Institute of Design and Fine Arts

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LAB Institute of Design and Fine Arts 

The LAB Institute of Design and Fine Arts is a well-respected institution and the largest BA level design educator in Finland, offering a wide variety of programmes in the fields of design, fine arts and visual communication.

The Degree Programmes in Design and Fine Arts

Our degree programmes in Lahti and Lappeenranta, although mainly taught in Finnish, welcome a large number of international exchange students annually. We work in close cooperation with the working life and conduct research, development and innovation activities also internationally. You can read more about RDI activities under Research and Development.

Studying in our degree programmes involves working in real-life assignments and projects. Cooperation with local and international businesses ensures that the content of the studies is up-to-date and the professional networking possibilities are outstanding. This has proven to be a valuable tool towards a running start to a successful career.

In Lahti, the Institute of Design and Fine Arts offers Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in the fields of design and visual communication.

In English we offer Bachelor's studies programmes in

The Bachelor’s studies in Finnish specialize in

  • Interior Architecture and Furniture Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Wearable Design
  • Visual Design
  • Media Design
  • Photography
  • User Experience and User Interface Design.

Our Master’s programmes in Lahti focus on

  • Design Thinking and Design Leadership
  • Digital Solutions of Design and Media.

In Lappeenranta, we offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in

  • Fine Arts.

The design and fine arts education of the LAB University of Applied Sciences carries on the long-standing traditions of the legendary Lahti Institute of Design and Imatra School of Fine Arts.

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Apply to LAB – Application Autumn 2023 💎

Apply to LAB and start your studies in January 2024.

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Institute of Design and Fine Arts – Application Assignments 2023

See the application assignments for the English-taught degree programme at the Institute of Design and Fine Arts. 

Further information about application

Admission Services, Lahti
Lahti Campus
+358 44 708 1385 or +358 44 708 1386
admissionsatlab [dot] fi