Leeds College of Art


About Leeds College of Art

Leeds College of Art is the only specialist art college in the West Yorkshire region and has been delivering high-quality art and design provision for over 160 years. The college has contributed significantly to the development of art education in Britain and beyond, having pioneered new ways to teach and to structure qualifications.

Providing for international students 9 undergraduate degree courses, a Masters in Creative Practice and 2 further education courses, students can choose to study art and design subjects with us from the age of 16 upwards. Our students experience an intense and exciting atmosphere, where tutors feel passionately that each one should discover their individual creative potential and where hard work pays off. We have over 1,000 BA (Hons) degree students and a further 900 who studying further education courses, who all find themselves immersed in a truly creative environment.

With numerous award-winning students each year and tutors who are often practising artists in the subjects that they teach, there can’t be a better environment to nurture creativity. Real-life experience and practical advice helps our students shape their ambitions for the future

We have built an outstanding reputation as an exciting alternative to traditional universities, consistently producing artists and designers of national and international repute. Famous alumni include the sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth and more recently Marcus Harvey, Danny Sangra, Omar Kashoura and Turner Prize winner Damien Hirst.

At Leeds College of Art, where you’ll be immersed in an atmosphere which will help you to discover your own individual talents and potential, where hard work really pays off, and where you have all the resources you need for your ideas to take shape. Our Excellent staff: student ratios mean you’ll benefit from as much personal attention and expert advice as you’ll need.

You will be offered English language support as part of your tuition. A qualified tutor will support you with written assignments, tuition in English language, and preparation for the IELTS examination, (if studying at FE level).

Leeds College of Art rank 8th in the Guardian University league tables for both specialist institution and art and design categories, which is the highest ranking for an independent art college in the UK.