We are delighted that you are considering studying with us!

There are currently 7 students from the USA enrolled at Leeds Arts University.

Read our international student profiles to find out more about them!

Our representatives visit the USA at least once per year. We have an exchange agreement with the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York City and have been involved in collaborative projects with Cooper Union Gallery and Syracuse University

If you need any assistance please don't hesitate to contact Leeds Arts University directly at international@leeds-art.ac.uk.

Entry Requirements


A strong portfolio of art/design work is required for all courses.

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Successful completion of the USA High School Diploma with an overall GPA of 3.0

Undergraduate Degrees

Successful completion of the USA High School Graduation Diploma with a GPA of 3.0


  • Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test with minimum scores of 550 in each component (evidence-based reading and writing and mathematics) 


  • ACT with a minimum composite score of 23


  •  2 x SAT Subject Tests (550 in each)


  • 2 x AP tests (grade 3 in each)

A combination of AP and SAT Subject Tests is acceptable.

Advanced entry to the second year of an Undergraduate degree is possible for students with an Associate degree (minimum GPA of 3.0 overall) is possible depending on subject match. 

Our College Board Designated Institution (DI) code is 7735 - Leeds Arts University



Postgraduate Degrees

A second class upper division honours degree or international equivalent; or a relevant professional qualification at an equivalent level, supported by a portfolio of work.

Candidates holding other academic qualifications will also be considered for admission provided they have substantial relevant professional experience and a portfolio of work.

For MA Creative Practice please include a proposal with your application outlining the area of practice you wish to develop, what you hope to achieve, a bibliography of books and resources you intend to use and the facilities and support you believe you will need.