An Edinburgh Art School

Leith School of Art offers a unique range of courses. 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.

Our independent status allows us considerable freedom in how we deliver our teaching. The School seeks to create an intimate and supportive environment for studying art and design, and our small scale offers a unique opportunity to work closely with each individual to develop their artistic ability.

Leith School of Art has been successful in gaining Educational Oversight from Education Scotland.  You can review the full report here

Apply for a Year-Long Course


We offer year-long courses in a variety of disciplines, a Foundation Course and Graduate Residencies.

Book a Short Course

We run a diverse range of day and evening courses to suit all abilities, as well as a selection of weekend workshops and a summer school programme.  You can also purchase gift vouchers, which can be redeemed against a range of courses.

Term Dates

Term Dates 2016/2017

Monday 5 September - Saturday 10 December 2016
Half term:  17 October - 23 October 2016 
Exhibition week: 12 – 17 December 2016

Monday 9 January - Saturday 1 April 2017
No half term

Tuesday 18 April – Saturday 17 June 2017
No half term
Exhibition week: 19 – 25 June 2017

funding & fees

Learn more about the fees for our Year-long Courses and how to apply for an Assisted Place.

getting here

Leith School of Art’s two campuses are located on the north side of Edinburgh.

Educational Oversight for Leith School of Art!
11 October 2016