What does the alumni network do?



Mentoring is collaboration between alumni and students, aiming to support students in their professional development and transition to work life. Sibelius Academy has a mentor programme for master’s degree students. The Theatre Academy provides mentoring for both bachelor’s and master’s degree students.




The Academy of Fine Arts is focusing on international initiatives in order to achieve new levels of excellence in visual art education. The new international residency program brings together university-level arts education, free-form creative work, and teacher and student communities. Resident scholarships offer the Academy of Fine Arts Alumni an opportunity for artistic and theoretical postgraduate studies on high-end residencies abroad. 


Artist meetings


University of the Arts Helsinki alumni are recognized artists in their own fields and are frequently asked to lecture on their art to students. Acquainting oneself with different career paths and experiences is fruitful for students.


Alumni speeches


The alumni are invited to different events to, for instance, give speeches for students at graduation ceremonies and at openings.