|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€2,000 per semester|
|Application fee||€100 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Master level (MA) applicants are required to have completed a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.
At least 60% of the possible maximum results is expected.
Please see a list of required documents here: www.tlu.ee/en/masters
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All required documents must be uploaded with the application by the application deadline. Please do not send your documents by post until you have personally been asked to do so. Please also read the country-specific requirements (www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements). There may be specific requirements for which documents need to be uploaded.
Once you have been asked to send your documents by post, please make sure that the copies of education documents have been officially certified (www.tlu.ee/certified-copies-and-translations-educational-documents).
The address for sending your documents is:
Please read about the application procedure here: www.tlu.ee/en/application-procedure
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic: 5.5
More information about language proficiency requirements is available at www.tlu.ee/en/proof-english-proficiency
Language test can also be carried out at Tallinn University for EU/EEA citizens.
Students coming from Finland don’t have to prove their language proficiency if they have at least “cum laude approbatur” (pitkä oppimäärä) in their matriculation certificate.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
Creative portfolio – the best examples of candidate’s. Creative works including photographs, short films, videos, essays, scripts, poems, etc.
*A relevant portfolio is required. Creative portfolio presented on a digital platform (Vimeo, personal website, etc.) – the best examples of candidate’s creative works including photographs, short films, videos, essays, scripts, poems, etc. (30%)
Additional materials (portfolio, CV, letter of motivation) to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative assignment that assess candidate’s creative potential will be given during candidates 1st interview time. Candidate will have 2-3 days to complete the visual story in the key of documentary film.
Students with long-term medical conditions, may encounter obstacles in higher education. Aiming to provide equal education students have the opportunity to apply for adjustments to compensate for the disadvantage that their condition may result in. Lectures have the right to give reasonable adjustments, but not an obligation. Applicants applying for adjustments to be made during the admission exams due to their physical or psycho-social special need must submit a copy of medical proof of this special need.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please also see the country specific requirements: www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements
Country specific requirements may not apply to all countries, please see if Your country is on the list.
The Audiovisual Media: Documentary Film MA programme focuses on visual anthropology. During the studies the students receive knowledge about scriptwriting, directing and producing various genres of documentary films. They learn the basics of film language and narratives in documentaries. At Tallinn University it is possible to do that in a multicultural environment together with lecturers and coursemates from different countries. On daily basis our students are able to use a studio complex with modern TV, film and editing equipment.
The programme is held jointly with the School of Humanities’ Visual Anthropology specialization, which gives the students knowledge about cultural anthropology and the methodology of field work. During the studies the students will produce three short films and a master’s production.
Graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills to proceed with the career of a documentary filmmaker.