The academic year at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) is divided into two semesters, beginning in September (Semester One) and January (Semester Two). 

Key dates for summer and the next academic year are below, including end-of-year shows, graduations and open days.

2019/20 Semester One

Monday 9th - Sunday 15th September 2019 Welcome Week begins

Monday 16th September 2019 Semester One starts 

Saturday 21st September 2019 Undergraduate Open Day

Saturday 5th October 2019 Undergraduate Open Day

Wednesday 27th November Winter Graduations 

Friday 20th December 2019 Semester One ends

25th December 2019 - 5th January 2020 University closed


2019/20 Semester Two

6th January University reopens

8th - 12th January 2019 - January Welcome

Monday 13th January 2020 Semester Two starts 

Monday 17th - Friday 21st February 2020 Flexible Learning Week

Friday 22nd May 2020 Semester Two ends

Monday 25th May 2020 Summer Teaching Vacation begins

To be confirmed Graduations 

Photo of an open day at E C A
Edinburgh College of Art
Undergraduate open day in the Sculpture Court
Photo of two people holding hands in front of an artwork
Image courtesy of Joe Glover
Friends and Family evening at our annual Degree Show