|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Master of Arts)|
|Tuition fee||€2,500 per year
Tuition fee: 2500 Euros per year (for citizens of non EU countries)
|Application fee||€50 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
Upload the educational document digitally to the application. Only when accepted a candidate must sent the documents physically to Estonian Academy of Arts
You can apply with the following language test results (Minimum requirements set by the EKA):
– TOEFL ITP: min 543
Upload the certificate of foreign language skills digitally together with other requested documents.
NB! Language test results are valid for 2 years!
A relevant portfolio is required.
Portfolio – digitally in PDF format (max. 40 MB). No more than 10 projects with short descriptions. If the portfolio contains works in video format, they must be presented in the portfolio as a working web link
NB! THERE WILL BE NO ADMISSIONS FOR DESIGN AND CRAFTS PROGRAMS IN 2022/2023!
OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
• copy of your Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent and its translation into Estonian or English. NB! both, the copies and translations have to be attested by notary!
• copy of your Transcript of records and its translation into Estonian or English. NB! both, the copies and translations have to be attested by notary!
• certificate of foreign language skills.
• copy of the data page of your passport or ID-card
• MA thesis project (1 page as a PDF file added to the application)
• Portfolio – digitally in PDF format (max. 40 MB). No more than 10 projects with short descriptions. If the portfolio contains works in video format, they must be presented in the portfolio as a working web link
• Answer to following questions (add it as a PDF file to the application)
1. What are your expectations for the Design & Crafts MA program?
NB! Students graduating in Spring 2021 who are not able to submit their educational certificates by the requested deadline are asked to contact the International Student Adviser (firstname.lastname@example.org). For applying, please submit the most recent document with your current obtained grades. Final education documents, including diploma and transcript will be requested from you only in summer (June 2021).
All required documents have to be uploaded digitally to your application and when requested should be sent by post to the address below. No not send original documents!
Estonian Academy of Arts
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
leather art and 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.
“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.”
MA Design & Crafts (Fashion Design) ‘17
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