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 2.8

You will also need:

  • A short portfolio 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 one of:

  • ACT test results with minimum scores of 24
  • 2 AP exam results with a grade of 3 or higher
  • SAT I (Reasoning) scores of at least 1100

We will consider each application on a case-by-case basis, adopting a flexible and inclusive approach to applications from students who have been unable to access standardised tests. We will consider honours classes, IB courses, or university/community college credit-bearing courses in lieu.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your application if you have any questions. 

You will also need:

  • A short portfolio or audition
  • 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.

English Language Requirements 

If you are a USA Passport holder, you do not need to prove your level of English for Visa application purposes. If you hold a different passport, you can prove your level of English with the below USA qualifications: 

  • USA High School Graduation Diploma - if your language of instruction is English 

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:

  • A short portfolio 
  • A reference to support your application from an academic or a creative practitioner