Applied Visual Arts
Visual arts and cultural productions have become an integral part of the tourism-related experience industry. On the one hand, this requires new skills from the artists, and on the other, it offers an inviting setting for developing and enhancing the ways of creating art. The program aimed to integrate artistic skills as well as practise-based and scientific knowledge to create ecologically and ethically sound experience environments, services, and art productions that are based on the cultural heritage and traditions of the area and its people. The studies included project-based collaboration with cultural institutions and tourism companies in Lapland and the Barents region.
The Master’s Degree in Applied Visual Arts was a two-year program, 2011-2014. The graduates obtained the Master of Arts (Art and Design) degree. The programme was organized jointly by the Faculty of Art and Design at the University of Lapland and Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences as part of the Insitute for Northern Culture. The studies took place in Rovaniemi and in Tornio, Finland.
Photo credits: Riitta Johanna Laitinen, Glen Coutts, Salla-Mari Koistinen, Elina Härkönen, Juha Ryynänen