Application candidates for the MA in Graphic Design program are expected to be self-motivated, able to work independently, question and further develop their practice, and show concern for issues and ideas which engage social, cultural and political contexts. Those who have studied a discipline outside of graphic design are encouraged to apply, but are expected to have an aptitude for critical inquiry and the ability to engage with design ideas at a high level. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree.

Application period: 1 February – 1 March 2022
Application deadline: 1 March 2022, midnight EET

Applications will be reviewed in early March, and selected candidates will be invited for an interview with the staff of the Graphic Design department. Interviews will take place on 14-25 March 2022, where applicants will have a conversation about their work and expectations of the program. All interviews will take place online via ZOOM. Each year, 8–10 students will be admitted.

Tuition: 2400 euros per year (for citizens of EU, UK, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein; Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Switzerland); 2600 euros per year (for citizens of non EU countries).

General requirements

— Must hold a bachelor’s degree
— Be proficient in both spoken and written English: TOEFL ITP 543 points, TOEFL iBT 72 points, IELTS 5,5 points and other tests

Application Requirements


— Digital PDF format, maximum 60 Mb
— Include 10–15 projects, with each project supported by a selection of 4–6 images and 50 word description;
— This can include a mix of professional commissions, self-initiated work, BA projects, unrealized and in-progress work, or projects from within other fields (where relevant)
— If including video work, use still-frames for the PDF, with an external link to the video

Letter of Motivation

— 500 words
— Includes background, interests, influences and the current direction of your work
— Identifies the reasons for pursuing an MA in graphic design, expectations of the program, and intended use of the two years of study


— Maximum 2 pages in length

MA in Graphic Design, Online Open House

MA in Graphic Design, Online Open House Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 17:00–18:00 EET (local Estonian time) We invite prospective students to join the Master of Arts in Graphic Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts for our Open House on ...