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Vantaa Art School

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  • Vantaa
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Vantaa Art School (Vantaan kuvataidekoulu) offers basic education in visual arts to children and young people aged 5–20.

The students progress from one level to another in accordance with the syllabus of basic education in visual arts.

All courses are subject to a charge. The school has five teaching locations in Vantaa. The teachers are professional art teachers and visual media experts.

The school provides group teaching in Finnish once a week in the afternoons and in the evenings. Most of the groups have 12–14 students (groups for young children have fewer). The groups for young children and basic education groups have students of one or two age groups. In advanced groups, the age distribution can be higher. You can study at the school until the age of 21. A school year consists of 34 weeks, 16 in the autumn term and 18 in the spring term.

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Background information

Basic education in the arts is primarily intended for children and young people. The education is offered at art schools and adult education centres. It is goal-oriented, and progresses from one level to the next.

Basic education in the arts provides the students with capabilities for expressing themselves by artistic means and, should they wish, enables them to apply for a place in vocational and third-level education in the field of arts in question.

The education may be provided by municipalities, joint municipal authorities, associations, foundations and state institutions. The education is based on the nine principles of general and extensive syllabi defined for arts in the national core curriculum.

Basic information

The service is provided byVantaa city
Responsible for the serviceVantaa city
Area Vantaa
Available languagesFinnish, English
Text edited by: Vantaa city
Updated: 24/6/2022