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

The IF_DO team's design was chosen to form a temporary structure to host a series of events as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

ECA is hosting its annual marathon for composers and animators from across Europe.

Dr Penny Travlou talks to us about her management role in the ‘From Sharing to Caring’ COST Action.

Wildlife expert, Darren Woodhead, shared techniques to better capture an animal’s character.

Richard Thomson, Watson Gordon Professor of Fine Art, has travelled extensively over the past three years to secure works for the show.

ECA's diversity and partnerships with European Universities has brought together GRAFT, an exciting group of alumni contributing to the artistic life of the city.

The project is a collaboration with Edinburgh Museums and the team at Lauriston Castle.

Over 60 students from ECA's School of Art visited a number of Glasgow galleries.

We catch up with Emily Moore to find out how a History of Art postgraduate student spends her day.

The celebrated artist discussed his life and career during a public lecture on 10th May 2016.

Upcoming ECA events

13 Feb 2017 to 24 Feb 2017
Medellin: A model for future cities?
10:00 to 17:00
Matthew Gallery
Minto House
23 Feb 2017 to 24 Feb 2017
23 Feb 2017
A Public Art Puzzle
9:45 to 17:00
Edinburgh College of Art Main Lecture Theatre (E22)
74 Lauriston Place
24 Feb 2017
Lunchtime concert: Piotr Rojek (organ)
Reid Concert Hall
Bristo Square
28 Feb 2017
Lunchtime concert: David Gerrard (harpsichord)
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
25 Nicolson Square