Master of Design and Crafts

Estonian Academy of Arts

Program Description

Master of Design and Crafts

Estonian Academy of Arts

The two-year Design & Crafts MA programme 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. A significant part of the coursework takes place in the form of workshops (supervised by international lecturers), which aim to break the routine and provide inspiration.

Design & Crafts specialisations:

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

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.

"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

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 11, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
1,500 EUR
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Admissions start: 1st of March. Deadline: 3rd of May
Locations
Estonia - Tallinn
Start date: Aug. 2018
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Dates
Aug. 2018
Estonia - Tallinn
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Price
1500 € per year (for citizens of EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein; Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Switzerland) and 2500 € per year (for citizens of othe non-EU countries)