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Leeds School of Arts Festival 2020

Join us in celebrating the work of our next generation of creators, artists, performers, and designers. Find Out More

Leeds School of Arts

Leeds School of Arts is united by a common goal: to encourage individuality, to inspire creativity, and to create impact. There are over 3000 students in Leeds School of Arts, spread across over 40 courses, in subjects ranging from Architecture and Landscape, Creative Technology, Art and Design, through to Fashion, Film, Music and Performing Arts.

Together we question and we solve problems

The Leeds Beckett Leeds School of Arts, with a history that spans over 170 years, is united by a common goal: to encourage individuality, to inspire creativity, and to create impact. We have an exciting and experimental approach to contemporary, creative practice – set in the heart of a culturally energised city. Our aim is to instil in you the confidence, curiosity and commitment to thrive at University and beyond, and to give you the freedom and independence to both think, and to make.

Leeds School of Arts Blog

Find out more about the Leeds School of Arts, it's students, staff and research.


Work has started on a new £80 million home for Leeds School of Arts which will provide a new home for many of the school's courses. The building is due for completion in 2021.

Leeds Arts Research Centre (LARC)

The Leeds Arts Research Centre (LARC) brings together creative practitioners and academics across Leeds Beckett University whose research interests lie in the arts, whether that is music, film, fine art, design or performing arts.

'End of Year' Shows

Each year we host several shows which give our students in the final year the opportunity to showcase their work.

Art & Design, Architecture, Design, Fashion, Creative Technology, Film, Music & Sound

Student Work


Our series of 5 videos where students talk about Leeds, the University, their lecturers, creativity and who inspires them  in just a few words

  • Leeds School of Arts Building
    Leeds School of Arts Building
    Work is currently underway on our new £80 million Leeds School of Arts Building. The building will include a wealth of outstanding specialist film, music, performance and music & sound facilities.
  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place
    A hub for creative minds and innovative thinkers, Broadcasting Place is home to our arts, design and architecture students.
  • Fashion Studios
    Fashion Studios
    Students can showcase their creative skills using our fully equipped fashion facilities which contain everything you need to cover every aspect of design and making.
  • 3D Materials Workshop
    3D Materials Workshop
    Our studios provide space for individual and group projects and facilities include 3D printer and laser cutters can also be used for model making, plastic forming, plasma cutting and 3D sculptures.
  • Architecture & Landscape Architecture Studios
    Architecture & Landscape Architecture Studios
    The extensive dedicated architecture and landscape studio facilities include workshops, computer-modelling software, drawing desks and more.
  • Workshops & Design Studios
    Workshops & Design Studios
    To support a range of courses including Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Architecture and Fine Art we have a range of facilities available in our digital print and design studios, including letterpress and printmaking workshops, photographic darkrooms, PC and Mac desktops with CAD software.
  • Dance & Performance Studios
    Dance & Performance Studios
    Benefit from black box rehearsal and performance studios, equipped with theatre lighting and sound systems, access to professional dance studios and use of industry relevant audio and visual equipment.
  • Landscape Resource Centre
    Landscape Resource Centre
    With bio diverse wildlife habitats, mature and freshly created experimental gardens - you'll be able to gain valuable experience working with plants, planting design, ecology, environmental art and construction.
  • Music Studios
    Music Studios
    Our specialist music studios and mixing facilities will give you the tools to write, produce and record music the way you want – it's an opportunity to hit the right notes in mixing your own tunes for music, games audio and TV.
  • Technology & Computer Labs
    Technology & Computer Labs
    Creative Technology students have access to the latest equipment and resources in our research lab and motion capture studios, including VR visualisation, broadcast standard video cameras, and cutting edge creative digital tools & software.
  • Electric Press
    Electric Press
    The current home to the Northern Film School hosts studios, edit labs, grading suites, a viewing theatre, animation facilities, props and set storage, kit storage, a sound studio, production offices, flexible teaching spaces and staff offices.


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