Estonian Academy of Arts

24 months
2300 EUR/year
2300 EUR/year
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The Animation programme of Estonian Academy of Arts is providing creators of animated films with theoretical knowledge and practical skills.


The aim of the Animation programme of Estonian Academy of Arts is to contribute to the global development of animation as an art form.

Animation is a thriving medium and developing at a greater pace than ever before. It has become part of mass culture, as well as one of its principal forms. Animation can be seen in digital screen graphics, computer games, music videos, films, etc.

As our master students come from very different parts of the world and have different educational backgrounds we try to encourage their individual approach to filmmaking. The films vary from narrative to more experimental. Most of the works are executed in traditional 2D or stop motion techniques. Recently we have started to offer more thorough CGI courses as well. We invite several well-known animation artists to give workshops where they offer their inspiration and different approaches to animation.

Upon completion of the MA in Animation programme, students have acquired in-depth theoretical and practical animation skills. The students can specialise in specific animation techniques and create individual projects in the appropriate technique. After graduation, the students are qualified to realise themselves as animated film creators, professionals in creative industries or teachers in their field. Students who have completed the Master’s programme are also qualified to continue their studies and pursue a doctoral degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Problems of 20th-21st Century Philosophy
  • Art and Theory
  • Design and Theory
  • Cultural Theory
  • Visual Literacy
  • Exhibition Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • 50€ application fee
  • Copy of your Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent and its translation into Estonian, English or Russia
  • Copy of your Transcript of Records
  • Certificate of foreign language skills
  • Copy of the data page of your passport or ID-card
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Portfolio
  • Project of your Master’s thesis or vision in the form of essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2300 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2300 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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