The College of Architecture and Design is pleased to provide two programs in Finland – one open to architecture majors, the Finland Summer Architecture Institute, and another for interior design majors, the Helsinki Metropolia University.
UTK Finland Summer Architecture
The UTK Finland Summer Architecture Institute is a 15 credit hour summer abroad program in Finland will focus specifically on the role of architecture within the broader context of national cultural identity. In the architecture of Finland, the constants of cultural conditions frame specific material and formal responses to a range of circumstantial interrelationships between the Finnish landscape and its architecture within an idiosyncratic character of indigenous language and culture. These responses, in the form of Finnish architecture, are highly sensitized to those interrelationships and constitute a deeply-rooted form of un-self-conscious artistic expression.
The broader frame of architectural design will be explored through an in-depth investigation of the work of Finnish architects and their architecture through drawing, physical and three-dimensional modeling and design work that explores and reveals each student’s experience of cultural assimilation. Note: Full participation in the program is tailored to students having completed coursework in either their third or fourth years in the design arts (art, architecture
and interior design).
Approximate Dates: May 22 – August 10, 2015
Students will stay in doubles rooms in the Domus Academia student residence hall in Helsinki and in hostels during excursions.
Helsinki Metropolia University
Interior Design Majors only (for 6 credit studio). This program meets the ID requirements for internship.
Available in fall and spring semesters.
Program cost estimate (see CIE for current costs)
Program fee: No program fee – see CIE for other expenses
Studio Fee: $600
Study Abroad Fee:$175
Fees do not include tuition (UTK), travel, meals, and other personal expenses. See the Estimated Budget Sheet located on the CIE website.