M.Sc. On Campus

Design and Technology Futures

Estonian Academy of Arts

24 months
3300 EUR/year
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The Design and Technology Futures programme of Estonian Academy of Arts is built on the notion that a deep understanding of modern technology, an appreciation of cultural diversity, and a creative mind-set are the main driving forces of any successful innovation. It is a transdisciplinary programme merging the competencies and skills of technology and design.


Key facts:

  • The aim of the Design and Technology Futures curriculum at the Estonian Academy of Arts is to combine different disciplines and prepare students for design-led innovation, possible only through interdisciplinary cooperation. Our focus is on how to deal with complex problems and develop value-creating concepts. Our project are typically more complex and rooted deeper in user fundamental needs than most regular product development courses. Our Design Studio projects put the knowledge gained from other subjects into practice tying together the whole curriculum. Students learn to work in interdisciplinary teams, find and describe problems in difficult real life scenarios and find out how to create value and sell the ideas to different stakeholders of these complex systems.
  • The curriculum draws from three fields: design, engineering and entrepreneurship. During their first year of study, students learn how to work as members of multidisciplinary creative teams, how to mix and match their skills with people who have a very different understanding of the task at hand, how to bind together the findings, pin-point the opportunities, create clear concepts and communicate these to industry partners. By the second year, students practice leading small creative teams, learn how to run user-centered research, develop innovative concepts and communicate results in a tight timeframe with limited resources. Students learn how to use and mix methods from different fields of study and how to make coherent projects in a team with widely scattered skillsets.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Elective Studies
  • Special studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in technology, design or innovation field
  • In order to qualify for the studies in Tallinn University of Technology an applicant has to have at least 60% of the highest possible CGPA
  • Motivation letter
  • Portfolio
  • Online interview

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3300 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

For EU applicants there are no tuition fees.

Living costs for Tallinn

598 - 948 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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Design and Technology Futures
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