Estonian Academy of Arts


The Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) is the only public university in Estonia offering higher education in fine arts, design, architecture, media, visual studies, art culture, cultural heritage and conservation. As an active study and research institution, it is the leading national centre of innovation in visual culture.

The EAA offers four MA programmes in English: Animation, Urban Studies, Interior Architecture and Design and Crafts. (Within Design and Crafts, students choose a specialisation: ceramics, glass art and design, jewellery and blacksmithing, textile design, leather art and design, fashion design or graphic design.) The EAA encourages innovation and experimentation, and students are able to take courses and workshops outside of their specialisations. In addition, there is a joint MA programme in Design and Engineering offered with Tallinn University of Technology.

The 1,200 students currently enrolled at the Estonian Academy of Arts are taught by 83 professors, associate professors, teachers and lecturers from Estonia and abroad. Additionally, 38 workshop managers are on hand to assist the students. Studies take place in small groups of carefully selected students. The Estonian Academy of Arts prides itself on the low student to professor ratio, which creates a more personal, one-on-one approach to instruction.


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: 1,200

Number of international students: 80


International student office:

Contact person: Ms Helen Kärner-Gavrilin

Phone: +372 626 7321



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

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