Estonian Academy of Arts



The Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA), 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.

EKA offers eight Master’s programmes taught in English: Design & Crafts, Animation, Contemporary Art, Interaction Design, Making Space, 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 & Technology Futures offered jointly with TalTech, 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.

Studies take place in a new building with an innovative and inspiring environment. Small groups of carefully selected students enable a more personal, one-on-one approach to instruction and a family-like, close-knit atmosphere. The lecturers and instructors are professionals in their field — internationally recognised artists, architects, designers, historians, and scholars who provide unique, individualised study and personal mentorship in a quaint and synergetic atmosphere.





Telephone: +372 626 7321

Address: Põhja pst 7, Tallinn 10412


Quick facts about EKA:

  • Faculties, colleges and research institutes: 
    • Faculty of Architecture
    • Faculty of Design
    • Faculty of Art and Culture
    • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Number of students: 1100
  • Number of international students: 80