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MACraft Studies

Tuition fee €2,600 per year
Application fee €60 one-time

Application fee is non-refundable.

More information

artun.ee/en/curricula/design-and-crafts 

Overview

The Craft Studies (former Design and Crafts) curriculum expands on the discipline and understanding of contemporary crafts and advances professional development, critical expression, and artistic research into materials, processes, concepts and identities. Through studio work and craft theory, students take part in recrafting the cultural, social, economic and ecological narratives. This program is a hub for emerging craft makers and thinkers.

Main focus:

- material- and process-based autonomous practices
- artistic research and creative authorship
- integrated traditional know-how and innovation
- meaningful narratives in materials and process

The aim of the program is to investigate the shifting paradigm of the world around us while critically discussing, rethinking and reimagining the role of making practices. Craft Studies operates alongside the peripheries and advocates for non-hierarchical material engagements.

The MA in Craft Studies provides students with an educational framework for drafting individual material- and medium-based practices with a focus on studio and research. This interdisciplinary hands-on program fosters elemental curiosity, critical thinking, cultural phenomena and making. Rooted within craft research, students undertake material explorations, field trips and theoretical challenges, and advance their own specialization.

The curriculum collaborates with and leans on the competence and traditions of the Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery and Blacksmithing, Textile, Accessories, Fashion departments and specialised labs at EKA.

This craft-centred curriculum leads students to contextualization, reflecting on and through their own practice; and places value on knowledge sharing and experiences, merging traditional and contemporary high- and low-tech approaches, innovation and envisioning of future craft practices.
In addition to the artistic research methodologies, students gain insight into contemporary craft theories, post-colonial contexts, heritage, identities, and environment. Some of the accompanying seminars touch upon concepts of material agency, object-oriented-ontology, phenomenology, semiotics, anthropology, migration and belonging, speculative fabulations, tactile knowledge, etc.

Programme structure

Total required 120 credits:
24 ECTS specialist subjects
18 ECTS electives from the Faculty of Design
6 ECTS theory subjects from the Faculty of Design
15 ECTS general theory subjects
6 ECTS practice
6 ECTS optional subjects
15 ECTS MA projects and seminar
30 ECTS MA thesis

Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application start
1 Feb 2023
Application deadline
6 Mar 2023, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
28 Aug 2023
Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application start
1 Feb 2023
Application deadline
6 Mar 2023, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
28 Aug 2023
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