Tartu Art School (TAS) is an upper secondary vocational education and training institution providing qualifications and further education in art and design. In order to provide strong artistic competencies, TAS studies are based on developing classical fine art skills along with technical knowledge of modern technologies. Most of TAS teachers are active artists and designers. With its 130 full-time students and 50 employees, TAS is small and flexible, valuing personal approach.
TAS offers 3 upper secondary vocational programs:
– Graphic Designer-Desktop Publisher (3,5 years)
– Display Designer-Decorator (3,5 years)
– Illustrator (3,5 years)
and 4 post-secondary vocational programs
– 3D Designer (2 years)
– Illustrator (2 years)
– Graphic Designer-Desktop Publisher (2 years)
– Display Designer-Decorator (2 years)
Adult learners can join full-time studies or take part-time short courses. Due to ESF and state funding, TAS has offered 30 free further education art and design courses over the last four years.
TAS is internationally active, being a member of ArtECult, European network of vocational art schools and their partner institutions.Yearly, at least 20% of TAS students and 10% of teachers and staff are involved in international mobility and other international activities funded by Leonardo da Vinci, ESF, Nordplus and other international programs. TAS receives 2-4 international students per semester.
TAS moved into new campus in spring 2010. Studies are supported by advanced technological equipment and facilities, including 30 stationary and 22 mobile Mac workstations and a 3D printer.
TAS partners and target groups involve
•Games and software developing companies
•Union of Estonian Advertisement Agencies
•Museums and exhibitions
•Design- and print-media SME’s
•Web design companies
•City council and its cultural events – Hanseatic days, Drama festival, Film festivals, etc.
•TAS shares library and part of the premises with Tartu Art College
•TAS has 130 students, 15 full-time adult learners, 50 teachers and staff members and a cat named Igor
•TAS is located in Karlova – a well-preserved 19th century timber architecture area
Tartu Art School
Eha 41, 50103 Tartu, Estonia
Ms. Ave Leek