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

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Thomas Aquilina’s Kampala: Mobile Economies makes Cinecity final 30

Last chance to see The Eccentric Banquet, which finishes its six week run at Marion de Cannière Gallery on Saturday 26th April 2014.

Magi Sinclair takes first place in competition championing outstanding undergraduate work.

Robert Christgau, rock critic and Music Editor of Village Voice, 1974-2006, will deliver keynote speech at the Reid Concert Hall.

ECA is deeply saddened to learn of the death of alumnus Alan Davie, aged 93.

The SCART Connection at Summerhall | Tuesday 8th April 2014

ECA Chancellor’s Fellow, Maria Fusco, in Vancouver for weekend of readings and responses on New Narratives in Art Writing.

Best in Show returns to ECA | Friday 2nd May 2014

ESALA hosts networking event at UN-Habitat’s 7th World Urban Forum

Upcoming ECA events

26 Mar 2014 to 07 May 2014
"Landscape in Cinema" film screening series
18:00 to 19:30
Main Lecture Theatre, ECA
Lauriston Place
04 Apr 2014 to 21 Apr 2014
Picturebook in Progress - Exhibition
10:00 to 17:00
Sculpture Court Balcony
Edinburgh College of Art
05 Apr 2014 to 24 May 2014
The Bone Library: Group Show
Summerhall Place
22 Apr 2014
Improvisation: Educational Perspectives – 22 April
9:15 to 17:30
St Cecilia's Hall
Niddry Street
22 Apr 2014 to 26 Apr 2014
Dwelling in the Moorlands: exhibition
17:00 to 20:00
Tent Gallery
Evolution House