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.

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Alumnus Wins Prestigious Woon Foundation Art and Sculpture Discretionary Prize

Martin Darbyshire who graduated from BA (Hons) Fine Art in 2015 has been announced as the joint winner of this year’s Woon Discretionary Prize. Martin was awarded the prize at an award ceremony held at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle. …

Fine Art alumna Hatty Pocock exhibits at Mall Galleries, London

Recent Leeds College of Art BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate, Hatty Pocock has been selected to exhibit at the FBA Futures Exhibition 2015 at the Mall Galleries in London. Hatty is one of just 18 artists selected. …

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Leeds College of Art Alumna Is Selected For Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015

Recent BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate Lydia Brockless has been announced as one of the artists selected for this year’s prestigious Bloomberg New Contemporaries Exhibition. …

Alumni, Students & Staff take part in this year’s Leeds Print Festival

Leeds Print Festival is back for its fourth year from Saturday 24th to Saturday 31st January 2015, taking place at various creative spaces across Leeds city centre. …

Leeds College of Art Alumna Wins New Design Britain Award

Amy Bartlett who graduated from BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design in 2014, has won the Alumni Choice Award for her product ‘Geometric Perspectives: Structure, Form and Repetition’ at the New Design Britain Awards (NDBA) …

Review of Five

Gallery discussion at Leeds Art Gallery 1st December 2014… featuring the following speakers: Prashant Pandya, Sandra Whyles, Carol Sorhaindo, Lubaina Himid …

Daisy Argyle

Alumni

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

Alumni

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

Alumni

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