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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Creative Arts & Design

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    2 years

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    1500 Euros per year (for citizens of EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein; Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Switzerland)

    2500 Euros per year (for citizens of non EU countries)

  • Last Updated

    25 April 2019

APPLY BY 2 MAY 2019!

The two-year Design & Crafts MA programme at the Estonian Academy of Arts 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.

Design & Crafts Specialisations:

  • ceramics
  • glass art and design
  • jewellery and blacksmithing
  • textile design
  • leather art and design
  • fashion design

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.

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.

Programme structure:

120 total 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

“In the Design & Crafts Master’s programme, you learn to analyse and structure your thoughts, plus visualise them in a proper manner. You can experiment and polish your skills in your specific field, while also getting to know more about the practical sides of design, like branding and product development.”

Maria Sidorenko, MA Design & Crafts ’16, Designer and Co-owner of Upstairs Shop

More information: https://www.artun.ee/masters/design-and-crafts/

Visit the MA in Design & Crafts page on the Estonian Academy of Arts website for more details!





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