Faculty of Architecture

Faculty of Architecture is the focal point of Estonian architectural education
and the most important centre of competence in all the creative disciplines
related to artificial environments, including interior architecture, architecture, landscape design, and urban planning and design. The nucleus of the tuition is comprised of the Architecture and Urban Design as well as Interior Architecture programmes.  The first of these includes contemporary architectural studies, in the best sense of the word, by paying equal attention to actual buildings, spaces between them, and the larger environments where they are located. 

When studying architecture, it is also possible to study landscape architecture as a subsidiary subject. The second programme deals, more precisely, with the scale of human body in the design and production of furniture and interiors. Architecture and interior architecture are very closely related, with significant overlapping and joint projects in one’s academic studies, and later, in one’s professional life. An important aspect of the tuition is the long-term association between spatial and material knowledge of all scales.

Since 2004, Urban Studies programme has been offered at the Master’s level. It is an international English-language curriculum, which, unlike the above, is not studio based education, but deals with research concerning the functioning of modern cities, from the perspective of their users, major participants, decision-makers and planners. Strategies for the future are created, and opportunities sought, for their implementation.

Interior Architecture department also has an international Interior Architecture MA programme with English language curriculum.


Application process now open for the Estonian Academy of Arts international summer academy! Applications can be submitted until 26 May

In August 2019, the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) will host the third international summer academy “EKA Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Possible Futures”, offering English-language visual culture courses in the field of ...

Estonian Academy of Arts student receives ESRI Young Scholar Award for mapping Turku’s mobility

The PhD student of the Estonian Academy of Arts Architecture and Urban Planning program, Damiano Cerrone, has received the Young Scholar Award from ESRI at the ESRI User Conference in San Diego. The prize was given for the maps he designed in ...