Master in Graphic Design

Admissions deadline for 2024/2025 academic intake is 4th of March 2024

The Master of Arts (MA) in Graphic Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) is a new two year, English language program intended to develop a student’s independent practice and define their position as a graphic designer. The program takes an expanded view of graphic design, seeing it as a form of knowledge production whose role can be understood as a way of ‘making things public.’ This idea is supported by providing opportunities for students to work through both traditional models of graphic design—books, websites, posters, typefaces, videos—but also to publish texts, organize exhibitions, host lectures, teach workshops, and create other contexts for exchange during their studies.

The program places the individual interests and concerns of the student at the centre of their studies, with the making of a body of work which considers their own relationship to form, content, production, and the distribution of information. While this will identify itself differently for each student, what they will share is a form of practice which is self-reflective, process oriented, rigorous and intentional, and one which consistently holds an honest position in response to the fluctuating conditions of work as a graphic designer. Students will actively question the medium as a whole, consider its ability to engage meaningfully in social and cultural contexts, practice new ways of making work and expressing form, and contribute to the contemporary development of the discipline.

Master of Arts (MA)

2 years, full-time

Application period
1 February – 4 March 2024

Language of instruction

Tuition fee
2800 euros per year

Must hold a bachelor’s degree

Language requirements
Be proficient in both spoken and written English, you can apply with the following certificates

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MA in Graphic Design Online Open House Thursday, 26 January 2023, 18:00–19:00h EET (local Estonian time) We invite prospective students to join our Online Open House on Thursday, 26 January ...

MA in Graphic Design, Online Open House

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