Magnifying glasses, champagne glasses, stained glass windows in Gothic cathedrals, glass skyscrapers – these are all part of an opportunity-filled world that is revealed to the freshmen in the Academy’s Department of Glass Art. Glass as a material provides an excellent and respected means of expression for artists, designers and architects.

• The faculty members in our department are internationally recognised artists; while our students are enthusiastic, and love their speciality. The sustainability of the department is based on Estonia’s long and strong traditions of glassmaking, and on a team that is focused on innovation.
• Every person is special and exceptional. The boundlessly diverse forms of expression that are possible with glass provide everyone with the opportunity to find their own way – to find themselves.
• The Academy’s Department of Glass Art is the only place in Estonia where students can acquire a thorough education in glass art. And the fact that glass is necessary is apparent from the world around us.


BA programme admission information

Glass art on Bachelor level is taught in the Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery and Blacksmithing (Klaas, keraamika, ehe ja sepis) programme. The study language is Estonian, minimum level of Estonian language skills must be B2.

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MA programme admission information

Glass art on Master’s level is taught in the Craft Studies MA programme. The study language is English and minimum level of English language skills must be B2.

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News and events

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Maret Sarapu’s solo exhibition ‘Free and Held’ at Draakon Gallery

MARET SARAPU FREE AND HELD 08.02.–04.03.2023 Draakoni gallery    Curators: Kaisa Maasik and Berit Kaschan Graphic design: Pamela Sume On Tuesday, 7 February at 18.00 Maret Sarapu opens her solo exhibition Free and Held at Draakoni gallery. The exhibition is open until 4 March. Maret Sarapu's seventh solo exhibition looks at the question of how to be free and held. Through five artworks, the ...

‘Synthesis of Landscapes’ at ARS

On Wednesday, October 12, at 18:00, we will open the joint art exhibition titled “Synthesis of Landscapes” by Art Academy students from four different departments at ARS Art Factory Studio 53 and 98 (Pärnu mnt 154, Tallinn). The group exhibition uses the spatio-temporal outputs typical of installation art to question the artists’ individual observations about their living ...
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21.09—24.09.2022 OKAPI Gallery, Niguliste 2, Tallinn Exhibition opening Wed 21.09 at 18.00! As a part of Tallinn Design Festival the brand MSK Glass introduces an exhibition in OKAPI Gallery wholly dedicated to drinking glasses. Drinking glasses are our companions in moments when we need to celebrate, rejoice and greet. Make a toast and bottoms up!  MSK Glass is a collaboration between three ...

Kristiina Uslar has been nominated for the seventh annual Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts at University of the Arts in Philadelphia

Kristiina Uslar has been nominated for the seventh annual Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, USA. The Borowsky Prize was established in 2012 and honors the late Irvin Borowsky, a glass arts patron and humanitarian. The Borowsky Prize recognizes an artist whose work is conceptually daring, exemplifies technical skill and innovation, ...

Piret Ellamaa won Honorable Mentions Prize

Piret Ellamaa won Honorable Mentions Prize in Glass Art Society`s year conference. Exhibition took place  in the Morean Art Center St. Petersburg , Florida (9. March – 26. April 2019).
UMWELT – glass exhibition at the Adamson-Eric Museum

UMWELT – glass exhibition at the Adamson-Eric Museum

OMAILM / UMWELT 09. 06 – 01. 10. 2017 ADAMSON-ERICU MUSEUM Curators Ülle Kruus & Mare Saare Design Mari Kurismaa Graphic design Külli Kaats Artists: 1. 1967 Maie Mikof 2. 1970 Peeter Rudaš 3. 1975 Rait Prääts 4. 1979 Mare Saare 5. 1981 Eve Koha 6. 1985 Ivo Lill 7. 1995 BA Kai Kiudsoo-Värv 2005 MA 8. 1995 BA Tiina Sarapu 1996 MA 9. 1998 BA Eeva Käsper 2003 MA 10. 2002 BA Maret Sarapu 2005 MA ...

Maks Roosma grant for Maarja Mäemets, student of glass

For the year 2016/17 the annual grant for a glass student of the EAA goes to MAARJA MÄEMETS for her outstanding results in combining glass and photography in her creative work and for winning the first prize of the student art competition organized by Bild-Werk Frauenau, Germany.
  • I like that the programme is well balanced in terms of creative and more practical subjects, that help you gain a better understanding of business and how to succeed as an entrepreneur. In addition, the form of study is very individual and the lecturers really help you reach your goals.
    Kateriin Rikken
    MA Design & Crafts (Glass Art) ‘18

Student Work

Maarja Mäemets 2017