Vibrant Student Life
Throughout the year students of Viljandi Culture Academy organise and participate in various events.
Annual performance day - students of Performing Arts and Cultural Education Department take every year part of a performance day. It's a day filled with different performances in various and unexpected places in Viljandi.
The Viljandi Guitar Festival - this international guitar festival has taken place in the third week of September since 2008. The aim of the festival is to promote improvisation and playing methods. The first four days are dedicated to master courses given by the performers of the festival. All musicians also play together in a guitar orchestra and many high-level concerts are given.
The Student Theatre Festival - this three-day festival started in 2003. It is now held every year in February and welcomes amateur student theatre groups who come together, perform their shows, learn new skills and have fun. The festival is strongly connected to the Culture Academy, as the organisers are or have been students here.
School Jazz = Jazz School - a three-day workshop seminar for young students of jazz music from all over Estonia. Young people are instructed by the best professional jazz musicians and there is a joint open concert for all participants every evening.
Dance Week - every year the world celebrates the International Dance Day on the 29th of April and the academy is no exception. Since 2010 the celebration is organised as a week full of dance performances, workshops, films and open courses in Viljandi's secondary schools and in the academy led by students, teachers and alumni.
OmaMood - yearly fashion show from the students, alumni and partners of Traditional Textile curricula.
Weekly jazz nights - the Jazz Club gatherings see performances by both aspiring and famous jazz musicians.
Public Lecture Series "Own Culture" - annually organised lecture series on Estonian heritage culture for the local community.