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MADesign and Crafts: Glass Art and Design

Tuition fee €2,500.00 per year
Application fee €50.00 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.

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“To put it simply, I just loved studying at the Estonian Academy of Arts. If you ask why, then the aspect that suited me the most was the individual approach. Things are not written in stone, and whether you are more artsy, crafty or designy, you can make the Design & Crafts programme work for you. And the teachers are superb. They are always there for you if you need them, and they really take interest in your development during the studies and also later on.”

Andra Jõgis
MA Glass Art ´14
Owner of Andra Jõgis Studio

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 2019/20
Application start
Mar 1, 2019
Application deadline
May 2, 2019 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States