Why choose us?

You’ll join a passionate community of designers, with the opportunity to focus on your particular design field, as well as to collaborate across a broad range of disciplines.
Taught by leading practitioners and theorists, you’ll be supported in responding to live briefs, showcasing your work, and entering high-profile competitions.
Our city is a world-leading centre of knowledge in science, engineering and innovation. We are at the heart of this network, working closely with key partners.
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.
We are educating not only problem-solvers, but opportunity-seekers. Our students become the designers / thinkers / makers who positively shape the world we inhabit.

Facilities and resources

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

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

The Performance Costume workshops are equipped for a mixture of fabric sewing and pattern cutting processes.

The Film and TV studio is a large flexible space used for technical workshops, as well as for small set builds and studio productions.

Edinburgh College of Art has well-equipped glass workshops for the blowing, cutting and casting of glass objects. The space includes hot and cold glass workshops and a plaster room.

The jewellery and silversmithing workshops at Edinburgh College of Art are equipped to support students through all of the stages of their small- to medium-sized jewellery and silversmithing projects.

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


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.

AHRC PhD Doctoral Studentships

  • Deadline: Applications are now closed
  • Eligibility: For research interests aligning with, or cutting across, ECA's Schools.

College Research Awards

  • Deadline:
  • Value: £16,000 per year for three years
  • Eligibility: Applications are invited for PhD research projects that take advantage of the leading research expertise across ECA.


Contact

ECA General Enquiries

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