How to apply


    Admission: 9-23 January 2019. The studies will begin in September 2019, and the degree will be awarded at the end of December 2020. In order to apply for the Master’s program Entrepreneurship in Arts you will need a Bachelor's degree in the field of art or culture from a university or university of applied sciences, and at least three years of professional experience after graduation (which needs to be shown in your CV/portfolio). You should be a professional artist with a focus on visual or audiovisual expression, communication or other media.

    The application consists of three parts:

    1. Electronic application through (9-23 January 2019). Please note that the application is not valid unless it has been filled in completely. Also note that the admission ends in the afternoon January 23rd, not by midnight.

    2.Preliminary assignment:

    All applicants must submit a pre-task by the end of the application period, no later than 30 January 2019 at 3 pm Finnish time. Pre-tasks submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applicants who have not submitted a pre-task will not be invited to the entrance examination. The pre-task must be approved in order for the applicant to be invited to the entrance examination. The pre-task will be evaluated on a pass or fail basis.

    The pre-task consists of a portfolio that represents the applicant’s artistic body of work, as well as a motivation letter and a reference. The portfolio should be uploaded electronically in the online application form in pdf format (max 10 MG file) or sent to Work samples consisting of moving images or sound should be uploaded elsewhere and given as a link in the portfolio. The portfolio should also contain the applicant’s CV and artist statement. 

    A freely formulated motivation letter should be also be uploaded in connection to the portfolio, the success of the application relies heavily on it. You need to provide at least one reference (name of the person, job title, relationship to the applicant, and contact details). The applicant is encouraged to have a general idea about personal goals with their education in their motivational letter.


    The pre-task should be uploaded in the online application form by 30.1.2019 at 3 pm

    3. Entrance exam in Jakobstad, Finland, March 2019. All qualified applicants with preliminary assignments that have been approved will be called to the entrance exam. The exam will consist of an interview, about 20-30 minutes per applicant. Depending on the applicant´s geographical location the interview can be held via Skype, even though we would love to meet the applicants in person. The interview will also serve as an English language test, since the program will be taught in English.