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

Head of Fashion, Mal Burkinshaw, to star in the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas | 5th August 2014

Success for ECA's Michael Edwards in UnBox Future Cities LABS follow-on awards.

National design bodies honour ECA student work.

Maria Fusco’s proposal for a site-specific performance work selected from over 700 submissions.

Scholarship means a three-year tuition waiver for a History PhD

ECA students impress at design industry event

Graphic Design and Illustration students attend D&AD’s New Blood festival

Current and former students run a range of summer community events.

Work by two Jewellery students will be displayed at Galerie Marzee

ECA in running for a RIBA President’s Award as part of multidisciplinary consortium.

Upcoming ECA events

04 Jul 2014 to 15 Aug 2014
In the Tradition: Modern Private Presses and Early Printed Books
Centre for Research Collections, 6th Floor
University of Edinburgh Main Library
19 Jul 2014 to 17 Sep 2014
Shock and Awe: Contemporary Artists at War & Peace
10:00 to 18:00
Royal West of England Academy
Queen’s Road
15 Aug 2014
Masters Festival: ‘oOo’ by Cameron MacNair and Sonia Ali
18:30 to 18:45
Studio C26
Edinburgh College of Art Main Building
16 Aug 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
Masters Festival, 2014
11:00 to 17:00
Edinburgh College of Art Main Building
University of Edinburgh
16 Aug 2014
Masters Festival: Film & Animation Showcase (16th August)
14:00 to 15:00
Sculpture Court
Edinburgh College of Art Main Building