Kuopio Academy of Design
curriculum spring 2020

Medieval Time - A New Time for Design

Medieval castles and the development of the printing technology. We learn to express our own solutions and to listen to and appreciate others. During the semester, students study material design and proportions. We meet the great visionaries and inventors of the era, and make experiments and observations on various materials. We learn how printing technology evolved and get to know the various printing techniques.

- Materials

- Printing technology

- Inventions, mechanics

- Scale models


During a term, 3.25 credits of the basic studies will be completed. In addition, it is possible to complete optional studies (1–3 credits).

Crafts as part of visual culture 0.5 credits.
The design and production process of crafts 2.75 credits.

  • The basics of design 0.5
  • Material knowledge 0.5
  • Craftsmanship and skills 0.5
  • Expression and creative problem solving 1
  • Working on a portfolio 0.25


Spring term 2020

Children’s Design Academy (7–12)
on Mondays at 16–19.

Teens’ Design Academy (13–16)
on Thursdays at 16:30–19.

Adults’ Design Academy
on Wednesdays at 17–20.

18.5.2020 the Design Academies’ closing ceremony
The closing ceremony for all groups at Piispantalo, Kuopio Academy of Design.