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

Undergraduate students talk about what they make of their first term’s studies.

Results reflect our dynamic research environment and the quality and commitment of our colleagues.

Beth Legg studied Jewellery at ECA as a BA, MA, and practice-led PhD student

Alex Bremner's 'Imperial Gothic' wins William M. B. Berger Prize for British Art History 2014.

Student researching geek culture took her dream trip to The Shire

Research-led spin-off company launches the Skoog 2.0 in Edinburgh.

Worldwide collaborative team includes Professor Raymond MacDonald, Head of Reid School of Music

First year students developed designs with the briefs of “animal magic” and “new threads”

The Caledonian Ark workshop encouraged school pupils to think about a sustainable Scotland

The fair was part of 'Book Week Scotland' and featured work from ECA students, staff and alumni.

Upcoming ECA events

05 Dec 2014 to 07 Mar 2015
Emma Gillies: Rediscovered
10:00 to 17:00
University Main Library, Exhibition Gallery (Ground Floor)
George Square