MA programme admission information

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The admission deadline for international applicants is March 4, 2024.

Admission interview will be held on March 27, 2024. The exact times for interviews will be sent to selected candidates after EKA has received all required documents and application fee.

  • Application (submitted through Dream Apply between 01.02–04.03.2024)
  • 60€ application fee (paid via bank transfer)
  • Copy of your bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent, and its translation into Estonian or English (both the copy and translation have to be attested)
  • Copy of your transcript of records, and its translation into Estonian or English (both the copy and translation have to be attested)
  • English language proficiency certificate, please check the requirements HERE
  • Copy of the data page of your passport or ID-card
  • Tuition fee: 1800 euros per year (for citizens of EU, UK, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein; Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova and Switzerland); 2800 euros per year (for non-EU citizens)
  • CV
  • Portfolio
  • Completed questionnaire

The portfolio must be well structured and contain at least 8 works (at least 5 works in case of larger projects). Passing the portfolio round is required for admission to the interview. The questionnaire must contain comprehensive and articulate answers to all the questions asked.

Portfolios are evaluated by the comprehensibility of the artist’s position, content and concept of the artworks, professional execution, adequate description of the works and awareness of the contemporary art context.


1. Please describe and analyze your artistic practice.

(Max 1200 characters including spaces)

2. What does ‘contemporary art’ mean for you and what are your key motivations for you to make art?

(Max 1200 characters including spaces)

3. Name the last exhibition or other recent experience with contemporary art that really moved you – elaborate on how and why it affected you.

(Max 1200 characters including spaces)

4. What do you want to achieve during the two-year period of the Contemporary Art MA studies in EKA?

5. What kind of experiences or challenges are you looking for in this MA program? Are there any specific skills, methods and forms of knowledge you hope to acquire?

6. What do you see yourself potentially bringing or contributing to the MA program? (Skills, peer support, cultural diversity, independent initiatives, discussion topics, etc.)

7. Please select key topics and themes you feel confront contemporary artists today (you can select multiple terms):

  • Gender and racial equality
  • Climate crisis
  • Social and economic justice
  • Cultural identity
  • Community engagement
  • Activism
  • Disinformation
  • Ecology
  • Postcolonialism
  • Wellness
  • Spirituality
  • Other:____________________________

8. How did you hear about the Estonian Academy of Arts Contemporary Art MA program?

9. How many different MA programs are you applying to?

The interview will take place based on documents submitted in advance (portfolio, questionnaire, CV). During the interview, the candidate will present their creative practice up to now, the objectives of their Master’s studies, their views on the creative process and on contemporary art. During the interview, the candidate will answer questions, if relevant, about their artistic practice, their creative plans and the ability to complete their studies on time.

Assessment criteria:

The applicant’s motivation and commitment to artistic practice, the professional level of their artworks, their professional skills and achievements, and their knowledge of the field will be assessed. Equally important are the applicant’s ability to work both as an individual artist and as part of a group, their communication skills, and the consistency of the aims of the studies and artistic work with the objectives of EKA’s learning environment, curriculum and teaching methods.

Contemporary Art MA online info session 2024

EKA Contemporary Art MA program invites prospective students to join the online info session on Monday, January 29, 2024 at 17:00 EET (local Estonian time). This will be an opportunity to hear more about the program, to meet and ask questions ...