Taught course

Graphic Design

University of Edinburgh · Edinburgh College of Art

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Any appropriate professional experience will also be considered. This programme requires the submission of a portfolio and study proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

Graphic designers must challenge the status quo, cross boundaries, think backwards from the future and develop powerful and novel solutions. They should observe and be culturally and historically aware and demonstrate understanding, openness and receptivity.

At ECA we encourage bold, lateral thinking coupled with a clear understanding of process and technique. .Our aim is to produce innovative, emotive, and enduring design from students who learn through intense sustained involvement with the design process.

The curriculum is student-led. With tutorial guidance, you will negotiate and develop a programme of study based on personal areas of practice and research. Alongside there are a number of set projects to support and inform your own line of enquiry.

There are both analogue and digital facilities within the Design School. Our printmaking area offers screenprint, relief print, etching, lithography, digital print and printmaking, monoprint and calligraphy.

Information for international students

Please visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/humanities-soc-sci/postgraduate/prospective-students/english-language/overview

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

ECA Graduate School
+44 (0) 131 651 5736