&D Support Services,
IT Services, Educational Support Services)
Faculty of Art and Design
The Faculty of Art and Design offers universitylevel
art and design education (B.A.; M.A; Doctorate). The Faculty has five degree programmes which include audiovisual media culture, graphic design, art education, textile and clothing design and industrial design. The faculty also provides fine art and cultural studies.
Art Education offers a Master’s degree programme in visual arts education. Graduates are qualified to teach art in the comprehensive schools, upper secondary schools, vocational
schools, and in visual art schools for children and the youth. The major in art education consists of cumulative modules in practical art education, image theory, artistic expression
and research. One of the minor subjects is called Community, Art and Environment study module, during which students can concentrate on either environmental art issues or on
performative art questions. The teaching in the art education programme has been developed to address the variety of responsibilities students encounter in present and future art