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

Dongsun Lee is using the technology to create unique work

ESALA PhD candidate set for Berlin, having won Falling Walls Lab Edinburgh 2014.

Emelie Westerlund awarded €3,000 and her work featured at international exhibition.

Positive message from National Student Survey.

Tessa Lynch at Jupiter Artland | 17th July - 28th September 2014

ESALA’s Kate Carter part of successful multidisciplinary team.

Almost half of a surveyed 9,000+ participants have a first language other than English; 50% have never studied music formally before.

ECA works with vibrant youth orchestra on international music project.

Workshops allows pupils to experience working in an art college environment.

University researchers have developed a digital treasure hunt around Edinburgh.

Upcoming ECA events

16 Aug 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
Masters Festival, 2014
11:00 to 17:00
Edinburgh College of Art Main Building
University of Edinburgh
24 Aug 2014
Masters Festival: Film & Animation Showcase (24th August)
14:00 to 15:00
Sculpture Court
Edinburgh College of Art Main Building
24 Sep 2014
Internet of Cars Symposium
9:30 to 18:30
Murray Building
University of Southampton
27 Sep 2014 to 04 Oct 2014
Image, Instinct and Imagination: Landscape as Sign Language
11:00 to 17:00
Matthew Architecture Gallery
Minto House
28 Oct 2014 to 30 Oct 2014
The Contracts Game 2014
Edinburgh College of Art Main Building
Lauriston Place