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

A journey through graduation ceremonies at ECA, and their tradition of pranks and stunts.

Design Ideas Competition brings together students from Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

The hypED team are submitting their proposal to the international Hyperloop competition

Student, Daisy Lafarge, tells us about the Sculpture Court’s use as a party venue.

Funding for Mal Burkinshaw to exhibit in the International Centre for Lace and Fashion.

Lichtsuchende - a society of biologically-inspired, robotic creatures - is on display at ZKM, Oct '15 - Feb '16.

Student, Ellie Powell, writes the first in a series of articles on collectives and artist-run initiatives.

Louise Keay Bell received the award for her film “Heart of Dust”

The field trip is part of their current 'Herbarium' project.

Items from the ECA archive give insight into how the College was affected by WW1.

Upcoming ECA events

31 Oct 2015 to 19 Dec 2015
Impulses Towards Life
Talbot Rice Gallery (Gallery 2)
Old College
27 Nov 2015
Friday Lecture Series: Doug Fishbone
11:30 to 13:00
Main Lecture Theatre (E22)
Edinburgh College of Art
26 Jan 2016
ECA Chancellor's Fellows' Talks: Matt Brennan
Evolution House (Boardroom, 5th floor)
78 West Port
09 Feb 2016
ECA Chancellor's Fellows' Talks: Benedict Taylor
Evolution House (Boardroom, 5th floor)
78 West Port
23 Feb 2016
ECA Chancellor's Fellows' Talks: Gareth Williams
Evolution House (Boardroom, 5th floor)
78 West Port