Arctic Art and Design

University of Lapland

M.A. On Campus
24 months
8000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Arctic Art and Design master’s programme from University of Lapland has been developed to respond to the changing role of the creative professional in society. 


The Arctic Art and Design programme from University of Lapland is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Centre of Economic Development, Transport and the Environment. The content is designed to harness the potential of service design and applied visual arts in social, community or business contexts. Service design and applied visual arts are used by our students to work with clients and community groups to identify problems and create solutions - It’s creative collaboration.

The degree aims to develop:

  • professional expertise at the intersection of art and design practice
  • competence in interdisciplinary working with business and community groups
  • advanced skills in project design and management 
  • research and evaluation skills in art and design

Career Opportunities

Due to the focus on art and design skills coupled with practical project experience in interdisciplinary settings, a wide range of career options are open to graduates, for example:

  • project management in the creative industries
  • educational project working
  • independent creative consultancy
  • environmental art in partnership 
  • public art 
  • community-based art
  • education (adult and community based)
Employers could include tourism companies, local or national government, creative industries (galleries, museums etc) social services or educational institutions.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research for Designers
  • Participatory Design and Interactive Prototypes
  • Project Management
  • Arctic Art and Design Project
  • Entrepreneur Studies
  • Literature
  • Master's Thesis and Seminar
  • Space, Time and Place Workshop
  • Art and Environment Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible you must have:

  • a first-cycle degree (usually BA degree) in visual arts, design, media or architecture OR
  • a bachelor’s degree from another field of study containing the minimum of 60 credits in visual arts, design, media or architecture
  • a good command of English language for academic purposes

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • The fees are applicable to new master’s degree students from outside the EU or EEA countries.


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Arctic Art and Design
University of Lapland


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