Leeds College of Art hopes to create a lifelong relationship with our alumni.

The alumni association aims to build and nurture the creative community of College alumni, staff and current students. Every student who has passed through the College, from its beginnings as Leeds School of Art, to its time as Jacob Kramer College (1968-1993) and Leeds College of Art and Design, are all part of our alumni community. With notable alumni spanning right from the first graduates of 1846, this is a pretty special community to become a part of.

Whether you studied part-time or full-time, we’d love to hear from you. If you have studied with us for three months or more or were a staff member of the College, simply complete the sign up form to join.

We look forward to sharing your news and accomplishments and hope that many of you will help us to provide careers advice, case studies and opportunities for current students. 

Alumni can also join the Leeds College of Art Alumni LinkedIn Group where you can connect with fellow alumni and start discussions online.

170 Years of Leeds College of Art

In 2016 Leeds College of Art will be celebrating 170 years of delivering art education in Leeds with a year of exhibitions and events celebrating the achievements of our students past and present.

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Alumni Profiles

Read the profiles of just some of our former students

Alumni Map

Explore our interactive Alumni Map to find out more about where our alumni have ended up and what they have gone on to achieve.

Alumni Timeline

Discover the 160 year history of the College through our alumni with this interactive timeline.

Ed O’Donnell and a Tradition of Music at Leeds College of Art

In 1948 a young Ed O’Donnell, who had just come out of the coal mine, was walking up Vernon Street when he heard a trombone playing. …

An Art Student in Wartime

Christine Schofield (née Liley) was a student at Leeds College of Art from 1943-1948, here she remembers student life during World War Two and rationing. …

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Leeds College of Art Alumni Sculpture Obtains Listed Status

Post-War public sculpture created by Leeds College of Art alumni Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Bernard Schottlander have been given protected status by Historic England. …

Studying the Foundation Diploma in the 1980s!

Elizabeth Garbutt (Nee Kaniuka), Careers Advisor studied for a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 1980-1981 …

BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate selected for FBA Futures 2016

BA (Hons) Fine Art 2015 graduate, Alex Beswetherick, has been selected for the 2016 FBA Futures Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. FBA Futures showcases work by outstanding graduate artists from 2015. …

Leeds College of Art’s MA Creative Practice end of year show

Our postgraduate students presented POST – their MA Creative Practice two week end of year exhibition at Holy Trinity Church in Leeds city centre in October …

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Hilary Readman…

Combining wax, ceramics, burnt wood, and lighting, Readman’s practice draws on themes of the sacred,…

Daisy Argyle


Daisy graduated from BA (Hons) Graphic Design in 2009 and now works as a graphic designer for Dalziel & Pow, a leading international retail design consultancy.

Magdalena Dobrakowska


Magdalena graduated from Creative Advertising in 2010 and is now a Global Account Manager at one of the world's largest advertising agencies - Grey London Advertising.

Anne-Marie Atkinson


Anne-Marie Atkinson graduated from BA (Hons) Photography in 2011 and her photographic practice utilises portraiture, diaristic imagery and landscape.