Edinburgh College of Art

In the School of Design we develop methods and approaches to people and culture that equip our students to design excellence into our lives.  Edinburgh College of Art is a vibrant and creative community of students and academics: a place of experimentation, exploration, intellectual stimulation and exciting collaborations.

We enjoy an international reputation for the quality of our teaching and research across the disciplines of art, design, architecture and landscape architecture, history of art and music. Tracing our history back to the 1770s, we remain at the forefront of teaching and research, ideally placed to engage with the challenges of the future.

Our home within the University of Edinburgh makes us distinctive, offering many opportunities to benefit from the diverse range of expertise and resources associated with one of the world's leading academic institutions.

Edinburgh College of Art is known for cutting-edge fashion teaching that emphasises personal creative freedom and design innovation while giving you more tutor time than in most other Fashion programmes. They have been ranked, by the Guardian University League Table, as the top institution in the UK for undergraduate Fashion study.

Courses Overview: Undergraduate & Postgraduate 

Fashion BA (Honours)
Jewellery & Silversmithing BA (Hnours) 
Perfomance Costume BA (Honours) 
Textiles BA (Honours) 
Fashion MFA
Fashion MA 
Jewellery MFA
Performance Costume MFA 
Performance Costume MA 
Textiles MFA 
Textiles MA

Life In Edinburgh

The Scottish Capital, Edinburgh is a city full of history and culture. Alongside the citites beautiful landscape with the constant view of Edinburgh castle, the artisitic city has an eclectic selection of quirky bars, restaurants and clubs with plenty of art and music events.

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) has a wide range of studios and workshop spaces, libraries and collections, places to socialise, perform and show work; all within walking distance of world-class museums, music venues and galleries. Our facilities range from the historic, to contemporary, specialist spaces for making work at all scales, in and across all media. In this directory, you’ll find details of our own facilities, and selected places in the city to be inspired, research, collaborate or gain work experience.

Tuition and Scholarship Information 

The University of Edinburgh offer scholarships and student funding to help undergraduates, postgraduates and international students. Please click here to find out more. 

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