General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

0 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the Study Orientation is to provide the tools and support needed for the student to manage her studies successfully.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the Study Orientation the student is expected to know how to find information necessary for studies at Arcada. S/he should be aquainted with the curriculum and the specific demands of the degree programme and should be able to make a Study Plan for the academic year. Besides this the student is expected to be able to reflect upon how s/he can affect her studies and learning so that the study plan is goal-orientated and supports the professional growth.

Course contents

Introduction to Arcada and the studies

Managing your studies
Tutoring teachers and progress sessions

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended or required reading

Arcada student portfolio - me, my studies, my future

Study activities

  • Lectures - 9 hours
  • Individual studies - 11 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 20 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 11 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 9 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Reports and productions


Ekström Mia

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

må 28.8 kl.9.30-12.00 Allmän introduktion
13.00-15.00 Programspecifik introduktion
29.8-1.9 Möjlighet till handledning gällande ASTA
Period 1: 90min i klass inbokad i ARBS
Period 2: 90min i klass inbokad i ARBS

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

Course and curriculum search