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MADesign and Crafts: Fashion Design

Tuition fee €2,500 per year

Tuition fee: 2500 Euros per year (for citizens of non EU countries)

Application fee €50 one-time
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The two-year Design & Crafts MA programme prepares students for professional practice and helps them identify their own positions as artists — within their communities, society, design field, global economy, natural environment and other contexts. The programme provides students with as many real-world, hands-on situations as possible by giving them access to practising professionals and diverse opportunities. The programme also develops and changes with the students. With each new group, we start with roundtable discussions to find out what our students actually want. What experiences do they value? What is the focus of their interests? What are their professional dreams?

The students enter a common programme but also select a specialisation. Students who study in the Design & Crafts programme remain closely connected with their chosen discipline. Regardless of the specialisation, the MA programme focuses on collaboration. This includes group tasks that cross disciplines, so that students with different backgrounds and study experience work together. A significant part of the coursework takes place in the form of workshops (supervised by international lecturers), which aim to break routine and provide inspiration.

Design & Crafts specialisations:
glass art and design
jewellery and blacksmithing
textile design
leather art and design
fashion design

Material-based design and craft disciplines have a unique outlook and philosophy, and the Estonian Academy of Arts is one the few places in the world where it is possible to study in some of these fields at the MA level. Each MA graduate should be the best in the world in something — whether in producing an ingenious product, having a unique artistic position or demonstrating in-depth, materials-based research. The Design & Crafts MA programme is also an ideal entry point for international students wishing to continue their studies in the EAA doctoral programme.

*Additional information:*www.artun.ee/en/admissions/masters/admissions/

“The Master’s programme in Design & Crafts is great preparation for real life after school. Students learn how to set up their own brands or sell their designs. The programme gives students the support and encouragement they need to put their ideas into action. For a working designer like me, this course gives me a lot of motivation and helps me grow.”

Ester Soidla
MA Design & Crafts (Fashion Design) ‘17

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 2021/22
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Aug 30, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Aug 30, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States