Faculty of Design

Welcome to the Estonian Academy of Arts’ faculty that offers the greatest possibilities!  Here, you will find the ancient art of blacksmithing, the heritage of Tallinn’s medieval masters as well as contemporary processing of materials, and innovative end-user thinking. We invite you to participate in discussions about the environment and material culture, to raise questions, and to find the best possible answers through your creativity. Often, this cannot be done alone, and you will need to cooperate with the representatives of other fields, but most importantly, with the actual users of the goods and services.

Modern materials and technologies change very rapidly, thereby changing our lifestyles and habits. Good design takes this into consideration, keeps up with new
developments, and is always meaningful and focused. An ethical designer
considers the lifespan of a product from its birth to death and even
thereafter, and knows how to point out the possibilities for recycling
materials and items.

You can also learn to be an industrial designer in the Faculty of Design, if you are
more interested in the unique creativity that is born in the course of
experimentation with materials and technological research, using personalised
techniques. Applied arts have an important role to play in creative enterprises.
An interesting glass or textile studio may become your workplace and lifestyle.
We will supply the knowledge to help you create it.

The Academy of Arts is special because here you can contrast yourself with everything useful and link your professional background with contemporary art’s often painful existential issues.

The Faculty of Design does not have any readymade answers for you – everything depends on you!

Please find more information about our Curricula
Design and Technology Futures
Design and Crafts (MA)
Jewellery and Blacksmithing
Graphic Design
Glass Art
Mediagraphics (RUS)
Fashion Design
Accessory Design 
Textile Design
Product Design
Art and Design (PHD)

A New Generation are Graduating the Estonian Academy of Arts

The Estonian Academy of Arts is very pleased to announce that the graduation ceremonies for the current academic year will take place on June 21 at 11:00 a.m. for graduates of the Faculty of Design and at 3:00 ...

Green Office Certificate to the Estonian Academy of Arts first of Estonian Universities

The Estonian Academy of Arts was the first Estonian university to be recognized by the European Green Office.

GALLERY: Opening of TASE ’23 Grad Show

Estonian Academy of Arts' thesis festival TASE ’23 opened with a performance, awarding of young creators and speeches on Freedom Square on May 31, followed by ...

The laureates of the Young Artist, Young Designer and Young Applied Artist Award 2023 have been announced!

On May 31, 2023, the Young Artist, Young Designer, and Young Applied Artist awards were distributed as part of the opening of the

Creations of EKA alumni and students at the fashion show of the Cumulus Association conference in Antwerp

City of Fashion let international fashion institutions present their students’ creations at the closing night of the Cumulus Association conference organized by the University of ...

Liveability – Designing Public Services for Resilient Neighbourhoods

January 2023 – December 2025 “Liveability – Designing Public Services for Resilient Neighbourhoods” Interreg BSR PROGRAMME 2021-2027 Priority: 1 Innovative Societies Objective: 1.2 Responsive Public ...

Seeking: Professor of Service Design, Head of Curriculum

Professor of Service Design, Head of Curriculum Workload: 1.0 (full-time) Location of work: Tallinn Type of ...

Product Design Form: Mõtus Lõmaš Kama

The Product Designer Form will start the new academic year still in the echo of the previous year. The September questionnaire was filled out by Mõtus Lõmaš Kama, a recent BA graduate (2022). ...

Product Design Form: Kertu Liisa Lepik

Kertu Liisa Lepik is a versatile 2-year industrial design student. She has a talent for expressing herself artistically, but he also has a strongly developed practical mind. While presenting at her ...

EKA designers at World Design Capital Valencia 2022 exhibition

The exhibition of Estonian sustainable design "Second Chance", organized by the Estonian Association of Designers and the Estonian Academy of Arts, will be opened in Palacio de Colomina in Valencia, on May 9th, ...

Product Design Form: Ingrid Tärk

New month, new form, new face – this time Ingrid Tärk, a 2nd-year digital product design student, filled in the product design form. Ingrid has linked her travel passion and design knowledge by ...

Product Design Form: Katrin Selin

This month we bring you some freshness of spring through the thoughts of a 1st-year student – the March product design form was filled out by industrial design student Katrin ...

Visiting Guest Lecturer Form: Meghan Lazier

Meghan Lazier is a designer based in Washington, DC. She’s known for using design to create better policy. She’s worked on creating systems that put people first in federal government, banking, ...

Product Design Form: Mark Uustalu

At the beginning of the spring semester, we give the first-year students the opportunity to share their thoughts. Although Mark Uustalu is a first-year digital product design student, he already ...


January form brings you the thoughts of Vitali Valtanen, a graduate of MA in product design. His thesis explored the potential of exhausted ...

EKA to introduce six furniture designs using limestone at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2020

For the second consecutive time, the Product Design Department of Estonian Academy of Arts will join the lineup of Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair from 4 to 8 February, 2020. Alongside 31 design schools and 34 young, upcoming designers and ...

New Business Horizons for the Design Department Students at the Estonian Academy of Arts

This fall semester in the Estonian Academy of Arts, the Fashion Design Department organised a world-class branding and business course for 15 MA-level students representing fashion, textile, accessories and jewellery ...

What if Think Tanks Were Operated by the Public?

This interview revolves around Special Programs Think Tank - an experimental futures-visioning workshop led by  Elliott P. Montgomery and Chris Woebken of The Extrapolation Factory in ...

Open Lecture on Design: Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby

If reality is not given, but made, then can it be unmade and remade? How might design practice serve as a laboratory for publicly exploring the material culture of alternative realities and multiple world views? Can they ...

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 ...

Wednesday lectures 2015 in Faculty of Design

Open lectures in English Wednesdays at 17.30 in room 426, Estonia pst 7 4.03 Hannes Paesoo / package designer / koor.eu From advertisement to the packaging industry. What happens ...

Design as Revolution – a workshop led by Suzanne Martin

Workshop interprets the role of design and designers Anno 2014. The purpose of this workshop is to encourage the idea to create tools and generate ideas that subsist upon the chaos surrounding. Workshop took place in February 2014.