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

Focusing on new cultures of communication for fashion industries, the research will culminate in the Diversity Network Fashion Forum 2018.

Student, Julia Barbour, talks to us about “Sorry, I had a Seminar”.

A postgrad student reports on recent workshops run for students pursuing the MSc programme in Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating Criticism.

Successes include most awards ever won by a single film at the annual Student Television Awards.

Music student, Ceylan Hay, talks about her role in the art writer’s monumental site-specific Radio 4 project.

The Devil Inside is Stuart’s third collaboration with author, Louise Welsh.

The would-be doctor who turned to Music and became an award-winning arts and homelessness activist.

The one-day workshop saw musicians and dancers exploring listening and improvisation.

As well as first prize, ECA students received two honorable mentions.

MSc students learned how the Gallery's current exhibition was curated.

Upcoming ECA events

04 Dec 2015 to 05 Mar 2016
Visual Dissection – The Art of Anatomy
Main Library, Exhibition Gallery
George Square
09 Feb 2016
AHT Seminar: Dr Elizabeth Petcu, LMU Munich
Minto House, 4.18 (in the Maltings)
20 Chambers Street
09 Feb 2016
ECA Chancellor's Fellows' Talks: Benedict Taylor
Evolution House (Boardroom, 5th floor)
78 West Port
11 Feb 2016
History of Art Research Seminar: Jenny Terry
Lecture Theatre
Hunter Building
12 Feb 2016 to 19 Feb 2016