Admissions

Tuition per year: 2900 EUR

For additional information regarding admission, please contact admissions@artun.ee. For more information about the IxD programme, contact Tanel Kärp at IxD@artun.ee or +372 5687 5058.

Application Period

  • For international students: 1 March — 3 May, 2018 via DreamApply
  • For Estonian students: 11 — 28 June, 2018 via Sais

Requirements

  • Application
    • For international students: submitted via DreamApply
    • For Estonian students: submitted via SAIS
  • 50€ application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Official transcript of records 
  • Proof of English proficiency (excluding persons whose previous studies were conducted in English): English Language State Exam of Estonia: min B2; TOEFL ITP: min 510; TOEFL iBT: min 70; IELTS: min 5,5; FCE: min C; CAE/CPE: min C; EN language test conducted by any language company of Estonia: min B2; English language test conducted by a language centre of an Estonian university: min B2.
  • Copy of the data page of your passport or ID card
  • CV
  • Portfolio
  • Motivational letter
  • Admission assignment
  • Interview

CV

Applicant’s CV should contain following information:

  • Personal and contact information about the student candidate.
  • Overview of candidate’s education. Candidate’s higher educational facility, field of study, degree earned and the theme of the graduation work/project should be highlighted.
  • Work experience, including name of the employer, the job title and description of the candidate’s responsibilities at any listed job.
  • Language skills
  • Computer and software skills
  • Other general activities, hobbies, interests.

Portfolio

  • Your digital portfolio should contain 5-20 samples of work, showing applicant’s past and present experience, and professional capabilities. Design projects, web projects, articles, abstracts of scientific work, short descriptions of business and development projects, etc. can be included.
  • Each project should be shortly described (in 10-50 words). In case of team projects, applicant’s contribution should be clearly stated.
  • The portfolio should be presented as an active web portfolio or in PDF-format.
  • In case of PDF, the file size must not exceed 20 MB. Feel free to use any file download service (WeTransfer, DropBox, etc) sending the portfolio.
  • If you add web links into your portfolio (pointing to web projects, articles, etc.) please make sure the links actually work.
  • For an active web portfolio, please make sure to provide us with a correct web address.
  • To submit your portfolio, please send its web address or download link by the end of the application period to admissions@artun.ee

Evaluating the portfolio the following criteria will be taken into account:

  • Relevance of applicant’s works towards the content of the MA course (50%)
  • The extent and quality of the applicant’s work experience (25%)
  • Presentation skills (25%)

Motivational Letter

A short essay should be digitally presented (in English, maximum 4600 letters including spaces) elaborating on following themes:

  • How do you see the present and the future of interaction design, and how do you see your role in this.
  • What do you hope to learn during the Master’s Program?
  • What would you like to do after the completion of your studies?

Evaluating the essay the following criteria will be taken into account:

  • Relevance of applicant’s thoughts towards the content of the MA course (40%)
  • Skills of written analysis and argumentation (40%)
  • Skills of written English language (20%)

Admission Assignment

Based on applicant’s portfolio, motivational letter and the required set of documents the eligible candidates will receive an admission assignment. The assignment (a description of a problem) will be sent to the applicants via e-mail by an agreed-upon time and is to be completed in one hour. Solution to the problem may be presented in the form of a text and/or images. In case of images, an explanatory text must be added. Applicants who complete the assignment successfully will be invited to the interview.

Evaluating the admission assignment the following criteria will be taken into account:

  • Relevance of the solution towards the content of the MA course (50%)
  • Novelty and innovativeness of the solution (25%)
  • Presentation skills (25%)

Interview

  • The interview will be conducted in real time via Internet (Skype). The exact interview time for each applicant will be announced to him/her via e-mail and SMS.
  • The exam board will ask additional questions of the applicant based on the presented documents, the portfolio, the motivation letter and the admission assignment. The questions may also refer to candidate’s work experience, etc. Applicant’s motivation and knowledge of the general matters of interaction design will be tested.

Evaluating the interview the following criteria will be taken into account:

  • Relevance of applicant’s answers towards the content of the MA course (50%)
  • Knowledge of the field of software product development (10%)
  • Skills of verbal expression and argumentation (40%)

Important Dates

  • International students
    • The admission deadline: 3 May 2018
    • Online assignment: 14–23 May 2018
    • Interviews: 14–23 May 2018
    • Admissions will be announced no later than: 25 May 2018
    • Declining or accepting studies must be stated no later than: 1 June 2018
    • Contracts with students must be signed by: 8 June 2018
    • First part of the tuition fee must be paid by: 8 June 2018
  • Estonian students
    • The admission deadline: 28 June 2018
    • Online assignment: 2–6 July 2018
    • Interviews: 2–6 July 2018
    • Admissions will be announced no later than: 10 July 2018
    • Declining or accepting studies must be stated no later than: 16 July 2018
    • Signing contracts with students: 15–21 August 2018
    • First part of the tuition fee must be paid by: 23 August 2018

Interested in interaction design?

Register your interest here

Helen Kärner-Gavrilin

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