MA and PhD programs in art, design and architecture

MA and PhD programs in art, design and architecture

Estonian Academy of Arts

February 2, 2022
MA and PhD programs in art, design and architecture

Application deadline: March 1, 2022
Estonian Academy of Arts
Faculty of Fine Arts
Põhja puiestee 7
10412 Tallinn
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From February 1 until March 1, 2022, Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) is welcoming applications for its international Master’s programmes:

Animation, an international MA programme with a main goal to successfully educate creators of animated films, providing them with theoretical knowledge and practical skills, at the same time encouraging students’ individual approach to filmmaking.

Contemporary Art, a study program for emerging contemporary artists with the main focus of guiding them during the development of their individual artistic practice and offering the freedom to design their own curriculum.

Graphic Design, a new MA program intended to develop a student’s independent practice and define their position as a graphic designer. The program takes an expanded view of graphic design and places the interests and concerns of the student at the centre of studies.

Interaction Design, a practical and experiential MA programme which focuses on human interactions with services, products and experiences. Aiming to create the technology-entangled future that is based on human values, needs and behaviours.

Urban Studies, a master’s programme focused on contemporary urbanism. Combining history, theory and practice to rethink prevailing understandings of urbanization, and to contribute to building more equitable urbanisms than the current ones.

Design & Technology Futures, a joint transdisciplinary programme between EKA and TalTech, merging the competences and skills of technology and design. The programme develops students into T-shaped professionals with the ability to collaborate creatively across different fields and disciplines. 

Literature, Visual Culture & Film Studies, a joint programme between EKA and TLU, offering a broadly interdisciplinary study of the relationships between literature, visual culture and film in contemporary and historical contexts.

The international master’s programmes are designed for artists and designers with the ambition to develop and enrich their individual practice with cross-disciplinary investigations. EKA encourages bold experimentation, and students are able to take courses and workshops outside of their specialisations. The curricula are constructed in such a way as to cultivate the analytical abilities and critical thinking of students who develop into environmentally and socially conscientious creators. The teaching language of the international master’s programmes is English and duration is two years.

In addition to master’s, EKA also accepts applications for two international doctoral programmes: Architecture and Urban Design PhD and Art and Design PhD. Application deadline for PhD programmes is May 1, 2022.

About EKA
EKA is an island of freedom. EKA encourages innovation and experimentation, and students are able to take modules and workshops outside of their specialisations. Have an idea? Try it! You’ll find there’s refreshing lack of red tape here. Those who study at EKA soon discover a wide spectrum of possibilities.

Small groups of carefully selected students enable a personal, one-on-one approach to instruction and family-like, close-knit atmosphere. EKA prides itself on the low student-to-professor ratio.

The lecturers and instructors are professionals in their field—internationally recognised artists, architects, designers, historians, and scholars who provide unique, individualised study and personal mentorship in a quaint and synergetic atmosphere.

Studies take place in a new award-winning building with an innovative and inspiring environment. The building is full of modern workshops, studios and other facilities for our students and staff.


We invite you to join us! Applications for the 2022/23 academic year will be accepted until March 1, 2022. Yearly tuition fees range from 1,500 to 3,900 EUR, depending on the programme.

For more information about the specific programmes and to apply, visit or contact To apply directly, visit DreamApply.

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