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 2021
Application deadline: 1 March 2021, 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 18–19 March 2021, where applicants will have a conversation about their work and expectations of the program. Due to the ongoing pandemic, all interviews will take place online. Each year, 8–10 students will be admitted.

Tuition: 2,000€ per year

The tuition fee is the same for Estonian, EU, and non-EU students.

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 a 50-word description
— This can include a mix of professional commissions, self-initiated work, BA projects, unrealized and in-progress work, or anything which might be relevant for consideration
— If including video work, use still-frames for the PDF, with an external link to the video

Letter of Motivation

— 500 words
— Include background, interests, influences, and the current direction of your work
— Identify 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