ECA Summer 2020 Showreel
A taster of the incredible work on display!

The Edinburgh College of Art Graduate Show Summer 2020 website has evolved over the summer and now features over 400 graduates profiles and 3000 pieces of media from 38 degree programmes. This showreel is just a taster of the incredible work on display!

Summer 2020 Closing Celebration
The Closing event of our Summer 2020 programme

After introductions from ECA’s Principal, Prof Juan Cruz was a panel discussion on the topic of : 'How will cultural and creative education need to change as we adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic, and what opportunities does this change of context present?' Chaired by Prof Ed Hollis who was joined by Bev Hood, Prof Richard Williams and Dr Denitsa Petrova. This was followed by a closing showreel of ECA Summer 2020.

Masters Show opening celebration
Opening event

Featuring messages from ECA Heads of Subject Areas, Programme Directors and Juan Cruz, ECA Principal. Plus, a concert featuring Reid School of Music PhD Music students.

Postgraduate composers concert
Postgraduate composers premiere online collaborations with Plus-Minus Ensemble

Work by three Music PhD students and members of the Reid School of Music's resident ensemble, Plus-Minus Ensemble, was streamed on 4 September as part of the final phase of our Summer 2020 Graduate Showcase.

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In Conversation With Experienced Freelancers
ECA Summer 2020 x Edinburgh Innovations

Increasingly, people within the creative industries find themselves working through portfolio careers including - often parallel - stages of freelancing, paid work and entrepreneurial activities. What do these careers look like? In this online session, were were joined by three ECA alumni who, as practised freelancers, share their experiences and answered questions.

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Building Creative Circles
ECA Summer 2020 x Creative Edinburgh

Hosted by Anna Gormezano-Marks, Director of Community & Mentoring at Creative Edinburgh and ECA Painting alumna, this workshop offers practical tips and advice on the crucial skill of recognising and growing your existing networks.

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Practical Advice for Freelancers
ECA Summer 2020 x Edinburgh Innovations

Thinking of becoming a freelancer or are you already freelancing and want to make sure you are on the right track? This one-hour online workshop will give you loads of practical advice and resources on freelancing.

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Messages of support for graduating students
Friends of ECA

Some friends of ECA from recorded messages of support along with pieces of advice for the class of 2020

Scottish Chamber Orchestra concert
Compositions by Music students

Performances from Scottish Chamber Orchestra musicians, performing new compositions by graduating Music students.

Edinburgh College of Art Illustrated Catwalk
Fashion students

Since our Fashion students were unable to complete their full collections, they created an alternative presentation for their work, celebrating their talents and creativity through fashion illustration.

Summer 2020 launch celebration
Opening event

Featuring messages from friends of ECA, followed by a concert featuring musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra performing new compositions by Music students.