From hobbyists to vocational studies, higher education and all the way to doctorates

You can start your journey at the Finnish Music Campus as a baby by attending the musical playschool and then continuing on to basic education in the arts and progress through the Schildt general upper secondary school music track and the Gradia vocational upper secondary qualification of music all the way to higher education. Jamk University of Applied Sciences and the University of Jyväskylä offer degree programmes in music pedagogy, music teaching and expertise in the field of culture. The Music Campus also offers post-graduate study options all the way to doctorates.

The Finnish Music Campus offers music professionals a unique viewpoint to music pedagogy, research and development in the field. Expertise can be utilised across institutional borders with the help of EduFutura Jyväskylä.

Opportunities offered by EduFutura Jyväskylä

The Music Campus is one of EduFutura Jyväskylä’s focus areas, enabling students to embark on study paths that are more flexible than before and take a fresh new approach to learning.

The Music Campus TEKOJA event series offers more than 300 events each year

Numerous top experts in culture and arts, vocational students and enthusiastic hobbyists operate at the Music Campus. The shared TEKOJA event series organised by the Music Campus features more than 300 high-class events each year; concerts, gigs, seminars, public lectures, public defences of doctoral theses, public events and larger co-productions with local arts organisations.

In addition to these, the campus also hosts regular performances of top musicals and operas, and you have the chance to listen to some of the Music Campus’s own songwriters, future professionals, in the annual REC JKL showcase for creative music production. The Music Campus engages in close cooperation with educational institutions in different branches, the Foundation for Music Promotion in Central Finland and professional organisations in the field of arts and music, such as Jyväskylä City Theatre and Jyväskylä Sinfonia.

Application guidance

Gradia Jyväskylä, music and dance
Services for applicants: hakupalvelut@gradia.fi, +358 (0)40 341 6193
Musician training: Kaisu Salminen, study secretary, +358 (0)40 341 6065
Basic education in the arts: Mira Friman, office secretary, +358 (0)40 341 5887

Jamk University of Applied Sciences, music
Services for applicants: hakijapalvelut@jamk.fi, +358 (0)40 556 0409
Degree programme in music: Tiina Kangaspunta, Study Affairs Coordinator, +358 (0)40 351 8355
Practice Music School: Veera Mäkirinta, Education Coordinator, +358 (0)50 572 6349

University of Jyväskylä, Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies
Services for applicants: hakijapalvelut@jyu.fi, +358 (0)40 805 4132


Finnish Music Campus
Pitkäkatu 18-22
40700 Jyväskylä &
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyväskylä

Director of Finnish Music Campus (term 2022-2025)
Jarmo Kivelä
+358 40 341 5899

Karri Kallio
+358 50 406 5230