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

ECA announces further PhD funding opportunities through the College Research Awards scheme.

Third years display their work and run Q&A workshop with second years

“The Image of the Black in Western Art” praised by New York Times and PROSE Award

Dr Zack Moir worked with Paul Duff (Digital Ensemble) to compose and record “Layers”

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, 4th year Sculpture (words) and Ben Shmulevitch, 3rd year Graphic Design (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.

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
06 Mar 2015
Friday Lecture Series: Hayley Newman
Main Lecture Theatre (E22)
ECA Main Building
06 Mar 2015
Lunchtime Concert: Horn Trio
Reid Concert Hall
Bristo Square
06 Mar 2015
Sculpture Court
ECA Main Building
10 Mar 2015
Lunchtime Concert: Roberto Prosseda (Piano)
Reid Concert Hall
Bristo Square