Competition for undergraduate places at Art College is extremely high. Alongside achieving the minimum examination admission requirements, virtually all undergraduate degrees in art and design in the UK require the submission of a portfolio of students’ recent art and design work which demonstrates their potential to undertake visual research and engaged art and design practice underpinned by contextual awareness.
Many of our summer courses will support students building a portfolio, but the following three courses are specifically designed to support students thinking of applying to a course in Art or Design at Edinburgh College of Art. They will include guidance about the ECA admission process which includes information on how to plan and approach the required digital ‘mini portfolio’.
These courses, while providing specific portfolio support, do not guarantee successful admission onto any undergraduate course in art and design and students are advised to undertake further study and practice in their own time to give themselves to the best chance of being accepted.
For more information on the admission process and entry requirement at ECA please go to:
If you are a mature student and have been out of formal full time education for three years or more or have no formal qualifications obtained within the last three years, you can find more information on ways to acquire the minimum entry requirements for ECA at:
The following courses are scheduled to take place during our Summer session (July-August 2013).
Please note you cannot use an Individual Learning Account (ILA) to book a course online.
See our help with fees and how to enrol pages for more details.
This article was published on Feb 26, 2013