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

“A Wee Night In” by Stuart Edwards claims the top prize at STIFF

The work of graduate Georgia Sofia Moustaka and current PhD candidate Konstantinos Avramidis has been selected for the exhibition in Athens.

Sarah Gavron’s “Suffragette” tells the story of the Votes for Women movement in Britain

David Haslam and Jordan Pilling start work towards an exhibition period at the end of the year

The graduate’s work was recently acquired by the University of Edinburgh Art Collection

Announcing the details of the new courses ECA is offering as part of the University's wide range of electives.

Dr Frances Fowle and Dr Heather Pulliam contributed to the display on Celtic art and identity

YCN Student Awards for undergraduates, Katy Simpson and James Crossley.

Three ECA staff to exhibit in new international exhibition, Heat Exchange II.

A look back at all 14 of the graduates featured in our popular Class of 2014 feature.

Upcoming ECA events

06 Sep 2015 to 31 Oct 2015
Curved Stream
11:00 to 16:00
Traquair House
07 Oct 2015 to 08 Oct 2015
Docomomo ISC U+L - International Conference and Symposium
9:30 to 17:30
USD tutorial study base
Room 4.17 Minto House (The Maltings)
10 Nov 2015
In conversation with Ed Burstell
18:30 to 20:00
Main Lecture Theatre
ECA Main Building
18 Nov 2015
07 Apr 2016 to 09 Apr 2016
Association of Art Historians Conference 2016
12:00 to 19:00
Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh
11 Crichton St