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UYTY0107 Introduction to Community, Art and Environment Studies, 4 ECTS cr. 
Code UYTY0107  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Introduction to Community, Art and Environment Studies  Abbreviation Introduction to 
Credits4 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: After the course the student knows
-variety of concepts and definition connected to community art and environmental art
-historical background of community art and environmental art
-how community art and environmental art are part of contemporary art, art education


Environmental art, land art and public art, community art, community based art education, applied visual arts


Lectures and seminars 14 hours, independent work 94 hours.


Active participation to the lectures and seminars, learning tasks defined in the lectures.

More literature information and extra material 

Ahonen A. et. all.: Crystals of Schoolchildren’s Well-being. Cross Boarder Collaboration between 11 Schools in the Arctic, 2008
Coutts, G. & Jokela, T. (Eds.) Art, Community and Environment, 2008
Grande, J. Balance. Art and Nature, 2004
Hyry-Beihammer, E; Hiltunen, M. & Estola, E.: Paikka ja kasvatus, 2014
Jokela, T; Coutts, G. & Härkönen, E.: Cool. Applied visual art in the North, 2013
Jokela, T. & Coutts, G.: RELATE NORTH 2014: engagement, art and representation, ​2014
Jokela, T.& Coutts, G.: RELATE NORTH: art, heritage & identity, 2015​
Jokela, T; Hiltunen M. & Härkönen, E.: Art-based action reseach. Participatory for the north, 2015
Kylänen, M. & Häkkinen A. (Eds.).: Articles on Experiences 5 – Arts and Experiences, 2007
Warwick, R. (Ed.): Arcade Artists and Place-making, 2006
Shared articles


Pass / fail


1st or 2nd period

Target Group 


Language of instruction 

Lectures in English.

Additional information 

The lectures will be in English.


Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type ECTS cr. Teacher Schedule
Reg. time is off. Introduction to Community, Art and Environment Studies  Lecture course  Glen Coutts 
09.11.21tue 13.00-17.00
11.11.21thu 13.00-16.00
18.11.21thu 13.00-16.00
23.11.21tue 13.00-17.00

Upcoming exams
No exams.