Why choose us?

You’ll study in a School with a long and distinguished history and a broad view of music, combining tradition with innovation, theory with practice.
We are home to two extraordinary historic concert halls, unique collections of musical instruments, a world-class music library and well-equipped studios.
Our Music Society is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s best, and our city is a rich cultural resource of orchestras, ensembles, choirs, world music groups and venues.
Our students can take courses from across ECA and the University of Edinburgh, and we have strong links with the local community and partner organisations.
We focus on small group and individual teaching by leading experts who are passionate about music and the role it plays in multiple aspects of human life.

Facilities and resources

Studios and workshop spaces, libraries and collections, places to socialise, perform and show work.

The easy way to book and reserve equipment and studio spaces at Edinburgh College of Art.

Students at the University of Edinburgh have access to a range of library resources across the campus and online.

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Seventeen practice rooms equipped with pianos, ideal for students requiring a private place for music practice.

Our extensive range of music studio spaces, equipment, and software will allow you to see your audio projects all the way through from composition and recording, to mixing, mastering, and post-production.

A 218-seat Victorian venue built in 1859. Used for regular orchestral and choral rehearsals and performances.

The oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland, home to one of the most important historic musical instrument collections in the world.

Scholarships and bursaries

Are you eligible for funding to help you in your studies? Have a look at what's currently available.

Bucher-Fraser Scholarship (for new students)

  • Deadline:
  • Value: £12,500
  • Eligibility: Awarded to a student who is accepted for admission on a full-time, postgraduate taught Masters programme in Music.

Gwen Clutterbuck & Leighton Scholarship

  • Deadline: 14 December 2018 and 3 May 2019
  • Value: £100 - £1,000
  • Eligibility: Awarded to undergraduate students in the second or subsequent years of their BMus or MA programme in the Reid School of Music for the purpose of travel and study abroad.

James Smart Memorial Organ Scholarship

  • Deadline:
  • Value: £1,000
  • Eligibility: Awarded to a Music student aged between 17 and 20, who shows the greatest promise and all-round ability in organ/piano performance.


ECA General Enquiries

Email: eca@ed.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)131 651 5800