Estonian Academy of Arts
Faculty of Architecture
Tallinn, Estonia
Address
Estonian Academy of Arts
Faculty of Architecture
Pikk tn 20
10133 Tallinn
Estonia

http://vana.artun.ee/index.php?lang=eng&main_id=1516
Contact
Anu Piirisild

e: anu.piirisild@artun.ee
t: +372 642 0071
f: +372 626 7350
Representative
Professor Toomas Tammis
Head of Architecture
Degree programmes
Master of Architecture:
Master of Urban studies:
Faculty profile

Established in 1914, the Estonian Academy of Arts is the only public university in Estonia providing higher education in fine arts, design, architecture, media, visual studies, art culture, and conservation.

The EAA is striving to become a leading international centre of
innovation in the field of visual culture.  Currently there are more
than 1 200 students enrolled in the Academy, with many participating in exchange programmes at international partner universities. In addition to active study and research activities, the Estonian Academy of Arts also offers lifelong learning opportunities through the Open Academy.

The Estonian Academy of Arts collaborates with more than a hundred universities worldwide and belongs to several international higher education networks.

The lecturers and instructors are professionals in their field —
internationally recognised artists, architects, designers, historians,
and scientists. Visiting lecturers from universities in Estonia and
abroad are regular guests.

The Estonian Academy of Arts has a rich academic library that is
constantly expanding its collection, a newly renovated joint dormitory with the Estonian Music and Theatre Academy, and training grounds at Tamse in Muhumaa and Heimtal in Viljandimaa. Departments of the EAA regularly organise student, faculty, and departmental exhibitions in various locations in Tallinn and elsewhere.

The EAA actively publishes different types of publications, including faculty members’ books, textbooks, study materials, collections of articles, and advance reviewed works from the fields of art and science.

In 2011/2012, there are more than 600 students in the Bachelor’s programme, close to 300 in Master’s programme, 46 in the Doctoral programme, and close to 290 students in the Open Academy.

While offering a wide selection of specialities, the Academy also
offers unique, individualised study and personal mentorship by members of the faculty. The departments are strong bodies of competence on their own, while at the same time facilitating synergy and interdisciplinary studies. Many faculties have been operating for close to a century. They have lengthy experience and historical continuity, and also pioneer change in their field.

The Academy welcomes motivated people who are visually and socially sensitive and want to develop their thinking abilities, opportunities, and potential as creative people. The goal of the Academy is for graduates to be able to function successfully in society and work as independent creators and thinkers. That is why the curricula are formed in such a way as to develop the analytical ability and critical thinking of students. Every programme includes philosophy, history of art, aesthetics, and foreign languages.

EAA faculties are currently situated at 7 different locations all over Tallinn city center. Our old main building has been demolished to build a new one on the same spot (www.artun.ee/artplaza).

The Faculty of Architecture is housed in Tallinn old town.

105 students (60 Bachelor, 40 Master, 5 PhD), 4% of foreign students.

36 staff members (6 full-time and approx. 30 visiting lecturers and critics).

Student Activities

- Introductory week

- Student Government

- Student Buddy system

www.artun.ee/international

Facilities

30
3D point measurement
3D-scanning
Architectural Model Lab
Audio Visual Lab
CAD - Lab
Computer Room
Exhibition Room
Lecture Room
Library
Painting studio
Photographic Studio
Printing facilities
sculpture studio, painting studio
Study Room

Accommodation

Muusa Majutus Dormitory
+ 372 59 181 442
Kuhlbarsi 1, Tallinn 
info@yhikas.ee 

Admission Requirements

 Interview 
- Entrance examinations 
1. Speciality composition I (exercise of spatial architecture) 
2. Speciality composition II (city planning task) 
3. Spatial composition
4. High school examination (grade) in mathematics or physics 
5. Drawing (still-life and town view) 
6. High school examination (grade) in native language 
Total result includes 6 grades (in 10-point system): high school examinations of native language, mathematics or physics, grades of drawing, spatial composition, speciality composition I, speciality composition II.

Tuition fees

Full-Time: 2,170 Euros. 

Part-Time: 1,725 Euros. 

Application Deadline

Summer Admission: 15th of May. 
Spring Admission: 10th of February. 

