We understand that deciding where to do your Foundation Diploma is an important decision. We aim to give you all the information you need to make the right choice. 

Booking for the following dates is now available

Thursday 10 October 2019

4.30pm session

6pm session

Saturday 9 November 2019

11am session

12pm session

1.30pm session

Thursday 5 December 2019

4.30pm session

6pm session

Saturday 16 May 2020

11am session

12pm session


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 rose.townsend@leeds-art.ac.uk 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.