The School of Media and Performing Arts was established in 1999. The school has three degree programmes: in music, dance teacher education and communication. During academic year 2014–2015 there are around 450 students and 60 staff members in the school.The Library of Media and Performing Arts serves the educational needs of the different degree programmes The Library of Media and Performing Arts serves the educational needs of the different degree programmes.
All the degree programmes are located in a common campus area, in which technology and culture come into contact on a daily basis. School of Media and Performing Arts has its' own premises right next to Oulu University of Applied Sciences' School of Engineering and School of Renewable Natural Resources. The premises enable a wide synergy and innovative collaboration between different education programmes.
The Degree Programme in Music includes the options of music pedagogue (both classical and pop and jazz) and musician (church music), both as youth and adult education.
Music pedagogues find employment in teaching, guidance and training duties in vocational education, basic art education, music and art institutes and liberal adult education. Musicians find employment as church within the Evangelical-Lutheran Church.
The Degree Programme in Dance Teacher Education includes the options of ballet, folk dance, ballroom dance and show dance. The curriculum of the dance teachers includes 60 credits/ECTS credits of pedagogical studies, which are implemented in co-operation with Oulu University of Applied Sciences' School of Vocational Teacher Education.
The objective of dance teacher education is to educate future dance teachers who are independent, versatile and professionally skilled, and who are able to enthusiastically take care of their duties in their chosen field. The main emphasis in the education is to develop the students’ professional identities as dance pedagogues. Dance teachers find employment in teaching, guidance and training duties in basic art education, music and art institutes and liberal adult education.
The Degree Programme in Communication includes the options of journalism and visual design. The education provides graduates with the knowledge and skills required for work for example as journalists, visual artists in both traditional and online media, and in different duties in both graphic design, design of media products (Web, Mobile ,TV, etc.) and organisational communication.
Degree Programme in Music
Degree Programme in Dance Teacher Education
Degree Programme in Communication
Ms Katja Kurasto (outgoing mobility)
Mr Bastian Fähnrich (incoming mobility)
Office hours from Monday to Tuesday 9:00 – 11:00 and 12:00 – 14:00
The International Relations Office is located at the Kotkantie Campus opposite of the Student Services Office, C-wing, 1. floor.