The official admission period for Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre concluded on July 1st. EAMT received 375 applications out of which 228 student candidates were admitted.

In Bachelor’s studies, 167 applications were submitted, 48 of which for the curricula in English. EAMT admitted 103, 80 for the Estonian and 23 for English curricula.

In Master’s studies, EAMT received 182 applications, 99 of which for the curricula in English. EAMT admitted 117 candidates, 65 for the Estonian and 52 for the English curricula.

In doctoral studies, 26 applications were received, 13 of them by foreign candidates. EAMT accepted 8.

Margus Pärtlas, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Research explained: „The most popular fields of study were classical singing, composition, electronic music, sound engineering, string instruments, dramatic art and pedagogy. The interest of the foreign students towards EAMT continues to be high, especially on the Master’s level. On the other hand, we are proud to note that the number of Estonian admitted candidates on the Bachelor’s level was higher than in 2018.“

Admission to the new international Master’s programme called Conteporary Physical Performance Making was successful gaining 36 applicants. The first Master’s course of it’s kind in the performative arts field, CPPM takes postgraduate education out of the classroom and puts practical experience with world-leading makers of performance at the heart of the learning process. The students work alongside some of the most exciting directors, choreographers, performance artists and performers to further one’s own creative practice through active collaboration, devising and performance.

As for the the new foreign students, the geographic variety of the sending countries is wide, ranging from Asian countries such as China, South Korea and Japan to the new world (Australia, USA, Costa Rica, Mexico) and Europe: Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania,  Austria, Croatia, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus and Russia.