|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€2,000.00 per semester|
|Application fee||€80.00 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.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
All academic documents (diploma, transcript) need to be certified by a public notary or issuing university. If the document is not in English it also needs to be officially translated.
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail, according to the instructions given by the institution. Important! Never send original documents by post!
Academic Affairs Office
*Please take into account also the Country Specific Requirements on how to send the required documents.
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.
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.