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

We recently joined some final year Sculpture students at one of their crits

The creator of 'The Making of Longbird' on the rewards of making people laugh and why he’s chosen to stay in Edinburgh.

Dr Elaine Kelly explores the German Democratic Republic’s impact on the nation’s music

Barry Esson and Bryony McIntyre, also known as Arika, join for this academic year.

Emma Mitchell and Matthew Barber win the 3-week project

Dr Jessamy Kelly, a lecturer in Glass, describes her experience at the Rona Glass Factory, and the work she created there.

History of Art Lecturer’s work highlighted in index of women in the Middle Ages

Shortlist of project ideas up for public vote.

Alessandro has curated the ‘Introduction to Fashion Studies’ course at Cornerhouse

Dave Murray-Rust & Rocio von Jungenfeld are presenting 'Lichtsuchende' in Ghent (Belgium) in November.

Upcoming ECA events

04 Nov 2014
Lunchtime concert: KDKDK (Piano duo)
Reid Concert Hall
Bristo Square
06 Nov 2014
Design Informatics Research Seminar: Machine Learning
Evolution House, T-Room (1st Floor)
78 West Port
06 Nov 2014
06 Nov 2014
History of Art Research Seminar Series: Watson Gordon Lecture - Unfinished Paintings
Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
National Galleries of Scotland
06 Nov 2014
Metamorphoses: Grey Area and Martin Parker
Reid Concert Hall
Bristo Square