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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BA (Hons) Photography alumna wins Redeye Bursary

Karen Rangeley who graduated from BA (Hons) Photography in June this year has won the inaugural Redeye Digital Printing Bursary courtesy of Jack Lowe Studio. …

Students Take Top Awards at New Designers 2014

Two Leeds College of Art BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design students have taken the top awards at this year’s New Designers show in London. …

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Alumna creates Glasgow Commonwealth Games Sculpture

Claire Bentley – Smith, a graduate from BA (Hons) Visual Communication in 2001, sculpted the replica Duke of Wellington statute that took centre stage at the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. …

Alumni Success as Reclaim Bags hit Topshop London

Alumni Fashion accessory label RECLAIM BAGS are now for sale in Topshop, Oxford Street London. …

Alumna Jessica Bunyard Selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014

Jessica studied the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at College from 2009 – 2010 and has been selected as one of 55 artists to join the roster of Bloomberg New Contemporaries, the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from …

Alumni ‘Making Headway’ at the Hat Works Museum in Stockport

13 of the UK’s best emerging millinery talents, including 5 alumni from Leeds College of Art have been selected to showcase a new collection of hats in Stockport this May, followed by an exhibition at the Hat Works Museum …

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Victor Burgin…

Victor Burgin was born in Sheffield in 1941. He studied at the Royal College of Art and at Yale Uni…


MA Creative Practice…

Featuring new work by MA Creative Practice students Emma Dexter, Patrick James Kirk-Smith, Andres Ja…

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.