Master of Contemporary Art

MACA – Master of Contemporary Art

Interested in studying fine art (M.A.) at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn? Find all the information you need here! APPLY HERE!

What does the Master of Contemporary Art (MACA) programme offer?
  • Freedom of designing Your individual curriculum within a diverse programme that offers theoretical tools and practical training
  • Author-focused tutoring for contemporary artists
  • Access to professional studios of sound art, lens-based art, installation and sculpture, graphic art and painting
  • Collaborations with international artists, curators, philosophers, theorists and gallerists
  • A continuous programme of off-site events, study trips, exhibitions in galleries, museums and collaborations with different art institutions and universities
  • Student exchange (KUNO, DAMA, ERASMUS)
  • Access to the experimental student-run artist spaces ISFAG and Vent Space for all possible forms of art presentation and development
  • A critical discursive environment for discussions about making, displaying and thinking about contemporary art and contemporary society
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Why Estonia? – Everything is close, everything is possible.

With roughly 1.3 million citizens, Estonia is one of the smallest countries in the European Union. Not only is it located in the perfect spot to visit Scandinavia, Russia and other Baltic countries, its size and history also make it possible to have an unique study experience. In Estonia, all important connections and resources are within an arm’s length. It is easy to access the different political, commercial, social and educational institutions. EKA offers its students several opportunities to exhibit their work in Estonia and abroad each semester. Our partners in art presentation and other activities are the Estonian Contemporary Art Museum, Contemporary Art Estonian Center, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn Art Hall and the Artists’ Association’s Galleries in the city centre. EKA also cooperates with the Tallinn Technical University, Tallinn University, and the Estonian Music Academy. (And it is even not too difficult to reach the President, if this would be important for your art.) Find out more about the Estonian art scene in this article by Kate Brown. and this interview with Margit Säde, Head of Contemporary Art at EKA. To find out more about studying and living in Estonia, visit

Do not hesitate to apply for the Master of Contemporary Art programme if…

… you value the development of your individual artistic practice. If the processes in society matter to you and you are passionate about your surroundings. If you like to think, imagine, create and dream. If you are motivated and ambitious, dedicated and enthusiastic, have creative confidence and critical thinking. Find out how to apply here! Any questions? Contact us!

News and events


Public talk by Flo Kasearu

Flo Kasearu (b. 1985) : I was born in Soviet Union but grew up in Estonia. I studied painting (2004-2008) and photography (2008-2013) at the Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2006-2007 I was an exchange student at the Rebecca Horn studio at Berlin University of the Arts, where I started doing performance and video art. I work and live in Flo Kasearu House Museum in Tallinn, Estonia. The nature of ...

Vent Space new season opening!

REKA presents… Vent Space Second Season! This Thursday 9:30pm, at Vent Space, our cherished student-run gallery, the open call for the second season will be released! Following the second season’s spirit of collaboration, the new team has partnered up with REKA bringing you an event featuring a DJ lineup, a collective installation, a satellite exhibition by Misa Asanuma and a surprise raffle. ...

Open Lecture: multimedia artist Tyler Tekatch

On this Wednesday, 16th October at 4 PM in room A501 takes place the 7th Open Seminar of the Faculty of Fine Arts. This time we are visited by Canadian multimedia artist Tyler Tekatch. The seminar will be held in English. Hamilton-based artist Tyler Tekatch creates work in film, video and installation that explores perception and the religious imagination. Influenced by Canadian ...

“Self-Care” 11.10–02.11 at EKA Gallery

Join us for the opening of the exhibition “Self-Care” on Friday, October 11 at 6 PM at EKA Gallery. Participating artists: Andre Joosep Arming, Hanna-Liisa Lavonen, Carol Katkoff, and Mari-Liis Sõrg. The curators of the exhibition are Kleer Keret Tali and Hanna-Liisa Lavonen. Taking care of oneself could be an activity that you apply consciously to your everyday. For that, you take time out ...

EKA open lecture: Post Brothers

Open lecture by Post Brothers on Tuesday, September 24 at 5 pm in room B205 Post Brothers is a critical enterprise that includes Matthew Post, an enthusiast, taxi driver, word processor, and curator often engaged in artist-centered projects and collaborations, or occupying the secondary information surrounding cultural production. In collaboration with the artist Simon Dybbroe Møller Post ...
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Silvia Sosaars “Unconscious Patient” at the Showcase Gallery

Silvia Sosaar would like to request the honour of your presence at the opening of her exhibition “Unconscious Patient” on 31 May 2019 at EKKM at 5pm (Põhja pst 35, Tallinn). The exhibition is on view until August 30th 2019. How to prepare, mobilise and attune a person to experience contemporary art? Smells are the trigger of contextual memory. Smells are a central element of sensory ...

Satellite exhibition of TASE’19 – Anna Kaarma’s ON THE THRESHOLD in Hobusepea gallery

ANNA KAARMA will open her personal exhibition ON THE THRESHOLD in Hobusepea gallery at 6pm on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019.   With the current exhibition, the artist is observing the borders of the personal and the public, dreams and waking, the permanent and the changing. Anna Kaarma focuses on the living environment of the district of Lasnamäe in Tallinn – the architectural and social ...

Performance by Heleliis Hõim and Irmeli Terras at Vent Space project space

Performance by Heleliis Hõim and Irmeli Terras at Vent Space project space on 6 May, 6-9.30 pm. A person never wants to feel that they are truly alone. You want to feel protected and guided by some higher power or feel that your choices are directed by someone else, because the most terrifying realisation is that you are alone and that you alone have the responsibility to choose. According to ...