Master of Architecture, MA, 5 Years (3+2), Master, 300,

Integrated Master’s Degree programme in Estonian


Master of Urban studies, MA, 2 Years, Master, 120,

International Master’s Programme in English


The study programme of architecture and urban design is an exceptional 5-year integrated Master’s programme which will be completed with a successful defending of a Master’s thesis after which the student will receive a vocational Master’s degree in architecture.
The study period of 5 years corresponds to the EU’s recommendation for architectural studies. Architectural education in Europe is provided either by academic institutions or technical universities. On the basis of such division, the study programme of the Department of Architecture belongs in the former category – in addition to specialty subjects a wide choice of subjects in the fields of philosophy, engineering, art, social studies and ecology is offered.
An integral part of the architectural programme is the discipline of urban planning. Thus the Department of Architecture educates architects with broad knowledge and skills who are capable of working in any field related to architecture.

Although the 5-year programme is an integrated programme in form, its content could be divided into a 3-year basic programme and a 2-year Master’s programme. In the fourth year the programme will include theoretical and practical urban planning projects. The fifth year will be finished with a Master’s thesis of 20 credits. It has become customary that the topic and field of the project for the Master’s thesis is recommended by the department.

International students as well as students from other Estonian universities are usually accepted to the Department of Architecture and Urban Design as exchange students. The graduates of the architectural programme at Tallinn Technical University can receive a vocational Master’s degree in architecture by completing a 2-year course at the Academy. After receiving the vocational Master’s degree and doing professional work for a period of three years the alumni of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design may apply for professional license at the Ministry of the Environment.

The study programme of architecture and urban design is an exceptional 5-year integrated Master’s programme which will be completed with a successful defending of a Master’s thesis after which the student will receive a vocational Master’s degree in architecture. 
The study period of 5 years corresponds to the EU’s recommendation for architectural studies. Architectural education in Europe is provided either by academic institutions or technical universities. On the basis of such division, the study programme of the Department of Architecture belongs in the former category – in addition to specialty subjects a wide choice of subjects in the fields of philosophy, engineering, art, social studies and ecology is offered. 
An integral part of the architectural programme is the discipline of urban planning. Thus the Department of Architecture educates architects with broad knowledge and skills who are capable of working in any field related to architecture.

Although the 5-year programme is an integrated programme in form, its content could be divided into a 3-year basic programme and a 2-year Master’s programme. In the fourth year the programme will include theoretical and practical urban planning projects. The fifth year will be finished with a Master’s thesis of 20 credits. It has become customary that the topic and field of the project for the Master’s thesis is recommended by the department.

International students as well as students from other Estonian universities are usually accepted to the Department of Architecture and Urban Design as exchange students. The graduates of the architectural programme at Tallinn Technical University can receive a vocational Master’s degree in architecture by completing a 2-year course at the Academy. After receiving the vocational Master’s degree and doing professional work for a period of three years the alumni of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design may apply for professional license at the Ministry of the Environment.

Doctoral study is the third level of higher education and is opened for candidates who have graduated from Master’s Degree or relevant qualification in the discipline of the doctoral curricula or in the subject, closely related to the one of the doctoral curricula.

Nominal duration of Doctoral study is 4 years and study load specified in the curriculum 240 ECTS . Doctoral study includes general study 15 ECTS, selective study 12 ECTS, speciality study 33 ECTS and practical or theoretical doctoral dissertation project 180 ECTS.
In the beginning of doctoral study the stress is laid on general and selective study, which includes research methodological, philosophical and generally developing subjects, which students can choose according to the individual plan also from outside the Doctoral School of EAA. Speciality study supports knowledge of theory, history and methodology of own speciality. Also the objective of speciality study is to support doctoral dissertation project.

In two first years the student prepares analysis of contemporary problems of the speciality for Doctoral Seminar and Doctoral Conference. In following years speciality study concentrates on practical and theoretical professional activities according to the individual plan. In last two years the student holds speeches and lecture course to MA students, organises one-day seminar or workshop related to his/her doctoral dissertation project.

Doctoral dissertation project is an independent research presenting a well-founded innovative solution of essential problem of the theory, history, technology or philosophy of the field, or creative project (work of art, series of works of art or product development project), which part is related written analytical thesis. Creative work should take a form appropriate to the discipline e.g. exhibition.

Doctoral study ends with defending of doctoral dissertation project. After a successful defence, the candidate will be awarded a Doctor’s Degree, receive relevant diploma and academic transcript as well as diploma supplement in English.