XR Design Degree Programme at Metropolia UAS

On the same floor, right next to Helsinki XR Center (HXRC), is the study facilities of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences XR Design education program (XR Design). XR Design is one of Metropolia UAS’s Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Design.

Helsinki XR Center and the staff and students of XR Design work very closely together, and together we have formed an XR community at Metropolia UAS’s Culture Campus in Arabia, Helsinki. Right from the beginning, XR Design students have been an active and essential part of Helsinki XR Center’s projects and happenings.

Below you can find further information and links about XR Design Degree, and how to apply for the education programme.


XR Design students study interactive AR and VR application design and production using 3D graphics and game engines. Both XR technology and XR content creation are taught. Courses on photography, 2D graphics, traditional art and visual design are also included in curriculum.

After the XR Design studies the students are able to work in many areas of visual and application production, such as product and architectural visualization, game and simulation production, virtual set design, health technology or science visualisation.

A Bachelor’s Degree in XR Design can be obtained through full-time study in the daytime. The language of instruction in the degree programme is Finnish, but some courses will be taught in English in the spring term for the benefit of exchange students.

The teaching takes place in Arabia Campus – Helsinki, Finland.

Degree title: Bachelor of Design

Duration: 4 years

Extent: 240 ects credits

Next application period: 17.3.–31.3.2021

Study places: 20

Contact Information:

Ale Torkkel
Senior Lecturer

About Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland’s largest university of applied sciences, educates the professionals of tomorrow in the fields of Business, Culture, Health care and Social services, and Technology.

Metropolia’s Arabia Culture Campus
is a vibrant urban arena for ideas and stories. The campus attracts creative minds from diverse cultural fields, continuing the district’s long tradition of arts and design while boldly moving ahead in new directions.

Metropolia’s all operations of Culture and Arts will be centralized in Arabia, Helsinki by 2020. Metropolia will serve an important role in contributing and profiling area as Helsinki’s heart of creative arts.

More info about the Metropolia’s Arabia Campus.