Novia University of Applied Sciences

MA of Culture and Arts

Entrepreneurship in the Arts

Campus Allegro

Köpmansgatan 10

FI-68600 Jakobstad



Tel +358 (0)44 7805876

Practical information


The on-location study blocks around the world will last about five to seven days. During these intense study trips the students will dive headfirst into the arts business through meetings with key persons and visits to various important hubs of the art world. Depending on the extent of the external funding, the destinations and program may vary from the ones now mentioned, but the focus will nevertheless be on international networking and expertise within the field of art.


The studies in Jakobstad (for a total of about four weeks), will take place during two weeks in the autumn 2019 and two weeks in late sprig or early autumn 2020. During these intensive on-location study periods, all students should be present in Jakobstad. International lecturers and supervisors will be available in Jakobstad during these periods.

Jakobstad is a small coastal town in the Ostrobothnia region in the middle of Finland. The area is bilingual and has a vital cultural life. There are two airports close to Jakobstad, Kokkola/Petarsaair airport within 30 kilometers of the town, and Vaasa airport at 100 kilometers. Both airports have connections to Stockholm among other cities. By train you will arrive to the Jakobstad region through Bennäs station, about 10 kilometers from the center of Jakobstad. In Jakobstad there are different kinds of accommodation available.

Campus Allegro is a new campus located at the heart of the town Jakobstad. A living center of the arts, creativity and well-being has been created around three rediscovered 18th-century streets. The educational units that comprise the dynamic campus are the Universities of Applied Sciences of Novia and Centria, the YA! Vocational Education and Training, the Music Institute of the Jakobstad Region and the Children’s Art School, Balatako. The 400-seat Schauman Concert Hall with an orchestra pit and the White Box exhibition center for upcoming art exhibitions make Allegro a well-known cultural meeting place. More than 300 students frequent Campus Allegro daily.

The MA-program is free of charge for EU citizens.

For students from non-EU countries there is a tuition fee. Read more about the tuition fees here

The tuition fees do not concern those who are:

  • already enrolled at Novia UAS (before 2017)

  • EU/EEA citizens or their close family members (children or spouse)

  • residing in Finland or the EU/EEA on a permanent basis (has one of the following: continuous residence permit (type A), permanent residence permit (type P/P-EU) or has the EU-Blue card).  

There is a scholarship system in place for students required to pay the tuition fee. Students can apply for the scholarship before the beginning of their second year of studies (as fee-paying students). The scholarship will be granted based on success in previous studies at Novia UAS.