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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Graham & Brown ‘New Wave’ Success for Four Alumni

Graham & Brown, Britain’s biggest wallpaper company has joined forces with some of Britain’s best up-and-coming surface pattern talent to produce a range of 16 exhilarating new wallpaper designs for The New Wave Collective. …

Alumni collective SPUR launch new publication and exhibition

SPUR is an art collective based in Leeds who organize events, residencies, exhibitions and publications, set up by alumni... …

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Success for students at Sofa.com Emerging Designer Competition

Students studying BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design have won the 2014 Emerging Designer Competition and People’s Choice award organised by sofa specialist Sofa.com. …

Alumni & Student Exhibition opens in Wakefield

Alumni, students & international artists will occupy the old Santander bank in Wakefield Westgate for the Contemporary Art Show ‘LTN HROGUT’ …

Ed O'Donnell

Ed O’Donnell, a former student, life model and tutor at Leeds College of Art and a renowned jazz trombonist, passed away aged 87 on 14 February 2014. …

Italian exhibition for Visual Communication Fellow

Maria Brzozowska, a fellow of the BA (Hons) Visual Communication, programme has had her illustration ‘Eden’ selected for an exhibition in the northern Italian city of Cremona. …

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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.