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Thesis Project and Reporting (20 cr)

Code: YO00BU71-3029

General information


21.11.2022 - 08.01.2023


01.01.2023 - 15.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

20 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Institute of Design and Fine Arts (LAB)


Lappeenranta Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Master’s Degree Programme in Culture and Arts, Fine Arts


  • Sampo Malin
  • Jussi Juurinen

Scheduling groups

  • Luennot (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)



Small groups

  • Luennot 1

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- implement the thesis on the basis of an approved thesis plan
- present the results or output of their thesis
- report on their thesis in writing in accordance with the thesis guidelines of LAB University of Applied Sciences
- as a maturity test, write a blog post, a press release or an article.

Implementation and methods of teaching

The thesis module consists of the independent preparation and supervision of an artistic thesis and the related research report. The course concludes with the publication of the artistic thesis, the submission of the research report and the maturity essay.

Supervision will take place both online and in situations requiring the presence of the student. The research report will be supervised online.

The course includes 2 seminars covering both parts of the thesis. In the intermediate seminar, the student will present the thesis phase of his/her thesis. The mid-term seminar will assess whether the thesis can be published according to the timetable. The mid-term seminar will take place online. The thesis seminar will provide feedback on the student's thesis and will take place at the place where the artistic part of the thesis is published. If the student's publication location is different from the group publication location, the thesis seminar will be arranged separately.

Timing and attendance

Attendance at seminars is required to complete the course.

Learning environment

Teams and independent work.

Student time use and work load

he course is 20 credits, which is 540h of study.


During the course, students will focus on the preparation of an artistic thesis and a research report on the thesis for publication. Students will participate in tutorials and seminars on the implementation of both components. As a rule, the supervision will take place among the whole group. The artistic thesis will be supervised in the form of a mid-term review. In these critiques, the artistic component will be jointly reflected upon on the basis of the student's presentation. The report is read in pairs and peer feedback is given. The reports are also discussed among the whole group. Personal guidance is also provided for the report, if necessary.

Participation in the mid-term and thesis seminars is compulsory. The seminars will be taught and separate instructions for participation will be given in Moodle. Once the thesis has been fully approved, the student will take a maturity examination.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

Successful completion of the thesis design course and participation in the subject seminars included in the course.

Assessment criteria

The teacher may ask the student to complete the course if it is important for the completion of the thesis process and the student's graduation.

Assessment scale


Failed (0)

-Failure to return the thesis
-Failure to comply with the requirements of the thesis.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

- be able to carry out the thesis on the basis of an approved thesis plan
- present the results or output of their thesis
- report their thesis in writing in accordance with the LAB-ammattikorkeakoulu's thesis guidelines
- write a press release or article as a maturity report.

The supervisor may ask the student to complete or correct the process deliverable or parts of the thesis in order for the thesis to be published and approved. Supervision will follow the LAB guidelines and criteria. The Visual Arts specific assessment criteria and assessment guidance questions can be found in Moodle YAMK Visual Arts.