New Media

New media is a contemporary art field focused on artistic experimentations with pre- and post-digital technologies that is cohabiting with other disciplines of fine arts. Based on professional standards, students are prepared to be skilled in time-based media art, interactive design, sound and audiovisual art.

The New Media Arts program, a component of EKA’s contemporary arts master’s program, currently emphasizes VIA Lab cluster studies and expanded Sound Art courses, alongside various practical workshops provided within the New Media workspace by International artists and professionals.

The list of our alumni includes Aivar Tõnso, Piibe Piirma, Hannes Aasamets, Helen Västrik, Mari-Liis Rebane, Mart Normet, Katrin Enni, Eve Arpo, Taavi Suisalu, Juhan Soomets, Martin Rästa, Roman-Sten Tõnissoo, Sten Saarits, Tõnis Jürgens.

VIA lab cluster

Courses: Videogames in Arts Lab (VIA Lab) (6ECTS in Autumn, 4ECTS in Spring), Unity Game Engine workshop (2ECTS), VR/AR workshop (2ECTS), 3D Lidar Scanning workshop (2ECTS)
Language: English
Qualifications: No prior experience requirement
Supervising teachers: Camille Laurelli, Taavi Varm, Sten Saarits
Collaborations: LVLup! Videogame Museum of Estonia, National Library of Estonia, Museum of Design of Estonia, Komposter Festival, ARS Art Factory, Aalto University

Sound Art Connected Studies

Courses: Sound Art & Spatial Sound Experiments (4ECTS), Reveil Broadcast dawn chorus ‘Sound Camp’ (2ECTS), Modular Sound Synthesis Basics (2ECTS), Electronics for Sound and Music workshop (2ECTS), DHMR workshop (4ECTS)
Language: English
Qualifications: No prior experience requirement
Supervising teacher: Sten Saarits
Guests: John Grzinich, Aubery Lis, Bruno Quast, Camille Laurelli, Hans-Gunter Lock
Collaborations: EKA Animation, Aalto University, ARS Art Factory, Walls Have Ears Sound Art Festival, Bitwig GmbH

Video Art Connected Studies (starting 2024 Autumn)

Courses: Video Installation: Experiments With Moving Image in Spatial Context (4ECTS)
Language: English
Qualifications: No prior experience requirement

News feed

Visit our Facebook page

News and events

Ava Grayson foto Sten Saarits

New Media Visited by Ava Grayson

As a part of the EKA Sound Art Studies programme at the New Media department, we had the pleasure of hosting Ava Grayson, a visiting sound artist, researcher, and pedagogue from Helsinki. Ava gave us an artist talk and introduced the 'Sound Art & Sonic Arts study module (SAMA)' she is running, which examines sound as a wide-ranging form of contemporary ...
ARS formaat

Sten Saarits in ARS Showroom

In Dialogue with Dissonance ARS Showroom 09.02-01.03.2024 Opening: 08.02 at 18:00 "In Dialogue with Dissonance" invites viewers to engage in a practice of dialogue with the art space, its surroundings, and the unpredictable qualities of sound. "In Dialogue with Dissonance" is an installation that integrates live on-site sound, digital algorithm-based manipulations, and flashing signs bearing ...

EKA Students’ Video Games and Video Mapping at the Composter Festival

NB! Viewing/listening to festival installations during the day is free, tickets are available only for evening concerts. Video games The Estonian Academy of Arts and Videogames in Arts Lab presents: Experimental Art Landscapes Discover the experimental world envisioned by students from the Estonian Academy of Arts — an immersive blend of visual and sound art that offers a unique interactive ...

An evening of acquaintance: the Benin traditional music project

We provide an overview of the current status of the Benin traditional music project. Introducing the traditional music of Grand-Popo in Benin (West Africa). Composer and singer Steve Abeni (Benin) and the Benin traditional music ensemble will contribute Hans-Gunter Lock Andrus Haugas Janek Samberg Asya Dorofeeva Andrus Kallastu  Since Grand-Popo is one of the most important voodoo spiritual ...

Laurelli and Kasemets in Tallinn City Gallery

On Friday, 1 September at 6 pm, Erki Kasemets and Camille Laurelli will open their duo exhibition Bricollage at Tallinn City Gallery, where material becomes art and art becomes material, and where the artists give each other futile tasks and misleading instructions. The exhibition is curated by Siim Preiman. Erki Kasemets and Camille Laurelli are artists whose lives and works are equally ...
Nagu tuuletu pilv

Group exhibition Like a Windless Cloud at Hobusepea Gallery

The exhibition is curated by Mariliis Rebane (EKA New Media, MA) and includes sculptures by Touristes Tristes (Dylan Ray Arnold & Océane Bruel), series of postcards by Leena Kela video works by artists Kristoffer Ala-Ketola, and Mika Taanila and a lecture performance by Subhangi Singh. Like a Windless Cloud remains open until September 4. The exhibition forms a constellation in which ...

Roman-Sten Tõnissoo and Ellen Vene in Draakon Gallery

Roman-Sten Tõnissoo and Ellen Vene dive into the medieval darkness in Draakon gallery Roman-Sten Tõnissoo & Ellen Vene will open their co-exhibition If This Is Light, Then Give Us Darkness in Draakon gallery at 17:00 on Thursday, May 4th, 2023. Exhibition will be open until May 27th, 2023. If This Is Light, Then Give Us Darkness, the co-exhibition of Roman-Sten Tõnissoo and Ellen Vene, ...

More info

New Media Arts is located on the 3rd floor – B306-B310.
(Põhja puiestee 7, Tallinn)