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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Joanna Geldard’s Greenhouse illuminates York for SPARK 2014

York Council procured her proposal and supported the making of The Greenhouse, which was shown at Leeds Light Night earlier this month and will be illuminating York (near the Minster) for SPARK Illuminating York tonight – 29th October 2014! …

Students and Alumni set to SHINE at Light Night

A new addition to Light Night this year is the SHINE programme, aimed at supporting and showcasing the work of new and emerging artists in Leeds. …

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Short Print Collective taking part in a huge print exchange

Leeds College of Art printmakers, who teach and contribute to the short course print programme at the College, have formed a Short Print Collective. The group aims to establish a platform to share ideas and expertise in a wide variety of printmaking …

MA Student Andres Jaroslavsky’s work makes the cover of Yorkshire Art Journal

Andres has just completed his MA in Creative Practice at Leeds College of Art. …

Charlotte’s COLOUR wins at Texprint Awards

Recent Leeds College of Art BA (Hons) Textiles & Surface Pattern Design graduate, Charlotte Beever, has won a very prestigious prize at the Texprint Awards 2014. …

Interview with alumnus Nick Pearson

Nick Pearson is alumnus of the Pre-BA Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, 1977-1978. Currently exhibiting at Leeds College of Art in our Blenheim Walk Gallery with ‘I’m not being funny but’from until 3 October 2014, we caught up with Nick to get a …

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Subterraneans is an exhibition which explores how aspects of Beat culture have influenced visual ar…

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.