Why invest in an Art and Design course

If you are considering a course in art and design, then here are some reasons why the investment is worth making. University of Arts London (UAL) creative qualifications UAL have designed creative qualifications that you can study at Edinburgh College. These courses are relevant to the industry and fantastic for course progression. The college is…

Niamh is Marketing Society’s Star Creative Student

An Edinburgh College Graphic Design student has been named Star Creative Student at the Marketing Society Star Awards for the fourth year running. Niamh Curran, the latest student to receive the accolade, was presented with the award at this year’s ceremony after impressing judges with her work. Twenty-year-old Niamh, from Linlithgow, beat off stiff competition…

Edinburgh College Art students exhibit work at Sculpture Workshop

Students from Edinburgh College’s Contemporary Art Practice course are set to disperse their talents across Edinburgh’s Sculpture Workshop this weekend. ‘Dispersal’, an exhibition encompassing painting, sculpture, performance, photography and moving energy, is the culmination of the students’ work over the past two years. Nine students will display their portfolio of work which demonstrates the diverse…

Natalie set to inspire at TEDxYouth

An Edinburgh College Graphic Design student is set to challenge Scotland’s young people to delve deeper into the relationship between art and science at the first ever TEDxYouth@Glasgow event. Natalie Loh will be giving a talk on ‘Art or Science?’ to encourage the audience to explore new ideas, consider the other option and discover their…

Top 5 Reasons to Study Art and Design

The School of Art and Design at Edinburgh College is one of the largest of its kind in the UK with over 700 students. It also has a strong reputation for progressing students into both degree-level study and employment in the creative industries. Need more convincing? Here are our top five reasons why students study…

Textile students get creative with Scottish icons

Edinburgh College’s HND Textile students have joined forces with Edinburgh-based bespoke tailor Stewart Christie & Co to give some of Scotland’s greatest cultural icons of the past 700 years a fashion makeover. The students showcased their work at an event to celebrate the strength and depth of the country’s creative and textile sector. Creative Legends,…

How to nail your art and design portfolio

You will need to consider that we may ask you questions at interview about your knowledge of your chosen subject and why you are interested in the course. Essentially we want to know more about you and what makes you ‘tick’ creatively. In order to fully gauge your creativity we will not only offer you…

Illustration students drawn to Kelpies book prize

Five Edinburgh College students have drawn their way onto the shortlist for city publisher Floris Books’ fifth annual Kelpies Illustration Prize. The students are among 10 finalists for the children’s book illustration award and hope to follow fellow Edinburgh College Illustration student Aimee Ferrier, who won last year. To commemorate the centenary of the First World War armistice,…

Edinburgh College Creative Industries students get tips from the top

Edinburgh College was a hub of creative activity as it welcomed some of the country’s top professionals to its sixth annual Creative Industries Employability Day. Creative juices were flowing at the college’s Granton Campus and Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) theatre, where students had an opportunity to get career advice from guest speakers from across…

Edinburgh College students and graduates bring Elizabethan theatre costume to Stirling

Edinburgh College Costume students have delved into a Shakespearean world of farthingales and ruffs to launch an exhibition of Elizabethan inspired stage costumes. Elizabethan Costumes for Theatre Performance, an exhibition by Edinburgh College Theatre Costume students, arrived at the Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling this week. The exhibition features 13 historically themed costumes, inclusive of undergarments and…

Edinburgh College design student scoops silver award in national industry competition

An Edinburgh College Graphic Design student has been recognised as one of the breakthrough marketing stars of the year in a national industry competition. HND Visual Communication: Graphic Design student Lena Sakura was presented with the silver Breakthrough Award at the Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) annual award ceremony. The award showcases the best creative talent…