Academy of Fine Arts (Finland)
The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki
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, Finland
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 provides the highest university-level theoretical and practical training in the country in fine arts.

The Academy was founded in 1848 by a private foundation called The Art Society of Finland (or Finnish Art Society, or Finnish Art Association) (fi: Suomen Taideyhdistys). Back then the academy was called a Drawing School.

In 1939 it became The Finnish Art Academy School (fi: Suomen Taideakatemian koulu).

In 1985 it became The Academy of Fine Arts. In the beginning of 1993 the status of the Academy was raised to university level. 3.5 years of full-time study leads to the degree of Bachelor
Bachelor's degree
A bachelor's degree is usually an academic degree awarded for an undergraduate course or major that generally lasts for three or four years, but can range anywhere from two to six years depending on the region of the world...

 of Fine Arts, and the Master's degree
Master's degree
A master's is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice...

 takes two years longer to complete.

In 1920, Eliel Saarinen
Eliel Saarinen
Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen was a Finnish architect who became famous for his art nouveau buildings in the early years of the 20th century....

, a Finnish architect became a member of the Academy of Fine Arts.

In the academic year 2004-2005 the number of students was about 240. There are 13 full-time teachers, and about 50 teachers and lecturers working on an hourly basis.

The Academy of Fine Arts can be found at Kaikukatu 4 in the neighbourhood of Kallio
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, northeast of Helsinki center.

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