Estonian Academy of Arts

mission statement

Mission Mission of the Estonian Academy of Arts is development of Estonian visual culture, preservation and renewal of its traditions. Vision Estonian Academy of Arts is a recognised study, creative, research and development centre, operating in Estonian and international educational and cultural space with openness and will for cooperation.

international role

Internationalisation includes the following activities: • Creation of an internationally competitive environment for study and creative activities. • Involvement of foreign teaching staff and experts in drafting and implementation of the curricula. • Active participation in international cooperation networks, associations and organisations such as KUNO, CUMULUS and CIRRUS, establishing new contacts, searching and creating new fields of activity. • Participation in international study, research and development programmes within the possibilities created and directions set in the European Union’s lifelong learning programme (2007–2013). • Encouraging students to participate in international student exchange supported by different national and international programmes. Guaranteeing competitive study and living environment to the exchange students studying in the EAA. • Maintaining and increasing professional and technical capacities of the teaching staff of EAA and supporting the learning of new teaching methods by encouraging international exchange of the teaching staff. • Supporting the teaching and administrative staff’s continuing education in foreign languages. • Development of international cooperation in the doctoral level. • Organisation of international conferences of research and/or creative activities in all research and creative activity fields of EAA. • Establishment of international foreign language curricula on the master’s level. • Establishment of joint curricula in cooperation with other universities in Estonia and abroad. • Employment of academic staff from abroad by announcing all academic job vacancies internationally and aiming at finding financial support for the above-mentioned activities. • Active distribution of relevant information concerning scholarship opportunities offered by the Republic of Estonia and other countries. • Using the possibilities of e-learning to support cross-border teaching and studing.

national role

- Tallinn City. The EAA has signed cooperation agreement with Tallinn to participate in joint projects and other initiatives together. www.tallinn.ee - Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn University, Tartu University, Estonian Business School, etc. - Estonian Art Museum and its branches www.ekm.ee, Estonian Museum of Applied Arts and Design http://www.etdm.ee Film festival PÖFF www.poff.ee - Cooperation with Estonian Ministry of Education and Science, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonian Ministry of Culture - Embassies, cultural institutions, etc - The EAA participates actively in development of Estonian design policy together with the Estonian Designers Association. 2006/07 was the Year of Design in Estonia www.disainiaasta.ee - Enterprise Estonia - Over 20 production companies in Estonia in several fields (student traineeships, etc)

main focus

Estonian Academy of Arts is the only institution in Estonia providing art, design-and architecture education at BA, MA and PhD level

faculties and departments

Faculty of Architecture; 1. Department of Architecture and City Planning, 2. Chair of Urban Studies 3. Chair of City Planning 4. Chair of Spatial Architecture 5. Department of Interior Architecture Faculty of Design 1. Department of Product Design 2. Department of Graphic Design 3. Department of Textile Design 4. Department of Fashion Design 5. Department of Jewelry and Blacksmithing 6. Department of Ceramics 7. Department of Glass Art 8. Department of Leather Art Faculty of Fine Arts 1. Department of Painting 2. Department of Sculpture 3. Department of Animation 4. Department of New Media 5. Department of Scenography 6. Department of Photography 7. E-media Centre 8. Chair of Interdisciplinary Arts 9. Chair of Drawing 10. Chair of Composition and Color Studies Faculty of Art Culture 1. Institute of Art History 2. Chair of Architectural History 3. Chair of Contemporary Art 4. Chair of Art Theory 5. Chair of Cultural History 6. Department of Cultural Heritage and Conservation 7. Chair of Philosophy and History of Protection of Cultural Heritage 8. Chair of Material Conservation 9. Chair of Architectural Conservation 10. Department of Folk Art and Cultural Anthropology 11. Department of Art Pedagogy

bachelor level programs

Faculty of Architecture: - Architecture and Urban Design (5-year programme) - Interior Architecture Faculty of Design: - Jewellery and Blacksmithing - Ceramics - Glass Art - Fashion Design - Leather Design - Textile Design - Product Design - Graphic Design Faculty of Fine Arts: - Fine arts (Graphic Art, Painting, Sculpture, Interdisciplinary arts) - Photography - Scenography - Animation Faculty of Art and Culture - Art History - Cultural Heritage and Conservation

master level programs

MA programs in English: MA in Animation MA in Urban Studies MA in Design & Engineering (joint programme with Tallinn Technical University) MA programs in Estonian: Faculty of Architecture: - Interior Architecture - Landscape Architecture Faculty of Design: - Design and applied art (ceramics, glass art, fashion design, leather design, textile design, Jewellery and Blacksmithing) - Product Design - Industrial Design - Graphic Design Faculty of Art and Culture: - Art History - Cultural Heritage and Conservation - Art Pedagogy Faculty of Fine Arts: - Fine arts (Graphic Art, Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Interdisciplinary Art, Photography, New Media) - Animation - Scenography

research activity and main areas

Architecture, Design, Fine Arts and Art Culture

doctorate level programs

PhD Architecture (4 years) PhD Art History (4 years) PhD Design (4 years) PhD Cultural Heritage and Conservation (4 years)

subject areas for exchange students

All above

application deadlines

1 May for autumn semester and academic year 15 October for spring semester

teaching languages

All staff members have good command of English and groups are relatively small (5-15 students). There are three MA programmes in English: Design and Engineering MA (joint programme with Tallinn Technical University), Animation MA, Urban Studies MA. The official language of instruction for other study programmes is Estonian, however, foreign students are guided individually in English.

semester dates

Autumn semester: 1 September – 23 December Spring semester: 10 January – 31 May

cost of living per month (studying and living)

Minimum 400 EUR per month (moderate conditions)

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