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Being one of the largest and oldest (1793) Art Academies in the Nordic-Baltic region VDA is inviting international students for postgraduate (MA) studies in English.

Each MA study programme lasts for 2 years and has a study load of 120 ECTS

Being a VDA student you would have a unique opportunity to spend 2 creative years in the thriving international Vilnius art scene. The MA study programmes are intended for independent artists and designers having obtained a BA degree and documented artistic practice (portfolio and CV). The main goal of postgraduate studies is to enable a student to develop one’s artistic or design research skills and gain competencies necessary for the implementation of individual art projects and their presentation in the relevant art & social context.

Vilnius art scene is world-known as an international contemporary art hub with a vibrant artistic life. Located next to the Contemporary Art Centre, an important player in the global art world since 1992, and the National Art Gallery, Vilnius is full of cosy galleries and artist-run spaces. Lithuanian artists are renowned for numerous global art awards such as the Golden Lion (2019) and Special Mentions in Venice Biennale. Lithuania also takes pride in being a home country to such famous artists as Jonas Mekas, George Maciunas (co-founder of Fluxus) and Aleksandra Kasuba. Lithuanian curators were involved in curating Documenta and Baltic Triennial and other influential art exhibitions.


  • Comparatively low living costs in Vilnius, as compared to other European countries;
  • Significant number of state-funded places for EU/EEA citizens;
  • Opportunity to receive a scholarship for the citizens of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Belarus, the People’s Republic of China, Georgia, the State of Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of Ukraine;
  • Offering a wide range of study fields in fine arts, media arts, design, architecture, art theory and history, and restoration.
  • Numerous international opportunities (Erasmus+ grants for studies and internships abroad), Nordplus grants;
  • Access to numerous creative workshops, organised by the Academy (national and international);
  • Access to the Academy’s Art and Design Lab, consisting of design, photography and media art, graphics, ceramics, monumental painting and scenography, restoration and preservation, metal, textile workshops and printing centre with the most advanced and up-to-date equipment;
  • Reasonably-priced guaranteed dormitory accommodation;
  • An opportunity to study as well as participate in creative workshops, organised in a charming art and residency centre – Nida Art Colony;
  • Timely and efficient support and advice for international students.
AniMA - new MA programme!
6 Jun 2022

One more MA programme available for international students at VAA

VDA Erasmus and international students I Our way to see. Vilnius Picture Gallery
5 Feb 2021

Vilnius Academy of Arts (VDA) Erasmus+ and international students in study course “History of Lithuanian Art“ created co-project “Our way to see. The Vilnius Picture Gallery“.

The platform of conceptual jewellery
5 Feb 2021

The Telšiai Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Art is the only school in Lithuania to teach university level programmes in the art of jewellery.