Since 2009 Estonian Academy of Arts has been a member of the Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA), a joint venture involving four universities (University of Tartu, Tallinn University, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Estonian Academy of Arts).
From 2016, the Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts will be coordinated by Tallinn University.
GSCSA was established to advance the academic level of PhD programmes of culture studies and arts in Estonia, and to integrate institutionally and administratively separated reseachers of culture.
Between 2016 and 2022 the graduate schools will follow the Institutional Development Programme for Research and Development and Higher Education Institutions (ASTRA).
At the Estonian Academy of Arts, the graduate school is financed by the ASTRA project EKA Loovkärg, which is supported by the (European Union) European Regional Development Fund.
GSCSA web-page: ktkdk.edu.ee