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 number of opportunities for artists/designers in a range of disciplines | apply by 31st May 2017

The conference of the Society of Architectural Historians will be held in Glasgow, and ESALA is a formal event partner.

34 students on the prize shortlist presented their work in the Sculpture Court on 7th April 2017.

PhD student, Naomi Pearce, tells us about her work on a new London exhibition blending the historical and the contemporary.

The winners of a two-part competition which was open to both current ECA students and alumni are getting to work on their newly commissioned pieces.

Eva Cameron Coutts talks to third year Intermedia students about their site-specific work at Lauriston Castle.

The three-year Heritage Lottery-funded project has digitised over 4,000 historic images taken in the 1980s and is now making them publicly available as part of the Tower Block-UK Slide Archive.

Two of the three 2017 residencies have been awarded to ECA students: Daphne de Sonneville (Art); and Katerina Talianni (Music).

Alumni and research recognised in both award categories at the E Club pitching competition.

Danielle Smith will begin her research in September 2017.

Upcoming ECA events

06 Jun 2017
Aggression, Transgression & the Avant-garde
Screening Room (G.04, ground floor)
50 George Square

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