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.

2017/18 Semester Two

Monday 15th January 2018 Semester Two begins

Monday 15th January 2018 Undergraduate application deadline

Monday 19th - Friday 23rd February 2018 Flexible Learning Week

Friday 18th - Saturday 19th May 2018 Performance Costume Show

Friday 25th May 2018 Semester Two ends

Friday 25th May 2018 Fashion Show

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 10th June 2018 Degree Show

Thursday 5th July 2018 Summer Graduations


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

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