Undergraduate study - 2022 entry
Open to the world

Subject area: Art

Why choose Art at the University of Edinburgh?

  • Our staff include a mix of practicing artists, visual-culture theorists and curators, who publish and exhibit nationally and internationally.

  • In Years 1 and 2, you can select option courses from across Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) and the wider University.

  • You will benefit from regular talks from internationally acclaimed visiting artists and speakers.

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Introducing Art

Our programmes offer a scholarly framework for students who wish to develop their art practice.

We provide a broad-based environment with enough rigour and focus to engage in the study of:

  • intermedia art

  • painting

  • photography

  • sculpture

Our students show imaginative responses to the world through curiosity and exploration. They are equipped with the talent, knowledge and expertise to lead, not simply respond to, innovation in art practice.

We prepare them for this with an educational experience offering depth, breadth and ambition.

Option courses

We have been at the forefront of introducing option courses. These give you choices to pursue a breadth and depth of subjects.

We recognise your desire to immerse yourself in your discipline. We also believe exposure to a range of methods and knowledge enhances your learning.

In Years 1 and 2 you can select option courses that reflect your interests and enhance your main study.

There are many permutations available to you. Your choices can include a mix of art and other university courses.

Applying for Year 1 entry

If you wish to apply for Year 1 entry to the School of Art please select the UCAS code W100.

Year 1 is a general year where you will experience a range of options. These include:

  • painting

  • photography

  • sculpture

  • intermedia art

At the end of Year 1 you will transfer to one of the following specialist programmes: