As a winner of the Hammermen Art Award, a competition set up between the ECA jewellery department and the Incorporation of Hammermen of Edinburgh group, Jemima has been able to fund a series of short courses upon graduating from ECA to continue her explorations of the creative process, particularly her interest in art direction and photography.

Since graduating Anke's final design project has been shortlisted in the Global Design Graduate Show 2020 by Arthsthread and i-D magazine, and she has been nominated as a newcomer for the German Design Awards 2022.

Eighteen recent graduates from Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) were selected by the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) to exhibit in its annual showcase of emerging talent, RSA NEW CONTEMPORARIES.

After graduating, Claire Walsh returned to ECA to do a short residency before she moved on to curating a series of events as part of the 2016 Edinburgh Art Festival. Since then, Claire has gone onto a role at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and is now the assistant curator in the Collections department at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).


Following a successful career as a pop music singer-songwriter and composer for theatre and TV, Aleksandra's aspiration to become a film composer led her to relocate from Serbia to study at Edinburgh College of Art.

Having completed his BA in Sculpture in 2004, Augustus had no hesitations about returning to do an MFA in 2011. In addition to being a practising artist and teacher in Athens, Augustus founded the Snehta residency which aims to promote and facilitate local and international artists.


Daniela Groza designed a fully digital collection for her 2020 graduate show and created a ‘Virtual Try-on' event allowing people to use an Instagram filter to virtually try on pieces of jewellery from the programme's graduating students.

After a "magical" year studying Musicology in Edinburgh, Dr Cara Stacey knew she wanted to work in African music and focus on musical performance. She has completed two further degrees and released two albums.


A scholarship allowed independent curator and writer Eliel Jones the opportunity to study Contemporary Art Theory at ECA. Eliel fondly remembers the chance to 'jostle' with his classmates during seminars and offers his advice for aspiring curators.

Five 2017 Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) graduates have won awards at this year’s RSA New Contemporaries at the Royal Scottish Academy.