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Art Academy of Latvia


Art Academy of Latvia is a leading higher education institution and research competence center in art and design in Latvia. It was established in 1919 and has become an important art institution regionally and in Europe, providing enabling conditions for artistic creation and scientific research. Art Academy of Latvia has always been the cradle of the Latvian art and culture, introducing the creative art space with numerous professionals highly appreciated both in Latvia and abroad. In order to promote the utmost development of the creative industries and their potential in Latvia, the main goal of the Art Academy of Latvia is to provide qualitative, globally competitive education to the young talents in art and design.

Study programmes

BA and MA degrees in faculties and departments:

  • Visual Arts (Painting, Graphic Art, Textile Art, Drawing)
  • Visual Plastic Arts (Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass Art)
  • Design (Functional Design, Environment Art, Fashion Design, Metal Design)
  • Audio-visual Media Art (Visual Communication, Stage design, Motion, Image & Sound)
  • History and Theory of Art (Restoration, History and Theory of Art and Culture)

Number of Students

Application Deadlines
May 1 - for autumn semester and academic year
November 1 - for spring semester

Semester Dates
Autumn semester: September-January
Spring semester: January-May

Coordinator Address
Inta Rubule
Art Academy of Latvia
Kalpaka bulvaris13
Riga, LV-1867, Latvia

Coordinator Email