The strength of Media And Advertisement Design Department is multifaceted nature. The department’s curriculum can be divided into two larger blocks: graphic design and media design. The curriculum resposible lecturer is the head of the department Jaanus Eensalu.
Students get both a theoretical knowledge as well as a practical experience in both of these fields. Practical projects and collaboration with real customers are an important part of the curriculum.
The department’s students are actively partaking in local and international competitions and festivals, where they have often received noteworthy results.
Diploma works, presented at the end of the studies, are products of graphic design, audio-visual and interactive media: interactive presentations, web site designs, movies, book designs, complete advertising projects, corporate graphics solutions etc.
Students who have graduated from the Media and Advertisement Design Department are working as designers, creative directors, illustrators and web designers in different media and advertising agencies. Many have started their own companies or are working as successful freelancers. Numerous alumni have also continued their studies on a graduate level.
The lecturers of the department are renowned in their field of work: Ain Saare, Alar Suija, Andreas Annama, Andres Kuusik, Andres Liivamägi, Andres Rõhu, Andres Toodo, Andrus Kannel, Ardo Sägi, Are Tralla, Artur Gränström, Artur Kuus, Carl-Christian Frey, Daniel Müntinen, Elari Kingo, Elmo Soomets, Eneri Taul, Erik Alalooga, Evelin Urm, Hando Tamm, Hanna Sõrmus, Hannes Praks, Heiko Unt, Jaan Sokk, Jaanus Eensalu, Jana Koppel, Janar Raidla, Janika Nõmmela Semjonov, Janno Siimar, Jevgeni Berezovski, Joonas Sildre, Joosep Volk, Juho Jalviste, Jüri Muhhin, Jüri Tarkpea, Kaido Tamm, Karin Tofri, Kaspar Jancis, Ken Saan, Kersti Sülla, Kristel Sibul, Kristjan Nagla, Leo Lätti, Lauri Kärk, Lauri Rahusoo, Lauri Särak, Lauri Tikerpe, Lemmit Kaplinski, Leonhard Lapin, Liidia Unt, Maarja Roosi, Maarja Tamjärv, Maido Selgmäe, Maiken Austin, Malev Toom, Margus Kiis, Margus Mekk, Margus Sootla, Marko Kekišev, Mart Anderson Marti Unt, Martti Poom, Mati Kark, Martin Rästa, Meelis Arulepp, Meelis Mikker, Merike Trubert, Merit Karise-Rödje, Mihkel Lauk, Mihkel Mõttus, Mihkel Teemaa, Nils Austa, Pauline Heidmets, Peeter Krosmann, Peeter Linnap, Peeter Paasmäe, Priit Pajusalu, Pärt Erikson, Raivo Kelomees, Rao Heidmets, Rein Pakk, Rihhard Krüüner, Riina Niine, Roland Seer, Sille Neevits, Svetlana Bogomolova, Taavi Suisalu, Taavi Varm, Toivo Enkvist, Toomas-Vahur Lihtmaa, Triin Mänd, Urmas Reisberg, Vahur Kalmre, Vallo Kalamees, Veiko Vaatmann, Vilho Meier.
The department has hosted several lectures, workshops and conferences by internationally acclaimed professionals like Andy Best (England/Finland), Antti Ikonen (Finland), Arn Hundertmark (Germany), Boryana Dragoeva (Bulgaria), Chris Hales (England), Florian Thalhofer (Germany), Horea Murgu (Romania), Ivaylo Zlatkov (Bulgaria), Joes Koppers (Netherlands), John Grzinich (USA/Estonia), Keiko Sei (Japan), Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Netherlands), Mantas Lesauskas (Lithuania), Matt Adams (England), Morten Schjødt (Denmark), Pasquale Napolitano (Italy), Paul Rodgers (England/Estonia), Robin Dance (England), Svetlana Ostrova (Russia), Teijo Pellinen (Findland), Teresa Wennberg (Sweden), Vaclav Macek (Slovakia) Valentina Nisi (Italy), jt.
In 2001 - 2007 Raivo Kelomees led the department,
since 2008 the head of the department is Jaanus Eensalu.
Head of Department