Choose Leeds College of Art

Leeds is a favourite destination amongst international students for its cosmopolitan environment, art, culture, shopping and nightlife, located in the centre of the UK just over two hours away from London by train.


A modern, international city with many opportunities to enjoy shopping, art, culture and the nightlife, Leeds is internationally recognised as a major centre of learning, with hundreds of nationalities providing a truly multi-cultural atmosphere.

We are a small and friendly College. You will be joining an institution with almost 170 years of pioneering experience in new ways of teaching and learning in art and design.

We encourage all students to express themselves through their work and to develop their own identity and interests, each bringing with them their own distinctive backgrounds and influences, individuality, creativity and flair to share with our vibrant and exciting student body.

Our high quality art and design courses are internationally-recognised. International students are warmly welcomed, bringing new ideas, diversity and wider perspectives into the classroom and studio. We aim to help students realise personal ambitions by offering a creative environment, supported by experienced, committed staff and dedicated learning resources. 

Details of our courses are also available in our prospectus.

These courses will introduce you to the breadth of possibilities within the field of art and design and help you make an informed decision regarding specialist degree level choices.

Download our Guide for International Students 2016 below:


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