Edinburgh College of Art

Edinburgh College of Art is part of Edinburgh University and teaches students in a variety of artistic and creative subjects. The College is comprised of five schools; the Reid School of Music, the School of Design, the School of History of Art, the School of Art, and the School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture. Located in the centre of the city and overlooked by Edinburgh Castle, the College of Art is attended by over two thousand students every year.

Edinburgh College of Art is just a short walk from both our iQ Student Accommodation buildings in the city - making iQ Grove and iQ Fountainbridge a popular choice of accommodation for College of Art students.


  Distance Bus Car / taxi Walk Cycle
iQ Grove 0.7 miles 11 minutes 6 minutes 14 minutes 7 minutes
iQ Fountainbridge 0.8 miles 10 minutes 6 minutes 15 minutes 7 minutes


How to find Edinburgh College of Art from iQ Grove or iQ Fountainbridge

Walking to college from either iQ Grove or iQ Fountainbridge is really easy - it will take approximately quarter of an hour to get from home to your lessons or classes.

If you're feeling lazy, there is a choice of buses that will whisk you in to uni. From iQ Grove, walk a couple of minutes down Grove Street to Fountainbridge where you can get either the 35 or 36 straight to Edinburgh College of Art.

Alternatively, you can bring a bike with you to uni and store it in the secure cycle storage at either iQ Grove or iQ Fountainbridge. Cycling into uni is quick, easy and healthy and will take less than ten minutes. Fantastic!

Edinburgh College of Art contact numbers

School of Art

  • 0131 651 5763

School of Architecture

  • 0131 650 2306

School of History of Art

  • 0131 650 4124

School of Design

  • 0131 651 5714

Reid School of Music

  • 0131 650 2422

Did you know...

  • Over 2,000 students study at Edinburgh College of Art every year.
  • Founded in 1760, the college was renamed Edinburgh College of Art in 1907, the same year it moved to its current location on Lady Lawson Street.
  • The College merged officially with the University of Edinburgh in 2011.