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

Anna works as a costume designer and has worked with teams on numerous productions, including Sunshine On Leith, The Bletchley Circle, Cuckoo, and Downton Abbey.

Maisie Shearing has won the Fundación SM International Award for Illustration at the Bologna Children's Book Fair

Artist in Residence opportunities for artists/designers in a range of disciplines across the School of Design. Apply by 29th May 2015.

Simon Lloyd tells us about his time as a User Experience designer with Mayxmiser, as part of our Innovate UK-funded KTP.

DarkSound invites participants into a mysterious tenement building after the sun has set.

Axel Scheffler and Catherine Raynor were among the visitors to inspire Illustration students this semester.

Music student and disabled musician, George Low, talks to us about Disability Research Edinburgh (DRE).

Two recent graduates win at the 2015 British Academy Scotland New Talent Awards

A chance to celebrate the outstanding work of colleagues, tutors or lecturers.

Undergraduates and postgraduates worked together on the 2-day Ani Jam challenge.

Upcoming ECA events

14 Mar 2015 to 02 May 2015
where language ends
10:00 to 17:00
Talbot Rice Gallery
Old College
14 Mar 2015 to 02 May 2015
Rediscover: The Torrie Collection
10:00 to 17:00
Talbot Rice Gallery
Old College
11 Apr 2015 to 02 May 2015
10:00 to 17:00
Doubtfire Gallery
3 South East Circus Place
22 Apr 2015 to 25 Apr 2015
The Architecture of Scotland in its European Setting 1660-1750
9:50 to 17:30
Main Lecture Theatre (E22)
Edinburgh College of Art
23 Apr 2015 to 25 Apr 2015
SHOW 2015: Fashion / Costume / Textiles
18:30 to 20:00
Sculpture Court
Edinburgh College of Art