Leeds Arts University is one of only a few independent art schools in the UK. The institution 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.

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.

Emily Maloney is a current BA (Hons) Visual Communication student who has benefited from the generous support of our Alumni. Read about her experience here