Lucia Savastano is currently studying the MSc Advanced Sustainable Design at ECA. Here, she gives us an insight into life as a student on her programme.

Resilient Borders is a project by students on our Advanced Sustainable Design masters.

On the Advanced Sustainable Design - MSc programme you gain skills that you can apply in a wide series of contexts.

MA Architecture student, Naomi Rubbra, has won two of five categories at the Student Awards for Architecture 2017. The awards celebrate the strong talent of student architects across a variety of categories.

At this year's prestigious Graduate Fashion Week, three Edinburgh College of Art students take home awards for their sustainable and innovative creations.

After graduating from the Advanced Sustainable Design - MSc, Mayela co-founded a sustainability consultancy firm based in Mexico which allows her to implement what she has learnt at ECA in real-life scenarios.

Wanting to learn more about sustainability within the design industry, Ernesto Carvajal left his home in Quito, Ecuador to join the Advanced Sustainable Design - MSc programme at Edinburgh College of Art. Now, working at an architectural practice in Boston, USA, Ernesto is planning to work with an indigenous community in Ecuador to construct a community centre using sustainable building methods.


Staff and students collaborate on a programme of events across Edinburgh.

ECA is engaged in a variety of projects that build and maintain relationships with schools and colleges, with the aim of easing students' transition into their chosen creative degree and providing information, advice and guidance for prospective students, as well as their parents, teachers and careers advisors.


At ECA, Paul was able to explore his interest in sustainability through a series of collaborative and individual industry-related projects.