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)

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 ...

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.