Following current advice from the UK Government all our physical open days this term have been cancelled and we will be replacing them with online open days where possible. If you have signed up for an open day we will be contacting you by email with the new online open day date. Booking for our Foundation Diploma online open day is below.

If you plan to apply for September 2021 then we will hopefully be able to host physical open days in autumn 2020.

Booking for the following online open day is now available

Date/Time TBC

Click here to register

Booking for the following dates will be available soon

Thursday 8 October 2020


Saturday 14 November 2020


Thursday 3 December 2020


Saturday 15 May 2021


When you register for an event you will automatically be sent a confirmation email. If you don't receive it, please check your promotions/junk/spam folders.

If you have any problems booking your place please email or call us on 0113 202 8000.

What to expect

At the open day you can get a feel for our friendly, highly creative environment and discover why Leeds Arts University is an amazing place to study. You will be welcomed by our team of student ambassadors, receive a talk by the course tutors and see the studios and workshops where you will actually study.

Click here for the Foundation Diploma Open Day Guide

You need to register to attend the open day. The whole event lasts up to two hours.

Open Day Schedule

Registration - Refreshments are available in the cafe.

Course Talk - This starts promptly at your booking time, either 4.30pm or 6pm on Thursdays, or 11am, 12pm or 1.30pm on Saturdays. The talk lasts about an hour.

Workshop & Studio Tour - Student ambassadors will take you on a tour of our workshops and studio space. The tour lasts about 30 minutes.

Q&A with Tutors - You can ask your questions to course tutors either after the course talk or the workshop tour.


Our Foundation Diploma course is taught in our Vernon Street building which is our oldest site built in 1903 based in the city centre. It is just off Millennium square, behind Leeds City Museum.

Please be aware we have two sites, so don’t get confused and go to our other site at Blenheim Walk.