Estonian Academy of Arts

The EAA is striving to be among the leading international centres of innovation in the field of visual culture. Currently there are more than 1,000 students enrolled in the Academy, with many participating in exchange programmes at international partner universities.



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 Estonian Academy of Arts has eight international Master’s programmes in English, otwo doctoral programmes in English, and one international BA programme in Russian.

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Student services

The Academy’s Student Council makes sure that the students have productive and interesting extracurricular activities. Every week, the students can go swimming at a discounted price at the Kalev Spa. Those interesting in singing can join the Academy’s chamber choir.

Housing services

Together with Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre we have dormitory in Tallinn city centre Kuhlbarsi 1.

Library services

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 practicum facilities at Tamse in Muhumaa and Heimtal in Viljandimaa. Departments of the EAA regularly organise student, faculty, and departmental exhibitions and open lectures in various locations in Tallinn.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Every week, the students can go swimming at a discounted price at the Kalev Spa. Those interesting in singing can join the Academy’s chamber choir.


The Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) is accredited institutionally, the most recent accreditation was signed by the international expert group on September 29, 2017. Since January 1, 2012, only institutions of higher education which have passed the evaluation of quality of studies are allowed to provide higher education.

Student Reviews

Too spiritual, not technical
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

A bit too easy, no technical skills were taught

Study in Estonia
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It seems yo be an excellent Academy for studying fine arts

Learn by doing with
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The whole course was a valuable experience and very industry focused. From the very beginning, we went through projects done in partnership with companies and institutions from different industries, which helped to build a portfolio of work grounded in real life work. Even with previous knowledge in interaction design, this masters gave many new opportunities to learn and...

Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia

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