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.

2018/19 Semester One

Saturday 8th September 2018 Welcome Week begins

Monday 17th September 2018 Semester One begins

Saturday 22nd September 2018 Undergraduate Open Day

Saturday 6th October 2018 Undergraduate Open Day

Wednesday 14th November 2018 Postgraduate Open Day

Monday 26th November – Saturday 1st December Winter Graduations

Friday 21st December 2018 Semester One ends

 

2018/19 Semester Two

Monday 14th January 2019 Semester Two begins

Monday 18th - Friday 22nd February 2019 Flexible Learning Week

Friday 24th May 2019 Semester Two ends

To be confirmed Summer Graduations

 

2019/20 Semester One

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

Monday 16th September 2019 Semester One starts 

To be confirmed Winter Graduations 

Friday 20th December 2019 Semester One ends

To be confirmed University closed

 

2019/20 Semester Two

To be confirmed 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

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