Bachelor of Culture and Arts
The scope of the Bachelor of Culture and Arts (Media) degree is 240 ECTS credits, including core and complementary competencies courses. Core competencies consist of basic studies, professional studies, professional practice and the thesis, providing students with the basic skills and professional expertise required by the degree. Complementary competencies studies, consisting of other professional and elective courses of the student's choice, allow students to broaden and specify their competencies according to their interests.
Core competencies are acquired mainly in the major subject professional studies, which may include common modules with other major subjects. Studies proceed from the basics in the first years to more and more advanced courses in the student's chosen subject.
The student's own activity is crucial, as learning takes place by doing. In the hands-on processes, students achieve the mastery of their particular medium (camera, software, etc.), but also find their own personal expression using these media.
To acquire complementary competencies, students select study modules to deepen their knowledge in a specific professional field. Elective studies (15 ECTS) are part of complementary competencies, and students can select courses from the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Media, or other courses provided by the Institute of Design and Fine Arts, the Lahti University of Applied Sciences, or other universities. Students choose their specialisation in consultation with major subject tutor-teachers in a special session, known as a HOPS discussion, where a personal study plan is created for each student.
Specialisation also takes place through practical training in jobs or school projects, or working as an entrepreneur or sole trader. The studies have been designed to be multidisciplinary and closely linked with working life.
The studies in media are implemented in an interesting operational environment, in which a creative community and a community spirit play a major role. Students learn the knowledge and skills required in media professions mainly through various hands-on design projects. The design projects are often commissioned directly by our business partners, enabling students to become familiar with the processes and operational models of the industry while studying.