About Pirkan opisto

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Pirkan opisto arranges courses, lectures and basic education in the arts in Nokia, Pirkkala, Lempäälä, Vesilahti and online


Pirkan opisto is an adult education centre that provides new knowledge and skills to people of all ages. With us, you can study art, crafts, music, languages and literature, home economics, sports and exercise, as well as information technology and a number of other fields. You can also attend our open, free public lectures.


Our institute is also home to the Pirkan opisto Art School, Music School, Dance School, Drama School and Media School. They provide basic education in the arts where students can proceed from one level to the next to achieve their long-term learning goals.


Pirkan opisto is one of the largest adult education centres providing life-long learning in Finland. The institute was established by the municipalities of Nokia, Pirkkala, Lempäälä and Vesilahti and arranges education in the liberal arts and hobby-based training, in addition to providing basic art education services for the four member municipalities.


The City of Nokia serves as the municipality in charge of Pirkan opisto’s operations. The institute is set up as a provider of liberal adult education under the City of Nokia Education Services. The governing body for the institute is the Pirkan opisto Division with representatives appointed by the member municipalities.


Some 47,000 sessions on roughly 1,900 courses are taught at the institute each year, with 600 students receiving individual music tuition and some 24,000 enrolled in group courses.


Pirkan opisto also arranges customized courses tailored according to the client’s needs.

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