MA programme admission information

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The admission deadline for international applicants is March 6, 2023.

Admission interview will be held from March 22, 2023. 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 01.02–06.03.2023)
  • 60€ application fee (paid via bank transfer)
  • Copy of your Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent and its translation into Estonian or English (both, copies and translations have to be attested by notary).
  • Copy of your Transcript of Records (and translation into Estonian or English; both copy and translation must be attested by notary).
  • Certificate of foreign language skills, see the requirements HERE
  • Copy of the data page of your passport or ID-card
  • Tuition fee: 1700 euros per year (for citizens of EU, UK, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein; Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Switzerland); 2700 euros per year (for citizens of non EU countries)
  • 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.

The admissions committee evaluates the portfolios submitted by applicants. On the basis of the portfolio score, candidates will be invited for an interview.

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 orientation 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. Also important are the applicant’s ability to work both as an individual artist and as part of the group, communication skills in English, and 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 Open House 2023

EKA Contemporary Art MA program invites prospective students to join the Online Open House on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 18.00 EET (local Estonian time). This will be an opportunity to hear more about the program, to meet and ask questions ...