• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Sound and Visual Technology programme gives you the opportunity to study two of the most engaging and rapidly developing fields in the arts and culture. You will choose either sound or visual technology as your main speciality, but you will also gain an in-depth working knowledge of the other field.

Beyond your core specialities, you will develop your skills in entrepreneurship, teamwork and project management. Practice is at the core of the curriculum, and you will apply what you learned in the classroom straight away with practical activities and by working in creative teams.

Programme Structure

  • First module (30 ECTS) is dedicated to general subjects, which include courses on project management, startup entrepreneurship, working in multicultural teams and subjects relating to cross-media technology and audiovisual culture.
  • Second module (30 ECTS) is your speciality module. You will team up with your fellow students for creative-practical practice “Sound and visual arts project”. This module lets you develops skills in your speciality – whether you choose visual or sound technology. You can focus on music mixing and mastering or graphic and motion design. Depending on your previous experience, students are divided into two specialisations and go in-depth with sound or lightning design and system design for both specialites.
  • Third module (20 ECTS) is speciality practice. It can be pursued based on your individual study path and interests. We offer a wide variety of practice opportunities in Estonia and abroad. Speciality practice will take place during the third semester of studies.
  • Fourth module (6 ECTS) includes free elective subjects. You can choose from any of the available subjects taught in Tartu University or other universities in Estonia.
  • Fifth module (34 ECTS) is the master thesis module. It includes a supervisor’s seminar (4 ECTS) and the choice between defending a theoretical master thesis or conducting a master project.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Portfolio
  • Admission interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Viljandi

  • 420 - 660 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Tuition waivers are available.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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