Why choose us?

You’ll join a community of practising artists, writers, critics and curators working across visual, material and sensual culture. We think, make and critically reflect.
Through our Friday Talks, guest workshops and external projects, you’ll meet and be inspired by leading artists and thinkers from across, and beyond, ECA.
Your learning will be studio-based and research-focused; a mix of one-to-one tutorials, group critiques, seminars, lectures, and field trips.
You’ll be able to take courses from across the University of Edinburgh, using both traditional and digital facilities, and world-class libraries, museums and collections.
You’ll be supported in responding to the world with curiosity, and equipped with the talent, knowledge and expertise to lead future innovation in art practice.

Facilities and resources

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

Includes a screen-printing room, relief room, lithography room, process room, intaglio room, and caseroom.

Resources for History of Art, Art, Architecture and Landscape Architecture students.

Welding torches, a forge, forming and shaping tools, and a 1-ton gantry crane with access to main workshop areas.

Scholarships and bursaries

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

Access Awards

  • Deadline: Various deadlines
  • Eligibility: Based on criteria such as income, background and personal circumstances, and in some cases geographical area.

Erasmus grant

  • Value: Depending on duration and location of stay
  • Deadline: Apply as soon as you confirm your place
  • Eligibility: Students registered on a full-time programme who are undertaking a minimum of two months' continuous work or three months' study mobility.

Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Value: £5,000-£15,000
  • Deadline:
  • Eligibility: Scholarships available for one academic year of postgraduate study at Edinburgh College of Art.


ECA General Enquiries

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