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Edinburgh College of Art

Edinburgh College of Art
Art majors can spend the spring semester studying at the Edinburgh College of Art.
Edinburgh, Scotland
Language of Instruction: 
Academic Disciplines: 
Visual Art
Fulfills KU Core 4.2
Exchange Program
  • Art students can spend a semester studying at the Edinburgh College of Art 
  • Discover the history and architecture of Edinburgh and the surrounding area 
  • Students choose between a semester Painting studio or a semester Intermedia studio, both worth 15 KU credits
Program Summary: 

The Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), part of the University of Edinburgh, lies just to the south of Edinburgh's famous castle. The modern center of the city, located to the north of the castle, boasts buildings over two hundred years old. This area is known as the 'New Town'. The students will enjoy exploring the finest assembly of Georgian architecture to be found anywhere in the world.


The two options for the ECA exchange semester are a Painting studio, or a studio in ECA's Intermedia program. KU Visual Art majors should have completed the KU Foundations courses (13 credits) and at least four of the introductory studio courses to be considered for the ECA spring semester exchange. The University of Edinburgh expects applicants to have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

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Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to complete several documents for each study abroad application.  Below is a list of documents that will need to be completed for an application.

        a. Statement of Purpose
        b. Academic Plan and Approval Form
        c. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
        d. Portfolio CD (Statement of Purpose, Portfolio of Design Work, Resume)
        e. Autobiography
        f. Official Transcript
        g. Authorization to Release Student Information
        h. Student Conduct Verification
        i. Financial Aid Questionnaire

For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.

For more information, contact: 

David Wiley
Program Coordinator
Study Abroad & Global Engagement


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