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. 

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If you studied with Leeds Arts University, Leeds College of Art, Jacob Kramer College, Leeds College of Art & Design, or have been a staff member here, sign up to stay in touch!

Our Alumni

Students who have graduated from Leeds Arts University go on to successful careers in a huge variety of exciting disciplines. Read more about them here.

Alumni Benefits

Alumni have access to a range of benefits, including nvitations to exhibition previews, University and alumni events and alumni discounts on postgraduate study. Find out more.

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.

Support Us

We wish to ensure that all our students are able to realise their potential, regardless of their financial background. Your support will help future generations of artists and creatives flourish.

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Search the University archive of student photos and submit your own picture to share.

Sign Up

If you studied with Leeds Arts University, Leeds College of Art, Jacob Kramer College, Leeds College of Art & Design, or have been a staff member here, sign up to stay in touch!

Alumni Benefits

Alumni have access to a range of benefits, including nvitations to exhibition previews, University and alumni events and alumni discounts on postgraduate study. Find out more.

Support Us

We wish to ensure that all our students are able to realise their potential, regardless of their financial background. Your support will help future generations of artists and creatives flourish.

Our Alumni

Students who have graduated from Leeds Arts University go on to successful careers in a huge variety of exciting disciplines. Read more about them here.

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 submit your own picture to share.

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