Leeds College of Art is one of only a few independent art schools in the UK, our students enjoy a small, close-knit community in a creative atmosphere where anything feels possible. We believe this is the best environment in which to grow as an artist or designer.

To a great extent, our reputation goes before us: Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth studied here, as did, more recently, Marcus Harvey, Damien Hirst, Danny Sangra and Omar Kashoura. However, we never allow complacency. We work extremely hard to remain a leading centre for art and design education, choosing from among the brightest international potential artists to produce some of the most sought-after creative talent.

In the Guardian Education League Tables 2015, we are the highest ranked independent art college in the UK. Excellent staff: student ratios mean you’ll benefit from as much personal attention and expert advice as you’ll need.

Our fabulous, state-of-the-art resources and libraries offer you the best possible opportunities for proving your talent and your potential. You’ll be able to produce work which meets or exceeds the demands of modern practice in art and design.

Our workshops won the WhatUni Best Facilities in 2014 and 2016, they are equipped to industry standards, and are run by highly skilled staff who contribute significantly to our teaching.

Whether you join us to study for a degree, masters, foundation diploma or extended diploma course, you’ll encounter a highly creative, friendly and supportive environment at Leeds College of Art.


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