International MA programme Interior Architecture

The contemporary world is characterised by complexity and rapid change, affecting also the profession of an interior architect. Our programme is based on the principle that a set of design skills, in the narrow sense of the term, is not sufficient for interior architects/spatial designers to be successful in their profession. They also need to understand the broader context and be able to adjust their solutions to the changing situations.

Our curriculum is divided in two main axes:

  1. The first, so-called ‘hi-tech’ axis deals with the interaction between spaces and people, and the ways high technology and smart materials help improve that interaction.
  2. The second, so-called ‘low-tech’ axis is based on the notion that if we have good knowledge of our surrounding broader contexts, such as climate, nature, economy and culture, and their interrelationship, then rich imagination and primitive materials are all we need to create fresh quality spaces.

During the first academic year, students will be participating in the projects on both axes to an equal extent. The second academic year will be dedicated to the master’s project. With the entire process, we are creating opportunities for students to find and train their personal creative expression.



The overall objective of the Master’s curriculum is to prepare an independent creative person, who is able to create personalised three-dimensional environments, combining architecture, design, art and technology into a coherent whole and lead the implementation of their interior architecture projects.

The curriculum provides skills to analyse critically, develop, and experiment with the different aspects of the creation of spatial environment and helps to develop a personal creative approach. It focuses on providing in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for qualified professional work with the aim of preparing the students with skills to create interior architecture projects independently.


Tuition fees

• Tuition fee: 1900 Euros per year (for citizens of EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein; Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Switzerland)

• Tuition fee: 2900 Euros per year (for citizens of non EU countries)



  • Application submitted through Dream Apply by 3 May 2018
  • 50€ application fee
    • Application documents will be processed only after the admission fee – 50 EUR – is received by the Estonian Academy of Arts. Please find further information here
  • Copy of your Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent and its translation into Estonian, English or Russian (both, copies and translations have to be attested by notary).
  • Copy of your Transcript of records (and translation into Estonian, English or Russian; both copy and translation must be attested by notary).
  • Certificate of English language skills (attested copy) 
  • Copy of the data page of your passport or ID card
  • CV
  • Portfolio – submit in pdf format with application papers. Please present spatial design projects, minimum amount of five. Add supportive renderings, drawings, photos, diagrams and texts.
  • Essay on possible MA thesis topics (max 1500 characters, pdf format).  Add visual materials if needed.
  • Assignment
    • Short video of a spatial intervention carried out by the applicant in public space, with the goal to draw attention to a common spatial problem. It is important to showcase the essence of the problem before intervention, the process of the intervention and the possible change created by user reactions. Both indoor and outdoor problems can be investigated. The amount of material used for the intervention is not important; the clip will be assessed on the relevance of the problem selected and how comprehensive is the summary of the results. If needed, diagrams, text, or other visual material can be used in the clip. The message of the clip is more important than the production; material filmed and edited with mobile phone is also suited. Please upload the video up in YouTube, Vimeo or other video-sharing site and provide a link to the clip in your essay on 3rd of May the latest.
  • Interview (on location or via Skype)


Read more about the Master’s programme application process


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Interior Architecture Department

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