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.

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

These facilities are provided for both cold and hot casting processes, allowing you to work on small as well as large-scale pieces.

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

Overlooking Edinburgh Castle, our painting studios provide a bright and airy space for working in.

The printmaking suite provides a host of facilities for traditional and contemporary printmaking processes.

This large wood workshop hosts a huge range of machinery and hand tools for the cutting, shaping, and general fabrication of woods, as well as metals, plastics, and cardboard.


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.

Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Deadline: 1 March 2019
  • Value: £10,000
  • Eligibility: Scholarships available for one academic year of postgraduate Masters study at Edinburgh College of Art.

AHRC PhD Doctoral Studentships

  • Deadline: 12 noon on 3 December 2018
  • Value: Stipend of around £15,000 p/a & fees (fees only for EU students)
  • Eligibility: For research interests aligning with, or cutting across, ECA's Schools.


Contact

ECA General Enquiries

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