Estonian Academy of Arts


The Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA), 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.

Nearly 1,100 students are currently enrolled at the Estonian Academy of Arts and are taught by 89 professors, associate professors, teachers and lecturers from Estonia and abroad. Studies take place in small groups of carefully selected students, and the Estonian Academy of Arts prides itself on the low student-to-professor ratio.

EAA offers five Master’s programmes taught in English: Design & Crafts, Animation, Interaction Design, Interior Architecture, and Urban Studies. (Within Design & Crafts, students choose a specialisation: ceramics, glass art and design, jewellery and blacksmithing, textile design, leather art and design or fashion design.) In addition, there is a Master’s programme in Design & Engineering offered jointly with Tallinn University of Technology, as well as a Master’s programme in Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studies offered jointly with Tallinn University. All Master’s programmes are two years (120 ECTS).

We also offer a Bachelor’s programme in Media Graphics, taught in Russian. In addition, we offer one doctoral track: Art and Design.


Type of institution: Public University

Faculties, colleges and research institutes: Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Design, Faculty of Art and Culture, Faculty of Fine Arts

Number of students: 1,100

Number of international students: 80


International office (for exchange students):

Academic affairs (for full-time studies):

Phone: +372 626 7321


International MA programmes website:

Address: Estonia pst 7/Teatri väljak 1, Tallinn 10143