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Visual Communication

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Programme

Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design, Motion Graphics) students study the design of both printed and electronic media. The training consists of theory in visual expression and thinking, information about production processes in the graphic industry, the software used in making them, practical work in arts subjects and applied professional subjects and basic information about commercial operations.

Students choose to specialise in either Graphic Design or Motion Graphics. In both choices, the student gets the necessary skills of graphic design and the ability to design and implement marketing communication.

The language of instruction in the Media degree programme is Finnish, but some courses will be taught in English in the spring term for the benefit of exchange students.

We offer our students high-quality education in a positive and international atmosphere. Our aim is to provide our exchange students a memorable exchange period. To see the courses available to you in Visual Communication, please visit the link below.

Student story

Kia, Finland

I’ve really enjoyed my studies at Metropolia so far. The teaching is quite relaxed, there aren’t plenty of exams at all on our line of study. The courses mainly consist of teaching and independent working with bigger and smaller assignments. We also sit down every now and then to give feedback and comments on each other’s assignments, which has been very beneficial. Our school days are anything but long and tiring.

Enjoy your exchange, get to know tons of new people, new customs and learn new things. Oh and most importantly remember to have fun! ”

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Kia from Helsinki, Finland is a Visual Communication degree student in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. She told us little more about her studies and experiences in Metropolia.

“I’m a 20-year-old Visual Communication student from Helsinki. I study on the printed line of Visual Communication in Metropolia. I’m especially interested in illustration, typography and layout. In my case the course selection of Visual Communication in Metropolia was the first reason I applied. On the printed line I get to study just the subjects I’ve actually always been really interested about. Before applying, I read and heard a lot about what’s it like to study in Metropolia, and I got the idea that the education is very practical. And it has been just that! Metropolia was also my first choice while applying because of the good location.

The Finnish education system is amazing. At times I really wonder how it’s possible for us to study here practically free of charge in such fancy properties with such luxurious equipment. The course variety in Metropolia is huge, you can study practically anything. Also the atmosphere is really comfortable and school is filled with super talented people. It’s easy to stay motivated when you’re constantly surrounded by crazy creative people!

I’ve really enjoyed my studies at Metropolia so far. The teaching is quite relaxed, there aren’t plenty of exams at all on our line of study. The courses mainly consist of teaching and independent working with bigger and smaller assignments. We also sit down every now and then to give feedback and comments on each other’s assignments, which has been very beneficial. Our school days are anything but long and tiring. Our teachers are also very dedicated to their job and so supportive.

At Metropolia you’d really feel welcome, the whole school and it’s people are really approachable and helpful. Even though the Finns might seem to have a cold and hard shell, once we’re surrounded by people like ourselves, we might just open up and relax more easily! 😀 I can sincerely recommend Metropolia as an exchange school, especially the Visual Communication line. During just this first year of school I can really say I’ve learned and improved a lot, so I’m sure you’ll be able to get a lot out of even a short term exchange here.

Enjoy your exchange, get to know tons of new people, new customs and learn new things. Oh and most importantly remember to have fun!”


Project showcase

Poster Design/Typography
Poster Design/Digital Printing
Poster Design/Typography

The assignment was to choose a popular song and create a typographical poster based on that chosen song. This poster was executed by Kia Leskinen, autumn 2017.

The assignment was to create a poster concerning The Finnish Civil War in 1918.

The course included digital printing and the students got to print their own work. This poster was executed by Kia Leskinen, spring 2018

The goal of this project was to design posters in the honor of Finland’s 100-year birthday. Posters were part of course on typography and basic principles in visual communication. All the posters were excecuted by first year students of visual communication.