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

Business School students producing Edinburgh-themed colouring book for Dragon’s Glen competition.

Product Design student, Elliot Benjamin, makes use of the space to gain feedback for a co-housing project.

Announcing the details of the five AHT seminars scheduled for this semester.

A volunteer army of music lovers is being recruited to take part in the UK’s first ever live music census.

Kandinsky – A Story of Revolution, to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Sunday 8 January 2017

Its first acquisition, The Common Sense, was initiated through teaching and research in History of Art.

We find out how the scores are created by artists and musicians and what it’s like to play from them.

Architecture student, Ruth Hamilton, talks to us about her customisable design.

Each year a select group of recent graduates participates in the RSA: New Contemporaries Exhibition. 17 have been selected to exhibit from ECA.

Jane Hyslop and Patricia Macdonald feature in the first phase of a major new exhibition at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Upcoming ECA events