Estonian Native Metalwork
Professional Higher Education (equal to Bachelor's studies)
Duration 4 years
Credits 240 ECTS
This new and unique curriculum was opened in 2011 with the mission to create professional and creative craftspeople with profound knowledge in the history, design and technology of Estonian native metalwork. Depending on selected specialty field the students can work in handicraft museums, culture or private enterprises after the graduation.
Upon completion of the curriculum students:
- have a systematic overview of the basic concepts and research methods of Estonian native metalwork;
- know the methods used when working with sources in folk art and have the ability to independently implement this knowledge in collecting material, making replicas and interpreting it creatively;
- know the visual and technological language of Estonian native metalwork and have the ability to creatively and professionally use their knowledge of folk art in designing and executing contemporary metalwork in models and real material;
- are able to pass on and apply acquired skills within their selected speciality in study circles, museums and enterprises;
- know the professional ethics of craftsmen and are up to date with developments within the field of contemporary crafts and their influences;
- are orientated towards lifelong self-improvement.