Established in 1914, the Estonian Academy of Arts is the only public university in Estonia providing higher education in fine arts, design, architecture, media, visual studies, art culture, and conservation.
Faculty of Art Culture and Department of Art Education
The Faculty of Art Culture is a centre of competence in three fields: art history, heritage conservation and restoration, and art education.
The Estonian Academy of Arts has been educating art teachers since 1998. The initial 1-year teacher training programme has, by today, been expanded into a master’s curriculum for art teachers, which enables students, who have previously studied art and art history at the bachelor’s level, to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for working as teachers.
The programme for art teachers is intended for those who wish to learn how to academically analyse, to explain and interpret artistic processes for various target groups. And also, for those who, in addition to their personal creative activity, want to dedicate themselves to the deepening of the understanding of art, and to increasing its impact upon society. The department is located in the Tallinn’s Old Town, at Suur-Kloostri 11.
Art Education Curriculum
* creates the conditions for the acquisition of an education as an art teacher and the development of professional skills for working as an art teacher in a basic school, upper secondary school or art school, or as an educational specialist at a museum;
* supports the development of a knowledge-based approach to teaching and the development of creatively competent art teachers;
* supports the readiness for continued professional development and further studies in the doctoral programme.