Bachelor of Culture and Arts in Smart and Sustainable Design

General

Program Description

What Will You Learn?

Are you interested in sustainable and smart design in fashion, footwear or glass and ceramics? Do you want to learn how to design ecologically and ethically produced products and services? Are you fascinated by Nordic design? The contemporary world is growing ever more environmentally conscious and technology advances with huge leaps every day. It is important that you as designer understand the importance of sustainable values and the challenges of the circular economy. You will learn how to use and combine both traditional and modern techniques with design thinking and a strong creative and material-based mindset. You will study in a studio environment with modern facilities and earn a deep understanding of the product and production. The studies include active collaboration with businesses and a commercial focus in design. The staff has vast global networks.

What Will You Become?

There is a need for service and user experience design, where social media competence, marketing expertise, and visualization expertise are combined with designer competence. In our design education, you can choose your major subject in fashion, footwear or glass and ceramics design. After studies, you will master all the steps from product design to manufacturing. Smart and sustainable design education enables you to work as a designer in companies in different fields and in the public sector or act as an entrepreneur. Designers are increasingly setting up businesses and working in a diverse range of creative industries. Professional titles include, for example, designer, product assistant, product developer, entrepreneur, project manager, and buyer.

Application Period

Direct Application to HAMK Autumn 2019
  • Number of study places: not restricted
  • The application period begins: 1.10.2019
  • The application period ends: 17.11.2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments are given in by -
  • Entrance examinations to be announced
  • Information on admissions in December 2019
  • Confirmation of study place: 10.7.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin on August 2020
Joint Application to Higher Education Spring 2020
  • Number of study places: to be announced
  • The application period begins: 8.1.2020
  • The application period ends: 22.1.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Preliminary assignments are given in by -
  • Entrance examinations to be announced
  • Information on admissions 5.6.2020 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place: 10.7.2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time)
  • Studies begin on August 2020

Degree Program in Brief

  • Degree Title: Bachelor of Culture and Arts (BCA)
  • Duration (Years): 4
  • Extent (Credits): 240
  • Location of Full-Time Studies: Hämeenlinna
  • Language: English

Curricula of Smart and Sustainable Design

Are you interested in sustainable and intelligent design? Do you want to learn how to design ecologically and ethically produced products and services?

The contemporary world is growing ever more environmentally conscious and technology advances with huge leaps every day. It is important that design professionals understand the importance of green values, the challenges of circular economy and know-how to use and combine both traditional and modern techniques. Service design know-how and design thinking combined with business principles know-how create a good foundation for today’s designer.

In design education, you can choose your major subject in clothing, footwear or glass, and ceramics design. After completing your studies you will master all the steps from product design to manufacturing.

Smart and sustainable design education provides the ability to work as a designer in companies in different fields and in public organizations or act as an independent entrepreneur. There is demand for the service and user experience design, where social media competence, marketing expertise, and visualization expertise are combined with designer competence. People with design education are increasingly setting up their own businesses and working in a diverse range of creative industries. Professional titles include designer, entrepreneur, product assistant, product designer, product manager, buyer, project seller, and project manager.

Application Instructions

Timetable for HAMK's Direct Application in Autumn 2019
1 October 2019 Application period begins
17 November 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Application period ends
24 November 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Enclosures must be downloaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
TBA Entrance examinations
December 2019 Student selection results are published
10 July 2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Admitted applicants must confirm their study places
End of August 2020 The admitted students start their studies
Timetable for Joint Application in Spring 2020
8 January 2020 Application period begins
22 January 2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Application period ends
29 January 2020 Enclosures must be downloaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
End of February 2020 Entrance examination invitations will be sent
Beginning of April 2020 Entrance examinations
5 June 2020 Student selection results are published at the latest
10 July 2020 3:00 pm (Finnish time) Admitted applicants must confirm their study places

Tuition Fees for January 2020 Intake and Thereafter

Non-EU/EEA students
  • The tuition fee for Bachelor’s degree studies: €9700/academic year

The tuition fee must be paid at the time of confirming the study place. The fee must be paid at once and cannot be paid in installments. Please notice: tuition fees are charged directly by HAMK and should never be paid through third parties (i.e. educational agents).

There will be no tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students who:

  • Have started their studies before 1 August 2017.
  • Have accepted the study place in the 2016 joint application and have enrolled as absent.
  • Study in degree programs taught in Finnish.
  • Have an EU Blue Card granted in Finland.
  • Have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, type A permit.
  • Have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit.
  • Have an EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland.
  • Have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU).
Exemption from Tuition Fees

Students are required to provide one of the following documents to be exempted from paying tuition fees:

  • EU Blue Card granted in Finland
  • Continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit
  • EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland
  • Permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit
  • EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

Please notice: if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the admission process, please provide us the document immediately.

EU/EEA Students

There will be no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens. Check the specific list of the EU/EEA countries here.

Students are required to provide one of the following documents to be exempted from paying tuition fees:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland (citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register)

We reserve the right to change these terms.

Last updated October 2019

About the School

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) is a multidisciplinary higher education institution situated centrally in the most populated a??rea of southern Finland. HAMK offers inspiring higher educati ... Read More

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) is a multidisciplinary higher education institution situated centrally in the most populated a??rea of southern Finland. HAMK offers inspiring higher education and customer-oriented applied research. Häme University of Applied Sciences is authorised by the Government of Finland, and is situated centrally in the most populated area of the country, southern Finland, where about half Finland's population live. Read less
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