Year-Long Courses

Applications for 2021/22 are OPEN!


Click here to download our prospectus.


New Term 2 Start Date and Health & Safety

New start date for Term 2: 18th January 2021. 

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Congratulations to retired Principal Philip Archer on his OBE for services to 'art and education'.

A leading Scottish Art School in Edinburgh

Leith School of Art is an independent art college with charitable status. With our excellent staff to student ratios and high quality teaching, the School is an exceptional place to learn whether you are an established artist or a complete beginner. 

We want our high quality teaching to be available to everyone and are committed to providing access to our courses to people of all backgrounds, experience and aspiration, irrespective of age, ability or personal circumstances. We pride ourselves on our supportive and nurturing environment, and welcome all those who want to learn about art and design.



Visit the School

Due to Covid-19 our Open Days have been temporarily suspended. You can still visit the School by appointment. Please contact us to arrange a suitable date and time to see the School and courses in action

Term Dates 2020/21

Term 2: Spring 
Mon 18 January 2021 – Sat 3 April 2021 (no half term) 
(NB classes will continue on Good Friday 2nd April)

Term 3: Summer
Mon 19 April 2021 – Sat 26 June 2021 (no half term)
Exhibition week:  28 June - 4 July