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

Architecture, Landscape, Conservation, Colour, Play...

Katie Paterson: Ideas (Ingleby Gallery; closes 27th September) and Earth-Moon-Earth (Jupiter Artland; closes 28th September).

Group project aims to encourage integration between students

Antonia Weir and Rory Lamb tell us about their experience.

The Jewellery & Silvermithing graduates took their work to Shanghai over the summer

"NESS" scoops wins in Germany for research on guitar fretboards

Our former Student President tells us about her time at ECA and her current practice.

The master of “the odd yet perfectly logical invention drawing” tells us about finding surprises in everyday things.

Tom Western has written about postwar ethnographic field recording for the journal Twentieth-Century Music.

39 concerts will be taking place around the University of Edinburgh in the forthcoming season.

Upcoming ECA events

23 Sep 2014
Lunchtime concert: Edinburgh Quartet
Reid Concert Hall
Bristo Square
25 Sep 2014
26 Sep 2014
School of Art Friday Lecture Series: Oliver Chanarin
11:30 to 13:00
Main Lecture Theatre (E22)
Edinburgh College of Art
26 Sep 2014
Lunchtime concert: Tanino Dúo
Reid Concert Hall
Bristo Square
27 Sep 2014 to 04 Oct 2014
Image, Instinct and Imagination: Landscape as Sign Language
11:00 to 17:00
Matthew Architecture Gallery
Minto House