Kuopio Academy of Design
curriculum autumn 2022

The Stone Age and the birth of design

Primitive forms and functionality have been part of the creation of the design since the beginning.

During the semester, we get to know the basics of design through elements familiar from the Stone Age. At the beginning of the timeline of the history of Finnish design, the senses are opened to design and natural materials are utilized.

  • senses and natural materials
  • reduction
  • basic shapes and dimensions
  • the object's development arc


3.25 course credits of basic studies are completed in the autumn term. You have the possibility to carry out 1-3 course credits as elective studies in addition. 

Handicraft as part of visual culture 0.5 cr

Craft design and manufacturing process 2.75

  • Material knowledge 0,5 cr
  • Craftsmanship and competence 1 cr
  • Expression and creative problem solving 1 cr
  • Documentation 0.25 cr

Autumn term 2023

Children’s Design Academy (7–9)

on Mondays at 17–19.30.

Childrens´ Design Academy (10–12)

on Tuesdays at 17-19.30.

Teens’ Design Academy (13–16)

on Thursdays at 17–19.30.

Adults’ Design Academy

on Wednesdays at 17–20.

eDesign Academy

on Mondays 17–19.30 (evening group)

on Tuesdays at 10–12.30 (daygroup)


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