Edinburgh College of Art


About us

We are ECA.

Edinburgh College of Art is a leading international art college and a place of experimentation and collaboration. We host undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes spanning art, design, music, history of art, architecture and landscape architecture.

At ECA we encourage bold, lateral thinking coupled with a clear understanding of process, technique and business. Our aim is to produce innovative, emotive, enduring and of course aesthetic design from graduates who learn through intense sustained involvement with the design process.


Our Purpose

We are Daydream Believers.

In recent years, Graphic Design staff at ECA have noticed that the level of design-ready applicants recruited to the programme has been limited in quality (not quantity). Applicants’ portfolios, which are requested as part of the Design School’s admissions process, show a disconnect between what they are taught at school and what we expect of them at this institution.

In being part of Daydream Believers we hope to broaden the landscape of successful applications to the programme, strengthen the portfolio component and help to convince young learners, their parents/carers and teachers the value of creativity and design as a fulfilling and viable career option.


Our Classes

Let’s have fun

Below you’ll find lessons that will engage pupils and provide them with critical and analytical skills to think creatively about any task and problem they face.

Daydream Believers