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 exhibition at Hotel Elephant was initiated and organised by ECA students

We say goodbye to 473 students, and award honorary degrees to Patrick Reyntiens OBE, Professor George Lewis and Evan Parker.

Alice Chandler and Ben Shmulevitch reflect on their experience as the ECA web interns.

The artist, performer and producer bringing Good Punch to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Using her portraiture skills as Staff Photographer at the Consulate General of Ireland

University strengthens ties with film industry with new partnership with the Centre for the Moving Image.

Maria Fusco’s project at Ben Cruachan has been commissioned by Open and backed by Creative Scotland.

Alberto Iordanov’s film, "Bubo’s Limbo", explores the rise and fall of the communist ideal.

Thirteen film-makers, including an ECA alumni, travel to Traverse Theatre to seek backing for their film.

Martin Radich’s "NORFOLK" is a tale about a reclusive father and son whose close relationship is threatened when the father’s violent past catches up with them.

Upcoming ECA events

29 Apr 2015 to 27 Aug 2015
16 Jun 2015 to 07 Jul 2015
Living Patterns
10:00 to 16:00
Water of Leith Visitor Centre
24 Lanark Road
27 Jun 2015 to 12 Jul 2015
From a Horizontal Line
10:00 to 18:00
St. Margaret’s House (Third floor)
151 London Road
15 Aug 2015 to 23 Aug 2015
Masters Show 2015
11:00 to 17:00
21 Aug 2015 to 25 Aug 2015
International Festival Encounters
10:00 to 17:00
Evolution House
78 Westport