Edinburgh College of Art

Welcome to Edinburgh College of Art

ECA is a vibrant and creative community of students and academics: a place of experimentation, exploration, intellectual stimulation and exciting collaborations.

We enjoy an international reputation for the quality of our teaching and research across the disciplines of art, design, architecture and landscape architecture, history of art and music. Tracing our history back to the 1770s, we remain at the forefront of teaching and research, ideally placed to engage with the challenges of the future.

Our home within the University of Edinburgh makes us distinctive, offering many opportunities to benefit from the diverse range of expertise and resources associated with one of the world's leading academic institutions.

ECA news

Tessa Giblin has been appointed as the new director of the Talbot Rice Gallery

Student, Eve Ryan, talks to Professor Andrew Patrizio about curating ‘The Scottish Endarkenment’.

History of Art student, Eve Ryan, reviews ‘The Scottish Endarkenment’.

We talk to Musicology student, Stanley, about his transition from pianist to researcher on music and philosophy.

MA Illustration graduate Pat Hughes tells us about his time interning at Frederator Studios in New York.

Student, Elly Gladman, explains what the group is and how to get involved.

Rachael Coyle, a third year Graphic Design student, talks to us about her summer internship.

Two ECA students have been participating in the Amazing Thailand Film Challenge this summer

After working in public policy development for 15 years, Deirdre MacLeod decided to return to studying art

Amelie has had a traineeship in the menswear workroom of the TV series "Outlander".

Upcoming ECA events

16 Sep 2016 to 30 Sep 2016
Transition: ECA Glass alumni exhibition
Edinburgh College of Art Main Building
Sculpture Court
16 Sep 2016 to 18 Sep 2016
29 Sep 2016
History of Art Research Seminar: Ruth Hemus | Dada's Women
17:15 to 18:15
Hunter Lecture Theatre
Hunter Building