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TAMK Student's Handbook

Media and Arts - information for new students

Congratulations – you have been selected in the next intake! You are warmly welcome to join the TAMK community and start building your future. This page has information, guidelines and schedules, which help you in getting started. Please read these instructions carefully.


Please note, that changes on this information are possible. Please follow this site closely before the studies begin.

Studies start on 13 August 2024 at 10.00 in Mediapolis Campus.

If you need to bring your original certificates with you for verification, you have gotten / you will get a notification about it via email.


Orientation during the first contact week is not only mandatory for all students, it is the best way to get started. You will hear about facilities and services, meet with your study group and get to know each other, meet the key people in building your future: your tutor teacher, your study counsellor, and much more. Open University students join the orientation studies also. In case you are not able to attend orientation, please contact student counsellor (contact information below).

The preliminary programme of orientation week:

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams (later Teams) is an important communication channel during your studies at TAMK. Therefore, it is very important that you have access to it already before the Orientation days!

In order to join your group's Teams, you first need to activate and authenticate your TUNI user account.

A. If you already have Finnish online banking access codes, you can authenticate your TUNI user account here:

B. If you do not yet have Finnish online banking access codes you will need to you will need to use the Finnish Authenticator Identification Service and app to activate your TUNI account.:

AFTER you have activated your TUNI account you can request to join your own Team at

Remember to use your new account when logging in. You’ll be accepted to the group at the latest by the day when your orientation will start.


Take a closer look at your curriculum to better understand your study and learning goals. The individual descriptions of courses include methods, teachers, timing of the courses within the academic year, evaluation criteria and exam types.

Transfer of Credits and Accreditation of Prior Learning

Do you have prior university studies before starting at TAMK? You can apply for credit transfer for prior studies. Please contact your own student counsellor; see the contact information below.

Language studies

During Orientation Days there will be a language study info. All students starting their degree studies at TAMK take starting level tests in English and Swedish regardless of their previous studies (excluding students who are applying for exemption from English or Swedish). The tests are taken right at the beginning of the studies, and they can be taken only once. The tests are in TUNI Moodle, and the student can take them independently anywhere and anytime. The tests will give the student information about his/her skill level and a recommendation on how to proceed.


The classroom teaching will be conducted later on during the studies at TAMK  Mediapolis campus.

Contact information

Service Point TAMK (Studying and Education)

  • palvelupiste.tamk [at] (palvelupiste[dot]tamk[at]tuni[dot]fi)
  • tel. +358504142416

Student counsellor Maija Joensuu, maija.joensuu [at] (maija[dot]joensuu[at]tuni[dot]fi) tel.+35840 648 6306 (on vacation 21.6.-4.8.2024)

During summer holidays please contact palvelupiste.tamk [at]

Published: 2.4.2019
Updated: 12.6.2024