We spoke to BA (Hons) Creative Advertising student Cicely Alderson on why she chose to study at Leeds Arts University, what inspires her and her plan for life after University...

Why did you choose Leeds Arts University?

I chose Leeds Arts University because of it’s reputation as an excellent specialist institute and because of it’s location. It’s the ideal place to study for creative students in the North.

What made you select BA (Hons) Creative Advertising?

I wanted to study Creative Advertising because my favourite A Level subjects were English Literature and Fine Art. I also really wanted to work creatively with brands.

What do you really enjoy about your course and the University?

The course is brilliant because it is so tailored towards having a career in advertising, there are plenty of opportunities to get noticed by industry professionals too. The studios are modern and well equipped. Students are free to use facilities from other departments too, which is great!

What is your best piece of work? - What area do you specialise in?

I have specialised in Art Direction, with my best piece of work being for Pump n Grind - an independent café in Leeds.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

I draw inspiration from the everyday, just by paying attention to the small details in daily life is enough to provide great insights.

What do you plan to do after university?

After University I hope to get an internship with my creative partner, Lisi Davis.

Tell us what you like about Leeds?

I love Leeds because it’s got so much going on, the huge student crowd and lively music scene make it a really unique University City. I am so glad I chose to study here.