Leeds Arts University hopes to create a lifelong relationship with our alumni.

The alumni association aims to build and nurture the creative community of University alumni, staff and current students. Every student who has passed through the University, from its beginnings as Leeds School of Art, to its time as Jacob Kramer College (1968-1993) and Leeds College of Art, 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. 

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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 Arts University Alumni LinkedIn Group where you can connect with fellow alumni and start discussions online.

Header Image: Contrasts, Laimonis Mierins, 1986, acrylic on canvas 100x100. Leeds Arts University. 

170 Years of Leeds Arts University

In 2016 Leeds Arts University 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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Fine Art students are best in show!

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals unveil MA Graduate exhibition

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Leeds Arts University shortlisted for the 'Oscars of Higher Education'!

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College alumni explore light and sound at National Science and Media Museum

Work by College alumni is now on display at the ‘Wonderlab gallery’, a new feature of the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford. …

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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.