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

Graphic Design and Illustration students celebrated by D&AD, Design Week, It’s Nice That and Creative Review.

In this article we meet Music - BMus (Hons) graduate Amanda MacLeod who tells us about her freelance portfolio career.

Student and staff volunteers return to Dalmarnock to co-design and build a new pavilion.

Joy Vamvakari and Yuchen Wang report from the launch of a new website focusing on disability research.

Oli Jan was invited to an awards ceremony in Łódź, Poland where he was commended for his original compositions

Takahiro Iwasaki has been selected to be at the Japan Pavilion for the 57th annual international exhibition.

Kelly Peters’ glove safety poster praised for strong use of text and image.

Tereza Astilean scoops a paid internship within the global company’s Design Talent Team.

August is set to be a busy month for the staff, students and graduates of ECA.

Collaboration with the University of Athens sees students travel to the Greek capital.

Upcoming ECA events

13 May 2016 to 29 Aug 2016
The Scottish Endarkenment
10:30 to 17:30
Dovecot Gallery
Dovecot Studios Ltd
13 Aug 2016 to 27 Aug 2016
Masters Degree Show 2016
Edinburgh College of Art Main Building
74 Lauriston Place
19 Aug 2016 to 23 Aug 2016
International Festival Encounters
10:00 to 16:00
Evolution House
78 Westport
16 Sep 2016 to 30 Sep 2016
Edinburgh College of Art Main Building
Sculpture Court
16 Sep 2016 to 18 Sep 2016