School of Design

In the School of Design we develop methods and approaches to people and culture that equip our students to design excellence into our lives. 

Our philosophy

We are not just designing artefacts. By understanding the world around us, and understanding where design vision and ideas lie within a global context, we develop challenges to the way we live. Through a process of collaboration, we encourage students to build with us a collective philosophy of what design is and what it might become.

Making connections

Edinburgh is a world-leading centre of knowledge in science, engineering and innovation. The School of Design is developing a network of these key partners which will place the School at the forefront of research development.

Our mission

The studio and workshop environment in the School of Design is spectacular. Our staff are leading practitioners and theorists in their fields. 

We encourage our designers to create visions and identities that are both innovative and sustainable. We are educating not only problem-solvers but also opportunity-seekers. Our students will become the designers/thinkers/makers who will positively shape the world we inhabit.

School of Design news

Emma Mitchell and Matthew Barber win the 3-week project

Dr Jessamy Kelly, a lecturer in Glass, describes her experience at the Rona Glass Factory, and the work she created there.

Shortlist of project ideas up for public vote.

Dave Murray-Rust & Rocio von Jungenfeld are presenting 'Lichtsuchende' in Ghent (Belgium) in November.

Two students from ECA represented Great Britain at the exhibition.

Textile students design charity bags-for-life; Jutexpo prints the winning design.

Talks and workshops taking place in T-Room (Floor 1) of Evolution House

Gordon Napier awarded a Prince William Scholarship, supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros.

Group project aims to encourage integration between students

The Jewellery & Silvermithing graduates took their work to Shanghai over the summer

Upcoming School of Design events

23 Oct 2014
Design Informatics Research Seminar: Design and Ethics
16:00
Evolution House, T-Room (1st Floor)
78 West Port
06 Nov 2014
Design Informatics Research Seminar: Machine Learning
16:00
Evolution House, T-Room (1st Floor)
78 West Port
13 Nov 2014
Design Informatics Research Seminar: Artist & Videosmith
16:00
Evolution House, T-Room (1st Floor)
78 West Port
20 Nov 2014
Design Informatics Research Seminar: Engineering
16:00
Evolution House, T-Room (1st Floor)
78 West Port
27 Nov 2014
Design Informatics Research Seminar: Design Electronics
16:00
Evolution House, T-Room (1st Floor)
78 West Port