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

The George Simpson Landscape Architecture Prize winner now working at GROSS.MAX.

Five BFC awards and a Levis's win cap a great year for SHOW 2016 designers.

Two Big Ears grew out of a collaboration between students on the Acoustics & Music Technology and Sound Design programmes.

Working on the Glasgow International biennial (and more!) at the Gallery of Modern Art.

The latest Canvas is themed “Ideas of Beauty” and will be available at the 2016 Degree Show.

PhD students present at symposium opened by Chancellor’s Fellow, Benedict Taylor, with Simon Frith as keynote.

Two students from different music programmes share their stories of this year's ensemble.

Fashion graduate now working for Gucci in Rome; a Wallpaper Magazine 'one to watch.'

Intermedia graduate Amy received the Edinburgh College of Art/Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop Graduate Bursary Award for 2015/2016. We find out what she's been doing in the year since she graduated.

DOK was founded by Daryl McKee, Olivia Turner and Karen Fleming, who graduated from the Painting – BA (Hons) programme in 2015

Upcoming ECA events

01 Apr 2016 to 02 Jul 2016
Brown Paper and Imagination: Revealing the Edinburgh College of Art Revel
University of Edinburgh Main Library Exhibitions Gallery
30 George Square
07 May 2016 to 18 Jun 2016
Naked Craft at the Swanson Gallery
The Swanson Gallery
Davidson's Lane
13 May 2016 to 29 Aug 2016
The Scottish Endarkenment
10:30 to 17:30
Dovecot Gallery
Dovecot Studios Ltd
28 May 2016 to 05 Jun 2016
Degree Show 2016
11:00 to 17:00
Edinburgh College of Art
74 Lauriston Place
01 Jun 2016
Adam House
3 Chambers Street