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UYTY0116 Socially-engaged Art, 2 ECTS cr. 
Code UYTY0116  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Socially-engaged Art  Abbreviation Socially-engage 
Credits2 ECTS cr.  Date of expiry  
TypeBasic studies Subject0154 Environment, Art and Community 
ClassCourse  Hours  
Study right   GradingPass, Fail, Grades 1-5 
Recommended timing 
Organisation Faculty of Art and Design 


Learning outcomes
Having completed the course the student can
-outline the operating area of applied visual art
-recognize the skills needed by a visual artist in designing and implementing event environments and events
-understand the theoretical principles community art activity


Outlining the differences between visual art, community art, community based art education art, architecture. The course will explore specific strategies and approaches to socially engaged art practices through readings and direct engagement with community-based projects. Application options of visual art in event environments and programme services. Principles of art’s eff on wellbeing


Lectures and exercises 24 h, independent work 51 h


Active participation in lectures and exercises. Implementation of tasks and group work

More literature information and extra material 

Jokela, T; Coutts, G. & Härkönen, E. Cool. Applied visual art in the North, 2013
Coutts, G. & Jokela, T. (Eds.) Art, Community and Environment, 2008
Grande, J. Balance. Art and Nature, 2004
Kylänen, M. & Häkkinen A. (eds.). Articles on Experiences 5 – Arts and Experiences, 2007
Ahonen A. etl all. Crystals of Children’s Well-being. Cross Boarder Collaboration between Schools in the Arctic, 2008
Articles handed out during the course


1–5 / fail


4th period

Target Group 

First year of Master’s studies


Art Education lecturer

Language of instruction 



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