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

This is the eighth consecutive year that the exchange between Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art has been running.

Evie moved from Shanghai to study a Masters degree in Graphic Design at ECA.

Dr Patricia Allmer tells us why she wrote the book and what was involved in its publication.

Focusing on new cultures of communication for fashion industries, the research will culminate in the Diversity Network Fashion Forum 2018.

Student, Julia Barbour, talks to us about “Sorry, I had a Seminar”.

A postgrad student reports on recent workshops run for students pursuing the MSc programme in Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating Criticism.

Successes include most awards ever won by a single film at the annual Student Television Awards.

Music student, Ceylan Hay, talks about her role in the art writer’s monumental site-specific Radio 4 project.

The Devil Inside is Stuart’s third collaboration with author, Louise Welsh.

The would-be doctor who turned to Music and became an award-winning arts and homelessness activist.

Upcoming ECA events

04 Dec 2015 to 05 Mar 2016
Visual Dissection – The Art of Anatomy
Main Library, Exhibition Gallery
George Square
12 Feb 2016 to 19 Feb 2016
13 Feb 2016 to 08 May 2016
British Art Show 8
Talbot Rice Gallery
Old College, South Bridge
15 Feb 2016 to 19 Feb 2016
18 Feb 2016
Music Research Seminar: Thomas Schmidt
Lecture Room A
Alison House