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

Shaun graduated from Glass - BA (Hons) in 2012. He is doing an MA at Royal College of Art and is part of the 2016 An Sùileachan Residency on the Isle of Lewis.

The wins were in the “Best Feedback” and “Best Student Who Tutors” categories in the 2016 EUSA awards.

MSc students work alongside experts on restoring William Mainwaring Palin murals.

Hongzhi Zhu’s medal looked at the contemplative but also euphoric nature of dog walking.

Megan Baker has fused historical and contemporary references to portray all wars in all countries.

Five winners from four programmes spanning the schools of Design and Music.

Putting language skills to great use on the Art in Translation e-journal.

The exhibition featured work by graduates, current staff and students, and works from the University of Edinburgh collections.

A Canadian fashion designer turns her talents to performance costume.

On the 24th and 25th March 2016, a symposium on the music and career of the Pet Shop Boys took place in ECA's School of Design.

Upcoming ECA events

13 Feb 2016 to 08 May 2016
British Art Show 8
Talbot Rice Gallery
Old College, South Bridge
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
30 Apr 2016
07 May 2016 to 18 Jun 2016
Naked Craft at the Swanson Gallery
The Swanson Gallery
Davidson's Lane
11 May 2016
ECA Chancellor's Fellows' Talks: Maria Fusco
Collective Gallery
City Observatory and City Dome