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Leeds Arts University has roots dating back to 1846 and the original Leeds School of Art. Over our 170 year history we’ve also been known as Leeds College of Art before gaining university status in 2017.

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Students celebrate LGBT+ History Month at Leeds Corn Exchange

To mark February’s LGBT+ History month, Leeds Arts University Students' Union and Spectrum Society celebrated the University’s LGBTQIA+ community with a showcase of students’ work at Leeds Corn Exchange. …

Top London creative agency awards students placement, training and accommodation

Creative Advertising students invited to develop and pitch ideas to Homebase and to earn a work placement at the DIY store's creative agency, Atomic London. …

Sixth year of University partnership with Yorkshire-based textile mill

2020 Winners of Alfred Brown Ltd competition to design tailored menswear announced …