Edinburgh College of Art
(ECA) is an art school in Edinburgh
, providing tertiary education
in art and design disciplines for over two thousand students.
Edinburgh College of Art is located in the Old Town
of Edinburgh, overlooking the Grassmarket
, and not far from the University of Edinburgh
's George Square campus. The college was founded in 1760, and gained its present name and site in 1907. Formerly associated with Heriot-Watt University
, it now has its degrees issued by the University of Edinburgh. The College formally merges with the University on 1 August 2011, combining with the School of Arts, Culture and Environment and continuing to exist under the name Edinburgh College of Art as a fourth College of the University, with administrative support from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. As a result, the new Edinburgh College of Art will comprise not only Art, Design, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, but also History of Art and Music..
Edinburgh College of Art can trace its history back to 1760, when the Trustees Drawing Academy of Edinburgh
was established by the Board of Trustees for Fisheries, Manufactures and Improvements in Scotland. This board had been set up by Act of Parliament in 1727 to encourage and promote the fisheries or such other manufactures and improvements in Scotland as may most conduce to the general good of the United Kingdom
, and was also... Read More