Media and Film, Bachelor's Degree

Content of Media and Film studies

Media and film media professionals have a broad range of technical, content and production skills in the media sector. The Bachelors in Culture and Arts work in a wide range of technical, production and content-related roles in the media sector as part of teams and production organisations.

The Media and Film degree programme offers the possibility of two different study pathways: Technique and Expression or Production and Content. The media and art studies BA-diploma will provide the basic professional skills in the different areas of the audiovisual field and the prerequisites for becoming an independent, cooperative, investigative and responsible professional.

Media and Film graduates are innovative and creative in a rapidly evolving media environment and are able to develop their working environments. The aim is also to provide the skills for further study in the field and the ability to maintain and develop their own professional skills in a variety of working and learning environments.

Teaching methods and course structure

The language of teaching for the Media and Film degree is Finnish and it is currently not possible to complete the studies in English. The courses are held face-to-face at the Arabia campus in Helsinki.

The first year is studied in fixed year groups according to the timetable. The studies include the production, technical, content and narrative basics, knowledge of the working environment and general education courses such as communication and expression skills, observation and analysis, teamwork, process management and professional development. Some of the learning will be implemented through practical audiovisual projects. In the second and third years, the elective content of the studies is increased. Students can choose to deepen their knowledge either by technical and expressive skills in image, sound and post-production or production, scriptwriting and conceptualisation skills

Teaching is organised in multidisciplinary projects in cooperation with working life. During the fourth year, studies include an internship and a thesis, as well as planning your own career path.

Contact teaching is primarily provided during the day. Students are encouraged to set aside time in the evenings for independent study and practical work.


At the final stage of the studies, the student will complete a work-related thesis. The thesis can be completed as a functional work, in which case one of the components is a practical project, work or documentation. The thesis must always include a written thesis. The work may be carried out individually or in a small group.

Contact information

Aura Kaarivuo
Head of the Degree Programme
tel. +358 40 179 7459
aura.kaarivuo [at] (aura[dot]kaarivuo[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

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