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

"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.

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

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

From Replay to Rimo, Luci Holland tells us about her ‘monster’ year composing for the screen.

Graduate, Jane Stockdale, on collaboration, experimentation, the positives of failure and travelling the world.

Fashion Programme Director shortlisted in inaugural awards for his work on diversity.

Dongsun Lee is using the technology to create unique work

Information, advice, and welcome events for new students to ECA

Upcoming ECA events

20 Sep 2014
Picture Hooks conference
10:00 to 17:00
Edinburgh College of Art
74 Lauriston Place
23 Sep 2014
Lunchtime concert: Edinburgh Quartet
Reid Concert Hall
Bristo Square
25 Sep 2014
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