Drakadeemia was founded in 2008 as the first private creative writing school in Estonia. The founder Siret Campbell (formerly Paju) graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London the same year.
In the first years Drakadeemia offered playwriting courses for beginners. A few years later we expanded to teaching film and prose writing courses, as well as courses where tutors of creative writing could learn their craft. Other courses that have been running in Drakadeemia include production dramaturgy, performance analysis, and adaptation.
Having started from courses for hobby writers we now offer courses for various skill and experience levels. We still have courses for beginners, but in our collaboration with Estonian Writers’ Union and Estonian Children’s Literature Centre we are also teaching professional writers.
The length of our courses and trainings varies. We have trainings that last for a day, and courses that run for a year (where participants meet once a week for about 4 hours).