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The two-year Contemporary Art MA programme offers:
Author-focused tutoring for contemporary artists
Local and visiting artists, curators, philosophers, theorists and gallerists working with students
Individual freedom to design one’s own curriculum, within a diverse programme that offers theoretical tools and practical training
The option to develop one’s art practice through the studios of sound art, lens-based art, installation, and sculpture, graphic art, and painting
Individual and group tutorials, cross-faculty group critique sessions
Commitment to developing and profounding conceptual and social ideas in an individual art practice
A critical discursive environment for discussions about making, displaying and thinking about contemporary art and contemporary society
Flexible studio spaces and workshops in a new building of the Academy
Access to technical workshops across the Academy, with specialists to assist all students projects: virtual prototyping and 3D printing studios, traditional and digital print workshops, analog and digital darkrooms, photo studio, sound recording and filming studios, wood and metal workshops, modern black box, and the monumental sculpture studio
A continuous programme of off-site events, study trips, exhibitions
Opportunities for exhibitions in galleries, museums, study trips and collaboration with different art institutions and universities and exchange programs (KUNO, DAMA, ERASMUS)
What makes Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) special?
EKA offers a well-rounded and multifaceted approach to learning. Contemporary art, criticism and theory, author-based architecture, innovative and skill-based design, animation and stage art, curatorial practices are combined for thorough interdisciplinary studies. Here, you can be part of making something that really matters. Your artistic impact would be noticed and would make an impact.
Everything is close; everything is possible
Estonia is small; all important connections and resources are within arm’s length. We cooperate closely with Tallinn Technical University, Tallinn University, and the Estonian Music Academy. We arrange art events and exhibitions with the Estonian Contemporary Art Museum, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn Art Hall and the Artists’ Association’s Galleries in the city center. It is easy to access the different political, commercial, social, educational institutions.
NB! The Faculty offers one scholarship to cover the full tuition fee during the 2 years MA programme. Scholarship is given by the admissions committee, based on the applicant's portfolio, motivation letter and MA thesis proposal.