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Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

Published: 03.06.2016
Saimaa University of Applied Sciences.
Place
Koulukatu 5b
55120 -  Imatra
FINLAND
Mail:
eija.mustonenE-mailsaimia.fi
jenni.sokuraE-mailsaimia.fi
Phone:
+358 2049 66712
+358 2049 66719
Management:
Eija Mustonen
The main workshop.
The main workshop

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Intro
At the jewellery art department of the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences we treat jewellery as a body related discipline of contemporary art. We use the working process and various experiments as tools to develop ideas, find proper materials and suitable techniques to express a personal view on jewellery. Our aim is that the students obtain the ability to do independent research and develop their own concepts, the capacity to analyze and position their works in a broader contemporary context.

“Sometimes I just can’t understand why everyone don’t want to study jewellery. Studying here is not like going to school, but it doesn’t feel like going to work either. And it’s definitely more than a hobby.“
/ student comment


At the jewellery art department of the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences we treat jewellery as a body related discipline of contemporary art. Our aim is that the students obtain the ability to do independent research and develop their own concepts, the capacity to analyse and position their works in a broader contemporary context.
 
We expect jewellery to be performed in a professional way and for that reason we stress the importance of technical skills and knowledge about materials. The students are encouraged to experiment, to go beyond what they already know. In the schuster-nicole-schuster-nicole-beginning-2016-2016 of their studies, the students learn how to work with stone, precious metals and other related techniques. As a heritage of the foundation of our institute, stonecutting is still our strength and special skill.
 
We maintain relationships to international jewellery academies and support the exchange through various projects.
 
Imatra offer surroundings with fresh air, beautiful nature and especially the wonderful Lake Saimaa.
 
Polytechnic Degree in Fine Arts and Design, visual artist:
• Basic and professional studies 195 cr. (of which elective studies account for 15 credits)
• Practical training/project work 30 cr.
• Bachelor's thesis 15 cr.
• Total 240 cr.

Courses

Fine Art
Degree programme in visual arts, total 240 credits

The degree programme is designed to provide students with the skills necessary for work as a visual artist. It is based on the management of different forms and tools of expression required in a visual artist's work. During advanced professional studies and elective studies, students can specialise in a field of visual arts according to their interests and skills.

In addition to teaching the necessary working methods and professional technology, the degree programme develops the students’ understanding of a visual artist's work as an entity. An entity including artistic work but also safety and health at work, marketing, taxation and matters related to artists' associations and copyright.
 
Other specialisation fields at Saimaa University of Applied Sciences:
• Printmaking
• Sculpture
• Painting
• Photography
 

Specialisation: Jewellery Art
We use the working process and various experiments as tools to develop ideas, find proper materials and suitable techniques to express a personal view on jewellery. The rhythm of our semester consists of a mixture of Working as an artist-periods and weeks called Methods of Jewellery, when we concentrate on different kinds of techniques and methods.

The jewellery department at Saimaa UAS is small but vivid. At the moment lecturer Jenni Sokura is running the program. We find it important to have visiting artists and teachers during the semesters.
 
Selection of visiting guest teachers and lecturers:
Tarja Tuupanen (Finland), Mia Maljoki (Germany), Monika Brugger (France), Tanel Veenre (Estonia), Adam Grinovich (Sweden), Henri Sörensen (Finland), Shu-Lin Wu (Taiwan), Helena Lehtinen (Finland), Tiina Rajakallio (Finland)


Polytechnic Degree in Fine Arts and Design, visual artist, bachelor’s thesis:
• Basic and professional studies 195 cr. (of which elective studies account for 15 credits)
• Practical training/project work 30 cr.
• Bachelor's thesis 15 cr.
• Total 240 cr.

Linnala campus
Tietäjänkatu 3
FIN-55120 Imatra
 

Contact

Eija Mustonen, Degree Programme Manager Fine Arts
email: eija.mustonen@saimia.fi
 
Jenni Sokura,
Lecturer Jewellery department
email: jenni.sokura@saimia.fi  
 
Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

Fine Arts
Linnala campus
Tietäjänkatu 3
FIN-55120 Imatra

www.saimia.fi
www.saimia.fi/kulttuuri_galleria/index.php
 

Events      View / hide events

2015:
Meeting  07 Aug 2015 - 08 Aug 2015  KORU 5 Seminars.
Workshop  04 Aug 2015 - 06 Aug 2015  KORU 5 Workshops.
2009:
Workshop  02 Nov 2009 - 05 Nov 2009  KORU 3 Workshops.
Anni Myllyniemi. Object: Chopsticks, 2015. Glass, wood (padauk, willow, walnut), marble, epidote. Anni Myllyniemi
Object: Chopsticks, 2015
Glass, wood (padauk, willow, walnut), marble, epidote
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Hanna Ryynänen. Object: Seeds of life, 2014. Serpentine, branches, stone dust, paint, ready made. Hanna Ryynänen
Object: Seeds of life, 2014
Serpentine, branches, stone dust, paint, ready made
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Hanna Ryynänen. Photograph: Jewel among stones, 2015. Inkjet print. Hanna Ryynänen
Photograph: Jewel among stones, 2015
Inkjet print
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Jussi Järvinen. Belt: Bullets, 2015. Ceramics, steel wire, silver. Jussi Järvinen
Belt: Bullets, 2015
Ceramics, steel wire, silver
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Annie Wahlén. Object: Baroque Garden, 2013. Various stones, aluminium. Annie Wahlén
Object: Baroque Garden, 2013
Various stones, aluminium
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Jussi Järvinen. Brooch: Nipples, 2015. Concrete, copper, pins. Jussi Järvinen
Brooch: Nipples, 2015
Concrete, copper, pins
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Student working at the stone workshop.
Student working at the stone workshop

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Carving in process.
Carving in process

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Student at work.
Student at work

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2nd year students co-operating.
2nd year students co-operating

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Susa Laamanen. Body piece: The tribe of the blind, 2013. Latex, shellack, plastic. Susa Laamanen
Body piece: The tribe of the blind, 2013
Latex, shellack, plastic
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