Master in Contemporary Art

General

Program Description

Application deadline 1st March, 2021

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.

Do not hesitate to apply if:

The development of your individual artistic practice is important for you. If the processes in society matter to you and you are passionate about your surroundings. If you like to think, imagine, create and dream. If you are motivated and ambitious, dedicated and enthusiastic, have creative confidence and critical thinking.

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.

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Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The Estonian Academy of Arts, founded in 1914, is the only public university in Estonia offering higher education in fine arts, design, architecture, media, visual studies, art culture, cultural herit ... Read More

The Estonian Academy of Arts, founded in 1914, is the only public university in Estonia offering higher education in fine arts, design, architecture, media, visual studies, art culture, cultural heritage and conservation. Located in the capital city, Tallinn, it is an active study and research institution and the leading national centre of innovation in visual culture. Read less