We are delighted that you are considering studying with us!

With over 200 international students representing nearly 70 different nationalities, students enjoy a diverse, close-knit community in a creative atmosphere where anything feels possible!

Our representatives visit the USA twice 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

Our College Board SAT/AP Designated Institution (DI) Code is 7735 Leeds Arts University.

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

Entry Requirements

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

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

You will also need:

  • A short portfolio (application images) that shows your interest and ability in art, design and/or technology
  • One reference to support your application from an academic teacher, tutor or counsellor

Undergraduate Degrees

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

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

    PLUS:

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

    OR

    • ACT with a minimum composite score of 23

    PLUS:

    •  2 x SAT Subject Tests (550 in each)

    OR

    • 2 x AP tests (grade 3 in each)

    A combination of AP and SAT Subject Tests is acceptable.

We are also happy to take into consideration honours classes, IB courses or university/community college credit-bearing courses. 

We will consider each application on a case by case basis. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your application if you have any questions. 

You will also need:

  • A short portfolio (application images) 
  • One reference to support your application from an academic teacher, tutor or counsellor 

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

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

 

Applicants for BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance will also need:

  • Pass a Leeds Arts University digital audition in the year prior to entry demonstrating a high level of performing ability – equivalent to ABRSM/Rockschool/Trinity Grade 8.

  • Your Grade 5 Theory will be assessed through your practical performance of an original song, instrumental composition, or arrangement of an existing song that has been uploaded to a suitable video sharing platform (YouTube, Vimeo or Weibo) for remote review. Depending on the outcome, the requirement for a formal Grade 5 Music Theory qualification may be waived.

Postgraduate Degrees

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

  • An undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study or;
  • A degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma /professional qualification

You will also need:

  • Evidence of your English Language ability equivalent to IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5. Please see English Language for details of accepted qualifications.
  • A short portfolio (application images) 
  • One reference to support your application from an academic or a creative practitioner