To apply to any of the below courses, you need to apply directly to the University, using our Student Application Form.

  • Access to Art & Design
  • Extended Diploma in Art & Design 
  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

International applicants (from outside the UK/EU), please see here for further information.

Please follow the instructions on the application form carefully and be sure to provide all the information requested so we can deal with your application promptly. A reference should also be included with your application. If this isn’t possible it can be sent under separate cover, or emailed to feapplication@leeds-art.ac.uk by your referee. For mature students, who are no longer in education, a reference from your employer would be an acceptable alternative.

Student Application Form

To download the form right click on the link and choose save.


When to apply

Foundation Diploma

Due to the high number of applications, we request that applications are submitted ideally by 15 December 2019.

In order to guarantee that your application will be considered it must reach the Admissions Department by 15 January 2020.

Applications received after 15 January 2020 will be considered on a first come first served basis according to availability.

Extended Diploma and Access to Higher Education

Whilst there is no formal deadline for applications for these courses, we recommend submitting as soon as possible as demand is very high. 

Before returning the form to us, check that you have:

  • Stated which course you’re applying for
  • Filled in all the details about yourself and your qualifications and/or experience
  • Obtained a school reference, if appropriate.

For more information about the application and interview process please see our Extended Diploma Survival Guide.


Click here to see our Admissions Complaint Policy and Procedure