Art and design

Develop imaginative, thought-provoking creations here. Our School of Arts has a reputation for experimentation and collaboration, giving you the perfect platform to explore.

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Why Study here?

We don’t believe in churning out just one type of artist. At Leeds School of Arts, you’ll explore what makes you an individual, and develop your style by taking risks and trying new things. You’ll also be part of a community of collaborators, who will challenge you in different ways.


Hone your skills with our range of undergraduate and postgraduate art and design degrees.

BA (Hons)

Fine Art

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BA (Hons)


Designer and models preparing before fashion show as part of the 2019 degree show

Our stories

your student experience

Our flexible curriculum gives you the opportunity to go your own way, with hands-on, practical learning. You’ll have the support of our pastoral team, as well our community of diverse artists and educators. You’ll also have access to placements and industry opportunities.


You’ll have all the space you need to work, and an environment where you can collaborate with others. We’ve got everything you’d expect from a professional workplace, including PCs and Macs with industry-standard software, as well as printmaking and clay workshops, design studios, photographic darkrooms and a digital print unit.

Your teaching community

We’ve built partnerships with artists and teachers who have brought their own unique flair to their respective industries. You’ll work with creators with different styles and backgrounds. And - as part of one of the UK’s great cities - you’ll be able to discover your own inspiring community.

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