Fine Arts Campus

Artists have been graduating from the traditional Kankaanpää School of Fine Arts for over 50 years. Nowadays, the campus is part of SAMK and students can graduate as Bachelors or Masters of Fine Arts from the Finnish degree programmes.


  • About 130 students
  • Established by scuptor Kauko Räike and painter Juhani Tarna in 1965
  • Institution of higher education since 1996

Bachelor of Culture and Arts

  • 240 ECTS cr
  • Intake 25
  • Bachelor of Culture and Arts (in Finnish)

Master of Culture and Arts

  • 60 ECTS r
  • Intake 16
  • Master of Culture and Arts (in Finnish)

Video tour in the studying environment

A visual artist needs diverse know-how and skills to practice his or her profession and to develop it. The degree programme in Fine Arts guarantees the practicing as an independent artist and the continuous goal-oriented growth of one’s own professionalism. See the video and get acquainted with the campus and learning methods.

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Visiting address
Paasikivenkatu 24, Kankaanpää

Postal address
PL 76

+358 2 620 3000


Virtual tour of the Fine Arts Campus

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