Humanities and Arts (ISCED 2)
|Nominal duration||3 years (180 ECTS)|
|Awards||BA (Bachelor of Arts in Humanities)|
|Tuition fee||€6,000.00 per year|
|Application fee||€50.00 one-time|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
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.
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!
Margit Võsa, admission secretary of EAMT.
Entrance examination requirements for jazz music applicants (Bachelor Studies)
An applicant must:perform two pieces featuring improvisation with jazz ensemble (duration ~10 min): compulsory piece – Ladybird, Blue Bossa, All The Things You Are, Stella By Starlight, You Don’t Know What Love Is; a piece chosen by the applicant. sightread (duration ~3 min):
melody;triads and seventh chords (M7, 7, m7, m7b5, dim). pass an ear training test (duration ~10 min), consisting of: an improvisation by ear to harmonic accompaniment; recreating melody and harmony on an instrument (recreating rhythm for drummers). sightread on piano a simple sequence (M7, 7, m7) in keys up to two flats or sharps (duration ~3 min); be prepared to answer questions from the colloquium (duration ~4 min). Generally we do not require advance notice of your audition programme. You should do that only if you need an accompanist from EAMT for your audition.
The examination panel can give you additional assignments to determine your skills and abilities. For instance, depending on your main subject, you may be asked to play some scales or arpeggios, to undertake a short sight-reading exercise, to improvise or create a short composition on a given theme, etc. During an interview, the examination panel can test a candidate’s knowledge in a narrower field of specialisation, as well as his or her general cultural knowledge. The examination panel verifies whether your English language skills are sufficient to be admitted to EAMT (you should demonstrate an ability to communicate orally, pass a short written test and know basic musical terms in English).
The examination is graded on a scale of 0−10. Candidates receiving at least 7 points will be admitted to EAMT.
A Bachelor’s Degree generally takes 3 years to complete.
A student candidate may apply for studies in up to two main subjects (majors). If a candidate meets the admission criteria in both main subjects, the candidate shall notify the Secretary of Admission of his or her preference by the end of the admission period at the latest. Student candidates shall not be enrolled simultaneously in two main subjects.
Curricula with English as the study language shall be subject to a tuition fee according to the rates established by the EAMT Council.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Documents required when applying for bachelor and masters studies
The application deadlines for 2019 auditions are 27 March, 15 April and the final deadline is 3 June (documents certifying completion of the previous educational level may be submitted later).
Entry requirements for for Chinese applicants:
1. Senior Middle School Graduation Certificate (Original in Chinese and translation into English)
2. Senior Middle School 3-years (school classes 10-12) (6-semesters) Academic Record (Report) or Study Results Certificate (Original in Chinese and translation into English)
3. Chinese National University Entrance Examination (Gao Kao) Certificate
4. Credentials Report of Chinese National University Entrance
Notarized copies of documents (except Credentials Report) must be presented in original language and in English.
Entrance auditions for bachelor and master’s levels are held from April to June. You can choose between 3 audition dates:
The audition/interview (entrance examination) lasts approximately 20−30 minutes. The examination panel will assess your musical skills and potential as well as your English language proficiency. For detailed audition requirements and assessment criteria click on the relevant study programme level in the boxes on the right of this page.
When you travel to Tallinn for your entrance auditions, you can also become acquainted with our facilities, meet staff members, observe open classes etc. If you are in doubt as to whether your musical skills meet the required standards, you may send us a video recording of your performance or portfolio of your compositions. If you do this at least 5 weeks before the audition date you are entitled to receive feedback from us concerning your level of proficency and whether we recommend that you come to Tallinn for the audition in person.
EAMT always prefers you to audition in person, but international applicants are allowed to submit an original video recording of their performance as a substitute for a live audition. You can only pass the entrance audition by video recording if the examination panel has no doubts about the authenticity of the recording, the quality of the recording is sufficient for the evaluation and your performance meets the highest standards.
Please note that you should agree upon your specific audition date and time with our admission secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org, +372 6675 709) no later than 3 weeks before the audition. In other words, if you have decided to participate in the auditions 17−19 April, you should contact the admission secretary no later 27 March; for May auditions the registration deadline is the 15 April and for June auditions by 3 June. If you are not able to come to Tallinn for the audition in person and wish to audition by recording, the same deadlines apply for sending your recording to the admission secretary. The admission secretary will also assist you if you wish to make an appointment with our staff members, receive a subject-specific consultation or have any questions about the admission procedures.
Before travelling to Tallinn for the entrance auditions, you need to submit a formal application together with relevant documents. The electronic application form and the list of required documents can be found here. The application deadlines for the auditions are 27 March, 15 April and the final deadline 3 June 2019 (documents certifying completion of the previous educational level may be submitted later).
In most cases you will receive the examination result on the day of your audition. In other words, you will be informed whether you have been accepted into the programme you applied for or not. If the answer is positive, you need to confirm your decision to study at EAMT as soon as possible, but not later than 21 August. The 2019/2020 academic year starts on August 26. Please note that to formally enrol you need to have submitted all the required documents, including proof of previous qualifications and received diplomas.
The application fee is EUR 50 and normally needs to be paid by bank transfer. Tuition fees apply to all international students whose language of tuition is English. The fees range from EUR 600 to EUR 6000 per year depending on the study programme and your country of origin (EU or non-EU). Detailed information about the fees can be found here. A limited number of scholarships are available for international students. Auditions for the scholarships usually take place at the end of September. There is no tuition fee for doctoral studies. Students studying full time at doctoral level have the right to receive a monthly stipend.
Additional information concerning admissions:
Phone +372 6675 709;
Goals of the curriculum
- providing students, who already have a musical background, with an education of a high international standard, responding to the requirements of contemporary musical life, in the field of instrument/voice performance, composition or jazz music. Completing the curriculum is a pre-requisite for employment in the profession or entering Master’s degree studies;
- supporting an open social and cultural learning environment that assists in mastering and applying the knowledge and skills both related to the field of specialisation and to other subjects described in the curriculum;
- creating conditions for developing human self-reflection and a holistic understanding of the world;
- developing communicative competence, sense of responsibility, leadership and collaboration skills of the students.
The content of study program
The curriculum consists of the following components and modules:
A Specialty field, 50 credits
B Practical courses related to the specialty field, 60-70 credits
- Chamber Music (for instrumentalists)
- Orchestra/Choir/Opera Studio/Accompaniment class (according to ones specialty)
- Additional practical courses
C Courses related to music theory, music history, pedagogy and humanities, 45-50 credits
D Bachelors examination, 10 credits
E Free elective courses 5-10 credits
The right to work in the position requiring Bachelor´s Degree or corresponding qualification