Estonian academy of arts

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The Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA), founded in 1914, is the only public university in Estonia offering higher education in fine arts, design, architecture, media, visual studies, art culture, cultural heritage and conservation.

Estonian academy of arts excels as top 200 art & design university in QS world ranking 2017, being the only one from the eastern European region.

Located in the capital city, Tallinn, it is an active study and research institution and the leading national center of innovation in visual culture. Nearly 1,100 students are currently enrolled at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

The EAA is an active partner in the Nordic/Baltic area, cooperating with the best design schools in the area through Nordic collaboration networks CIRRUS and KUNO. The cooperation involves student workshops, student and teacher exchange, summer schools, cooperation with companies and intensive courses.

Study Programs in English

Masters Programs

EAA offers five Master’s programmes taught in English: Design & Crafts, Animation, Interaction Design, Interior Architecture, and Urban Studies. (Within Design & Crafts, students choose a specialization: ceramics, glass art and design, jewellery and blacksmithing, textile design, leather art and design or fashion design.) In addition, there is a Master’s programme in Design & Engineering offered jointly with Tallinn University of Technology, as well as a Master’s programme in Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studies offered jointly with Tallinn University. All Master’s programmes are two years (120 ECTS).

Doctoral Programs

EAA offers Architecture and Urban Planning and Art and Design.


The standard period for MA studies is two years, in the course of which, the chosen subjects are studied in depth, and an MA degree is acquired upon graduation.  The period of doctoral studies conducted according to a five-year curriculum.


In August 2017, the Estonian Academy of Arts will hold its first international summer academy. Titled the Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Edge/Blurring Boundaries, the program will offer courses in various visual culture research and artistic disciplines, focusing on innovative, solution-seeking, salient topics: cooperation between the natural environment and humans in nature, mapping roads and traffic to improve the efficacy of investments into public space, Estonian artistic life in the regional and international context, constructing and building large-scale, custom-dimensioned features for the elephants of the Tallinn Zoo and linking art and technology in Clay 3D printing. The teaching staff of the summer academy includes leading educators, researchers and artists from the EAA and partner universities.

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