Degree Programme in Design

The degree studies in Design include Textile Design, Interior Architecture and Industrial Design. The extent of the Bachelor of Culture and Arts studies is 240 ECTS credits and the studies take four years. 

Degree Programme in Design is a leading educator in the field of design. The challenging structural changes, the latest technology of the field and its increasing internationalisation have been taken into consideration in the planning of the education.

Goals of the Degree Programme

The aim of the Degree Programme in Design is to provide the students with versatile skills and know-how for the expert duties in design and for practical assignments in the field. The programme strives for finding innovative solutions to current and future needs and promotes wide use of design in the metropolitan area.


The studies are focused on materials and form giving, management of production methods as well as on creative problem solving, professional communication, group work and interpersonal skills, economic thinking and management of new technology. The studies also include visual expression, design and professional IT applications. The aims of studies are based on mastering designing, production, design process and visual arts and building the professional identity.

Various work experience projects and working-life connected Bachelor's Thesis strengthen the working life aspect of the studies. Practical training in the companies of the field, whether in Finland or abroad, builds the student's professional identity. Part of the instruction is given in English by the visiting lecturers from other countries. The degree also includes language studies and the possibility to participate in international student exchange programmes.


Our degree programme welcomes exchange students every semester. The degree programme is taught in Finnish, but we provide selected courses with support in English. For further information, see the application instructions and the courses available for exchange students.

Contact Information

Päivi Fredriksson

Head of Degree Programme
Merja Kosonen

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Further information on the projects and studies within the degree programme can be found in the Design Blog