The programme is focused on developing confident, enquiring, resilient students who can research and articulate their practice, and question their position and that of painting within the wider context of contemporary visual culture. Emphasis is placed on drawing, and research through visual thinking at all levels, and work is also realised through a wide range of practices such as printmaking, artists' books, installation, digital media, photography and more.
This programme is centred on the studio. Edinburgh College of Art has exceptional purpose-built studios where students are encouraged to identify, reflect on and develop their personal, visual vocabulary through the language of painting. The nurturing and development of the individual is a priority.
2022 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (first sitting) or 4/5 Highers at AABB/ABBBB (two sittings) plus English at National 5.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) plus English at National 5. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
You will be asked to submit a digital mini-portfolio to provide evidence of artistic aptitude and potential, this will form an important part of the selection process.
Entry to second year is available for those with above plus completion of a foundation year or relevant HND at another institution.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Edinburgh College of Art