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

Seventeen BA (Hons) and MFA students will be exhibiting at this year’s new talent showcase.

We talk to ECA’s International Director, Frances Fowle, about ‘Inspiring Impressionism: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh’.

Ailsa Johnson is awarded a work placement and £1,000 by Penguin Random House.

We talk to Musicology student, Haley, about her research into the Scottish music industry.

Matluba Khan’s outdoor classroom scoops the EDRA and PPS Place Design Award 2016.

Wins include a Burberry Scholarship for Matthew Barber.

Three firsts and two runners up prizes round off a great week at the annual fashion showcase.

Ailie Reid received her commendation after completing her Travelling Fellowship.

Two of the six films commissioned for the Scottish Short Programme will feature ECA alumni talent at the helm.

We talk to Digital Composition and Performance student, John, about creating music for both acoustic instrumentation and live multichannel electronics.

Upcoming ECA events

01 Apr 2016 to 02 Jul 2016
Brown Paper and Imagination: Revealing the Edinburgh College of Art Revel
University of Edinburgh Main Library Exhibitions Gallery
30 George Square
13 May 2016 to 29 Aug 2016
The Scottish Endarkenment
10:30 to 17:30
Dovecot Gallery
Dovecot Studios Ltd
25 Jun 2016 to 23 Jul 2016
Naked Craft at the Iona Gallery
The Iona Gallery
Duke Street
29 Jun 2016
Online Learning Open Day
9:30 to 18:30
19 Aug 2016 to 23 Aug 2016
International Festival Encounters
10:00 to 16:00
Evolution House
78 Westport