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. 

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Alumni Timeline

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

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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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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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Alumni Benefits

Alumni events, newsletters and more

Support Us

Support the next generation of creative practitioners.

Our Graduates

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.

Remember Me?

Search the University archive of student photos and share your own photo.

Alumni Timeline

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

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.

Anthony Earnshaw Bursary Awarded

The Anthony Earnshaw Bursary 2018 was awarded to Anca Lowe, Access to HE Diploma student, who received the prize on the strength of her Drawing a Day project. …

Fashion alumna showcased at London Fashion Week

BA (Hons) Fashion graduate, Amy Thomson, launched hew new collection ‘Chasin’ Dreams’ at London Fashion Week 2018. …

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Alumna is one of Forbes 30 Under 30!

Ria Sharma, former BA (Hons) Fashion student has been listed as one of Forbes ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ for 2018 for her ground breaking work with her not-for-profit organisation Make Love Not Scars. …

University graduates collaborate with new fabric design company

Three graduates from BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design have been selected to work with new interior fabric design company Cocoon Home. …

Iconic mosaic restored by students

Students from Leeds Arts University have collaborated with local mosaic artist, Ruth Wilkinson, to create a beautiful new mosaic located in Victoria Quarter. …

City centre office showcases student artwork

Photographs by recent MA Creative Practice graduate, Mel Dewey, have gone on display at 5 Wellington Place …

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Dr Bianca Elzenbaumer, Dr Catriona McAra and Dr Dawn Woolley will be giving short introductions to t…

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.