Fanni Niemi-Junkola´s video work Henki / Breath (2016) took part in the Tampere Film Festival´s National Competition 8 in 2017.

The work was shown as a 12-minute screening version. It can be later seen as a full installation in Finlayson Art Area summer exhibition in Tampere.
Henki / Breath has been previously exhibited in Berlin, Showroom Berliini in Autumn 2016.

Fanni Niemi-Junkola works as a visual artist and as a senior lecturer in TAMK, focusing on moving image.
The film crew included a current lecturer from TAMK, cinematographer Tommi Moilanen (Media/Film & TV). 
Some former students of TAMK were also part of the production team: Jyrimatti Holm as a stedicam operator, Ville Hakonen (Wacky Tie Films) as an editor and Sanni Hujanen as a camera assistant. The music was composed by Pekko Käppi.

Henki / Breath was entered to the competition by AV-Arkki the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art.

Text & image:
Fanni Niemi-Junkola, MFA
Senior Lecturer / Head of Fine Art Study Path
Degree Program in Media and Arts
Tampere University of Applied Sciences  (TAMK)

TAMK's Art, Music and Media International Week is coming - and this year is a special one, as it's our 10th edition! The Theme for this year is FUTURE: Where Are We Now and the program includes workshops from TAMK and from our partners in Germany, The Netherlands, Lithuania and many more!

We'll also welcome personalities from the Art world, both from Helsinki and our own Tampere - and we'll have a workshop with Finnish guest artist duo Tärähtäneet ämmät.

Here you can see our full program - registrations will open in April, so get ready to snatch that place in the workshop you want :) !

Remember to follow us on  facebook, and check out our website:

Everyone is welcome to participate!

Three music bands from TAMK have been nominated to participate in the EXCITE Project.

Loud Lights, Rawbeena and F.U.N.C. are the three bands eligible to participate in the EXCITE Project representing Finland. These three bands have been formed by students of Media and Arts program.

The Excite project is a collaboration between nine organizations from nine different European countries that exchange young musical talent across European borders. The participating organizations are all about supporting young upcoming bands, and with Excite, they want to give bands their first European touring experience. This is achieved by working together with a selection of festivals from the participating countries. In that manner, 20 playing opportunities for 12 bands across 9 countries are created, providing the selected bands with an invaluable networking opportunity and a chance to gain experience.

TAMK (Media and Arts program) and Lost In Music festival are cooperating in Finland to provide a perfect base for exchanging, supporting and educating young talent (both artists and producers) participating in Excite.

Text: Carlos Portilla, 2017

Rawbeena: Frej Blomqvist 
Loud Lights: Arttu Laurila
F.U.N.C.: Photo - Andres Fouche / Graphic design - Tauno Sillanpää
Text edits: CF

Loud Lights

Loud Lights



The application period to TAMK’s Media and Arts programme and its study paths Interactive Media, Music Production and Fine Art ended on 25.1.2017. This time, the number of first-choice applicants was 334, which was a really good result in the new application system.

At the moment, our teachers are assessing the applicants' pre-tasks and portfolios. As a result for assessments we will invite about 100 applicants in total to an online interview - no more travelling to exams!. Invitation letters to online interviews will be sent in mid-February 2017. The online interviews will be organized 20.-23.2.2017.

The next application period will be next year, but it's good to start practicing your skills and expanding your portfolio already now in order to be ready for the next year's application. For motivation and more information, please check these student stories about studying in TAMK's Media and programme and it's study paths.

Interactive Media:

Fine Art:

Music Production:

Check also these new success stories (these are in Finnish only at the moment)

More stories will be published from each study path in future to give you a good insight to our studies. Hopefully these will also give an extra motivation to all who will be invited to online interviews and also for those who may not be invited to interviews this year. Stay tuned to follow latest news and our students’ stories!

Timo Kivikangas
Head of Degree Programme in Media and Arts