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.

Alumni Benefits

Alumni events, newsletters and more

Alumni Film

Watch our alumni association film

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.

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Alumni Timeline

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

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. …

BA (Hons) Visual Communication alumnus wins prestigious photography award at NCTJ

Photojournalist Ian Hinchliffe has won a prestigious national photography award from the newspaper industry’s leading training body. …

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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. …

Students honoured at Graduation ceremony & celebrate at Leeds Christmas Markets

Leeds Town Hall was again the prestigious location for more than 300 art and design students graduating from Leeds College of Art at an official ceremony. …

Review of Five

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

Students & Staff Contribute to BBC Radio 4 Documentary - Art School, Smart School

BA (Hons) Fine Art staff and students were asked to lend their voice to BBC Radio 4’s documentary ‘Art School, Smart School' which focuses on the evolution of British art school education since the 1950s. …

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Jane Palm-Gold - Reg…

This exhibition explores the impact of city regeneration by corporate multinationals upon pre-existi…

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Laimonis Mierins…

Laimonis Mierins, 1929 – 2011, first came to the UK from Latvia in 1947. After studying at Leeds Co…

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Peter Knight - Polar…

Inspired by the freedom and speed of digital photography, but wanting to make something object-based…

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.