Master's programmes

A Master's degree is a second stage of higher education, during which a student deepens specialist knowledge and acquires the knowledge and skills for independent work. At the University of Viljandi Cultural Academy you can study in two Master's programmes in Estonian and two Master's programmes in English. The volume of Master's studies is 120 credits (ECTS) and the studies last two years. After graduation, you can continue your studies at doctoral level.

All students admitted to the programme in Estonian are required to have at least B1 level Estonian language proficiency. Please see here for more information on admission requirements

Master's curricula


Creative project management

The one-year master's programme in Creative Project Management seamlessly integrates creativity and strategic management within the vibrant cultural and creative industries. The programme is meticulously designed to empower aspiring professionals with the skills and insights required to navigate the dynamic landscape of creative project management. At the core of the programme lies the student's project, with all curriculum elements, themes, and tasks thoughtfully designed to support the successful accomplishment of this project. More information about the curriculum.

Creative Applications of Cultural Heritage (in Estonian)

The master's curriculum in Creative Applications of Cultural Heritage provides excellent prerequisites for developing creative projects, product and service design, training courses, etc. in the field of native crafts or traditional music that strengthen national identity. The curriculum gives a perspective on cultural heritage and traditions based on integrating theoretical knowledge and practical skills, and creates preconditions for interdisciplinary activities. It is possible to specialise in native crafts or traditional music. More information about the curriculum (in Estonian)...

Teacher of Arts and Technology (in Estonian)

The Teacher of Arts and Technology master's curriculum is a unique multi-subject teacher curriculum in Estonia, which aims to combine modern technology and contemporary and traditional culture in the best possible way in teaching art, music, crafts and technology in general education. Additional specialisations include teacher of a musical instrument, teacher of entrepreneurship, dance teacher, school theatre instructor and teacher of smart technologies. Another strength of the curriculum is the close link between theory and practice and the individual approach to the learner. More information about the curriculum (in Estonian)...

Sound and Visual Technology (in English)

No admission for the academic year 2023/2024!

The English-taught curriculum in Sound and Visual Technology is a unique international curriculum in Estonia and Europe, where one can acquire knowledge and skills in both sound and visual technology. The students can choose to study either sound technology or visual technology, but an able student can complete both modules. Alongside acquiring technical skills, the curriculum also supports students' creativity and bold ideas, and the knowledge acquired in many courses is translated into practical results. More information about the curriculum (in English)…

Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies (in English) (coordinated by the Institute of Cultural Research)

The international curriculum taught by the University of Tartu Institute of Cultural Studies and Viljandi Culture Academy provides students with the knowledge and skills for critical thinking and constructive action in the broad field of cultural heritage. At the same time, they will learn to recognise the processes involved in creating tangible and intangible cultural heritage and deal responsibly with its socio-cultural and economic potential. More information about the curriculum (in English)…