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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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Leeds Art University student wins at the Graduate Fashion Foundation Awards 2020

BA (Hons) Fashion student, Daisie Jacobs wins Fashion Styling & Creative Direction Award 2020 and Tasarla Lagan featured in the awards night catwalk show …

Textile student wins The Harlequin Award at New Designers

Molly Marnoch has won The Harlequin Award at this year’s New Designers Awards for her collection Overlooked Sublime. …

Graphic Design and Illustration students announced as winners of Penguin Random House Student Design Award 2020

Olivia McEwan-Hill awarded second prize in the Adult Fiction category; Kael Crozier awarded third prize and Max Basey shortlisted in the Adult Non-Fiction category. …