Design and Fine Arts

LAB Institute of Design and Fine Arts
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The LAB Institute of Design and Fine Arts is a well-respected institution and the largest BA level design educator in Finland.

We offer a wide variety of programmes in the fields of design, fine arts and visual communication.

In Lahti, the Institute of Design and Fine Arts offers Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in the fields of design and visual communication. The Bachelor’s studies in Finnish specialize in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design, Industrial Design, Wearable Design, Graphic Design, Media Design, Photography, and User Experience and User Interface Design. In English we offer Bachelor's studies in an Industrial Design programme and a Packaging and Brand Design programme.

Our Master’s programmes in Lahti focus on Design Thinking and Design Leadership, and Digital Solutions of Design and Media.

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

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 Spring 2022 💎

The next application period for English-taught degree programmes is 5-19 January 2022.

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Institute of Design and Fine Arts – Application Assignments 2022

See the application assignments for the English-taught degree programmes 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