Leeds Arts University is one of only a few independent art schools in the UK, our students enjoy a small, close-knit community in a creative atmosphere where anything feels possible. We believe this is the best environment in which to grow as an artist or designer.
To a great extent, our reputation goes before us: Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth studied here, as did, more recently, Marcus Harvey, Damien Hirst, Danny Sangra and Omar Kashoura. However, we never allow complacency. We work extremely hard to remain a leading centre for art and design education, choosing from among the brightest international potential to produce some of the most sought-after creative talent.
In the Guardian Education League Tables 2015 we are the highest ranked independent art University in the UK. Excellent staff: student ratios mean you’ll benefit from as much personal attention and expert advice as you’ll need.
Whether you join us to study for a degree, masters or a further education course (after GCSEs or A levels), you’ll encounter a friendly and supportive environment at Leeds Arts University. Our students settle in quickly, benefiting from the best possible start to their studies.
We are an influential, world-facing, creatively driven specialist arts university where professional educators, practitioners and researchers collaborate to develop and enable excellence. We promote distinctive, critically informed and relevant practice in order to support the economic growth and cultural advancement of individuals and society.
Our values define us and guide decision-making and behaviour.
We are: Student-centred maximising potential, nurturing talent, respecting individuality, holistic
Focused on specialist creative communities collaborative, interactive, multi-disciplinary, studio-focused, externally engaged
Critical in our thinking aspirational, challenging, researching, questioning, analytical, innovative, independent-thinking
Professional relevant, contemporary, ambitious, achieving, international, employable, entrepreneurial, networked with industry
Progressive beautiful, unconventional, risk-taking, experimental, radical, responsive