Tallinn Summer Academy
The Open Academy of the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) is very excited to announce the second international summer school - the 2018 Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Presence and Possibilities! The programme will offer courses in various visual culture research and artistic disciplines, focusing on innovative, solution-seeking, salient topics: cooperation between the natural environment and humans in nature, mapping roads and traffic to improve the efficacy of investments into public space, Estonian artistic life in the regional and international context, linking art and technology in Clay 3D printing, etc. The teaching staff of the summer academy includes leading educators, researchers and artists from the EAA and partner universities. Please note that all free courses are meant for higher education students only.
The 2018 courses include:
- Clay 3D Printing (FREE)
- FLOODED Summer School
- Numbers and Cognition in the Urban Environment (FREE)
- The Contemporary Art Field in Estonia (FREE)
- Wood and Design (FREE)
- The Anatomy of Couture (FREE)
- Interaction Design Tomorrow (FREE)
- Short Photography and Image-Making Course – Visual Recognition and AI-related Technologies
- How to Develop User Experience (UX) as a Key Component of Branding
Please fill out the ONLINE FORM and choose the course you would like to attend. Upon submission, you will receive an email confirming your online registration and the course you have chosen.Registrations as quickly as possible, however, it may take up to 3–4 days.
Some courses have additional admission requirements. Please read the course description to check if special submissions are required for the application. Your application for a course is not complete until you have submitted all required documentation.If the course does not have a fee, you are bindingly registered for the course. Please note the full Terms and Conditions.
Dormitory accommodations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Upon positive review of your registration materials, you will receive an invoice. If your budget or financial situation requires a payment by installments, please send an email. If the course is without a fee, no invoice will be sent. Please note that it is currently not possible to pay the course fee by credit card, PayPal or similar payment methods.Currently only bank wire transfer is accepted.
Once the course fee has been successfully transferred into the bank account of the Open Academy of the Estonian Academy of Arts, you have completed the registration process and are bindingly registered for the course. You will then receive your registration confirmation via email.
After you have fully registered and/or paid for the course, an invitation letter (pdf file) can be sent to you. Please let us know via email should you require such a letter. Document by standard airmail can be sent, if desired (without additional costs). Please note, however, that any added costs and/or additional fees for express post, etc. must be paid by the recipient. Be sure to enter your postal address correctly. You are strongly recommended make an appointment at the embassy and inquire about visa requirements as soon as possible!
Withdrawal Instruction and Cancellation of Courses
If a student withdraws from a course up to thirty days before the start of the course, a charge of 10% of the course fee will be imposed. After this deadline, no reimbursement is possible. Any cancellation must be executed in writing either by e-mail or mail no later than the deadline.
In the event that a course is cancelled, participants will receive notice at the latest 14 days before the course is scheduled to begin. Fees that have already been paid will be refunded. As any further claims are excluded, the program recommend travel insurance.
Tips for Writing a Letter of Motivation
There are no specific requirements for the letter of motivation. However, good examples usually attempt to answer at least the following four questions:
- Why do you want to participate in the TSAA program?
- In which area(s) and in what functions have you been active in the fine/performing arts/design/architecture/art history/contemporary art?
- What do you expect to gain from the course you are applying to?
- How do you plan to apply the knowledge learned during the TSAA program upon completion of the course, after returning to your home city/country and/or university/job?
The (Estonian) embassy or consulate in the applicant’s country of origin can issue visas. Upon successful registration and full payment of the corresponding course fee(s) the applicant will receive an official invitation through mail and/or email on enquiry. The applicant in question is responsible for finding out if they must apply for a visa to enter Estonia. The homepage of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (http://vm.ee/en/taxonomy/term/41) entails further information. It is strongly recommended that the applicant submits the visa application as early as possible due to long processing times in the embassies/consulates. The TSAA is in no way responsible for the issuance/acquisition or approval of visas.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.