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 MA level is taught in the Design & Crafts (Disain ja rakenduskunst) programme.

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The admission deadline for international applicants is March 1st, 2021.

Admission interviews will be held from on March 15, 2021.

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News and events

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EKA at Tallinn Desing Festival 2021

The exhibition SECOND CHANGE at Tallinn Design Festival on the subject of reuse, which also includes the cooperation project “Food and Advice” of the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Fotografiska restaurant. The premiere of the exhibition, which was warmly received, was at the Venice Design Biennale this summer. In cooperation with Fotografiska Tallinn restaurant and its chef ...

“Fantasmagooria” group show at Manufactory Quarter

“Fantasmagooria” is a group exhibition by Design & Crafts MA students of the Estonian Academy of Arts coming from five different countries from all over the world. The exhibition will take place at Manufactory Quarter event hall on 29.05-19.06.2021, and as a part of the satellite programme of the Tallinn Applied Arts Triennial it reflects upon the main topic of this year’s event: ...
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The 8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial announces “translucency”

The 8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial opening at the end of May has selected events for its satellite programme. Among more than 20 exhibitions, the selection includes jewellery and glass art, site specific installations and events involving various fields of art. In the spirit of the times, the programme also features many window exhibitions and a flexible approach to programming. The theme ...

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