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

Emma Searle, the Founding Editor of “Canvas”, explains how the publication came to fruition

The filmmaker has won for his mid-length documentary, The Fog of Srebrenica.

Artist Melanie Steffl Thompson's third article on her first semester at ECA.

A journey through graduation ceremonies at ECA, and their tradition of pranks and stunts.

Design Ideas Competition brings together students from Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

The hypED team are submitting their proposal to the international Hyperloop competition

Student, Daisy Lafarge, tells us about the Sculpture Court’s use as a party venue.

Funding for Mal Burkinshaw to exhibit in the International Centre for Lace and Fashion.

Lichtsuchende - a society of biologically-inspired, robotic creatures - is on display at ZKM, Oct '15 - Feb '16.

Student, Ellie Powell, writes the first in a series of articles on collectives and artist-run initiatives.

Upcoming ECA events

31 Oct 2015 to 19 Dec 2015
Impulses Towards Life
Talbot Rice Gallery (Gallery 2)
Old College
30 Nov 2015 to 04 Dec 2015
Have Fun
10:00 to 17:00
Sculpture Court
ECA Main Building
09 Dec 2015 to 12 Dec 2015
26 Jan 2016
ECA Chancellor's Fellows' Talks: Matt Brennan
Evolution House (Boardroom, 5th floor)
78 West Port
09 Feb 2016
ECA Chancellor's Fellows' Talks: Benedict Taylor
Evolution House (Boardroom, 5th floor)
78 West Port