Vocational Qualification in the Arts and Crafts Industry: Sámi Handicrafts

Earn your major in:

Soft Handicrafts: fabric, leather and fur.

Hard Handicrafts: precious metals, gemstones, reindeer antler and bone, wood, jewelry production.

Learn the foundations in manufacturing traditional Sámi handicrafts using materials gathered from nature. Learn about marketing and business, entrepreneurship, and digital skills.  Arts and crafts studies are versatile.





3 years full-time study


Jatkuva haku




Contact-based Teaching


Sámi handicraft artisan students learn to make high-quality handicrafts, justify choices in material and design, are entrepreneurial, and serve clients. They understand the importance of cultural and traditional knowledge for themselves and their environment. During the first year of studies, a personal study development plan is prepared for each student.

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The Sámi Education Institute prepares students for employment in the workforce. We provide training for young adults and mature students. We provide companies and communities with work-based training and development services.

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The Sámi Education Institute works closely with companies and other organizations in the region. We are actively developing our services to provide workplace solutions.

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