about EAMT departments and study programmes
During recent decades, EAMT has gone through a lot of changes and development, which includes creating new departments and study programmes. While the main focus of EAMT is still on classical music and dramatic art, the academy today offers a lot of other possibilities.
EAMT awards degrees on bachelor, master's and doctoral levels. Independent and non-degree programmes of study may be agreed upon between individual students and the Academy. This independent study option is suitable for students who want to improve themselves in some specific areas and do not wish to complete an entire degree programme.
Estonia has a strong piano tradition, but the same department also teaches harpsichord, organ and accordion. The string instruments include violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, classical guitar and kannel. Among the wind instruments, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba are taught in EAMT, percussion instruments are in the same department.
In the voice department it is possible to study both opera singing and vocal chamber music.
The conducting department trains both choral and orchestral conductors (orchestral conducting as a major starts from master's level).
The composition department nowadays incorporates the classical art of composing music and the specializations of electronic music, sound engineering and audiovisual composition that are taught in the electronic music studio.
Musicology studies give an overview of different areas of musicology (music history, music theory, ethnomusicology, cognitive musicology etc.) with the possibility to specialize in one of these areas.
The internationally very active jazz music department trains jazz musicians.
The joint master's programme Contemporary Performance and Composition (offered jointly with the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, The National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon and The University of Music and Theatre Hamburg) is an interdisciplinary programme that offers students a open platform for experimental musical practice within a European setting.
The cultural management master’s programme (offered jointly with the Estonian Business School and Estonian Arts Academy) with its guest lecturers has also a very strong international dimension.