Open Call for the Master in Crafts at the Estonian Academy of Arts

Open call  /  01 Feb 2023  -  06 Mar 2023
Published: 19.01.2023

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The application period for the Craft Studies Master’s program 2023-2025 is now open and invites prospective Master’s students to join the program’s online info session on Thursday, January 19th, 2023, at 16:00 h (Estonian time).
The online info session will be hosted online over Zoom and the link will be e-mailed out to all registrants 2 hours before the start of the event.

>> Registration form is HERE

The Craft Studies Master’s programme at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) expands on the discipline and understanding of contemporary crafts and advances professional development, critical expression, and artistic research into materials, processes, concepts and identities. Through studio work and craft theory, students take part in recrafting the cultural, social, economic and ecological narratives. This 2-year program is a true hub for emerging craft makers and thinkers.

The main focus of the programme is on:
  • Material- and process-based autonomous practices
  • Artistic research and creative authorship
  • Integrated traditional know-how and innovation
  • Meaningful narratives in materials and process
The program aims to investigate the shifting paradigm of the world around us while critically discussing, rethinking and reimagining the role of making practices. Craft Studies operates alongside the peripheries and advocates for non-hierarchical material engagements.

The MA in Craft Studies provides students with an educational framework for drafting individual material- and medium-based practices with a focus on studio and research. This interdisciplinary hands-on program fosters elemental curiosity, critical thinking, cultural phenomena and making. Rooted within craft research, students undertake material explorations, field trips and theoretical challenges, and advance their own specialization.

The curriculum collaborates with and leans on the competence and traditions of the Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery and Blacksmithing, Textile, Accessories, Fashion departments and specialised labs at EKA.

This craft-centred curriculum leads students to contextualization, reflecting on and through their own practice; and places value on knowledge sharing and experiences, merging traditional and contemporary high-and low-tech approaches, innovation and envisioning of future craft practices.

The duration of the programme is 2 years and the study language is English.
The yearly tuition fee for the programme is 2600 €.

More information about the programme and admission requirements can be found here:

This announcement is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.