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

How people with visual impairments have responded to a research-led exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

An exhibition exploring how art education developed at Edinburgh College of Art during the 20th Century.

The new ECA web interns, Alice Chandler (words) and Ben Shmulevitch (images), record the unveiling of the new Andrew Grant Memorial.

A temporary exhibition created by students and led by Sir Jonathan Mills during Innovative Learning Week.

Awards will fund studies to make festivals more environmentally-sustainable and to connect pier communities.

CCCF is a festival of events organised by the University of Edinburgh Careers Service taking place from 2nd - 6th March 2015.

Intermedia staff and twenty-two students went on a second overnight research trip to the Historic Scotland property in Perthshire.

Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) recently hosted a drawing workshop with a distinct difference.

Four Material Practice – MSc students are investigating canal dredging for The Circular Economy project.

THIS IS SCOTLAND films produced by ECA’s documentary research centre aired during prime-time slots.

Upcoming ECA events

05 Dec 2014 to 07 Mar 2015
Emma Gillies: Rediscovered
10:00 to 17:00
University Main Library, Exhibition Gallery (Ground Floor)
George Square
27 Feb 2015 to 05 Mar 2015
20:00 to 23:00
11 Gayfield Square
03 Mar 2015
Lunchtime Concert: University of Edinburgh Music Students
Reid Concert Hall
Bristo Square
04 Mar 2015
Research Ethics Symposium
12:00 to 16:00
Evolution House
05 Mar 2015
Performing the City
Main Lecture Theatre (E22)
ECA Main Building