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

Kenny Hunter's new artwork of 42 cast blackbirds took 18 months to complete.

Six experts bring their practical experience to bear on a range of questions posed by UK industry.

Monthly talks on research-related career issues for academics and postgraduate students.

Catherine is a visual artist who graduated from our Fine Art programme in 2001 and was a British Art Show writer-in-residence.

Lisa graduated from the Glass - MFA programme and has returned to ECA to do a PhD.

Matt Gianotti's composition will be performed by the German Choir of London.

Announcing the return of our public series of talks by leading national and international artists and thinkers.

The series aims to create events that bring together research-active staff and students to exchange methods, knowledge and ideas.

The building will form part of Edinburgh College of Art’s ambitious plans to transform the area into a hub for arts and culture.

The research-led show travels to The Lighthouse as part of A&DS’ Say Hello to Architecture.

Upcoming ECA events

29 Oct 2016 to 04 Mar 2017
Naked Craft at Tweeddale Museum & Gallery
Chambers Institution
High Street
03 Nov 2016
Thing of the Month: Gandharan sculptural fragment head Buddha
Main Lecture Theatre, ECA Main Building
74 Lauriston Place
10 Nov 2016
History of Art Research Seminar: Phillip Lindley | The Union Duke's Marbles
17:15 to 18:30
Hunter Lecture Theatre
Hunter Building
11 Nov 2016
New Positions
10:00 to 17:30
Board Room (5th floor)
Evolution House