Leeds College of Art

Introduction

Leeds College of Art

Leeds College of Art has been delivering high-quality art
and design education for over 160 years and has contributed
significantly to the development of art education in Britain
and beyond, having pioneered new ways to teach and to
structure qualifications.

Our students experience an intense and exciting atmosphere,
where tutors feel passionately that each one should discover
their individual creative potential and where hard work pays
off. We have over 1,000 BA (Hons) degree students and a
further 900 who studying further education courses, who all
find themselves immersed in a truly creative environment.



We have built an outstanding reputation as an exciting
alternative to traditional universities, consistently producing
artists and designers of national and international repute.

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.

At Leeds College of Art, where you’ll be immersed in an
atmosphere which will help you to discover your own
individual talents and potential, where hard work really pays
off, and where you have all the resources you need for your
ideas to take shape. Our Excellent staff: student ratios mean
you’ll benefit from as much personal attention and expert
advice as you’ll need.

You will be offered English language support as part of
your tuition. A qualified tutor will support you with written
assignments, tuition in English language, and preparation for
the IELTS examination, (if studying at FE level)

Leeds College of Art
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Bachelor in Animation (BA - Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

Building on the very successful animation elements of our Graphic Design and former Digital Film, Games & Animation degrees, it enables us to focus on the very latest practices, techniques and trends. [+]

Bachelor in Animation (BA - Hons)Building on the very successful animation elements of ourGraphic Design and former Digital Film, Games & Animationdegrees, it enables us to focus on the very latest practices,techniques and trends. An ideas-driven course, it willteach you to use traditional and new practices includingstoryboarding, stop-frame animation, 2D and 3D digitalproduction skills as well as motion capture technologies.

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Bachelor in Creative Advertising (BA - Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

Creative Advertising is an outstandingly strategic, pragmatic, and creative programme, designed to produce the global advertising leaders of the future. We’ve developed exceptional links with leading international names and produce smart, [+]

Bachelor in Creative Advertising (BA - Hons)Creative Advertising is an outstandingly strategic, pragmatic,and creative programme, designed to produce the globaladvertising leaders of the future. We’ve developed exceptionallinks with leading international names and produce smart,culturally aware and highly sought-after graduates. As Sir JohnHegarty, worldwide creative director at BBH, put it: “They’re agreat bunch, led by some very bright tutors.”

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Bachelor in Fashion (BA - Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

If you are looking for a career in fashion, but not necessarily as a designer/maker, the Concepts & Communication strand might be your choice. You’ll explore the full fashion journey (from concept to production, merchandising and communication), considering commercial aspects of successful fashion enterprise. [+]

Bachelor in Fashion (BA - Hons)This course has two strands; you can choose either ‘Concepts& Communication’ or ‘Design & Realisation’.If you are looking for a career in fashion, but notnecessarily as a designer/maker, the Concepts &Communication strand might be your choice. You’ll explorethe full fashion journey (from concept to production,merchandising and communication), considering commercialaspects of successful fashion enterprise.The Design & Realisation strand will develop your ability totransform creative 2D ideas into exciting fashion garments.You will learn traditional and creative approaches to design,visual research, illustration, tailoring and pattern making.You’ll have opportunities to gain experience designing for avariety of fashion genres, from sportswear to high-street andavant-garde, and to undertake work placements.... [-]


Bachelor in Fine Art (BA - Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

This studio-based programme involves you in a diverse, lively community of people experimenting, challenging, learning and engaged in the business of being an artist in the contemporary world is structured around a system which houses four specialist subject strands: [+]

Bachelor in Fine Art (BA - Hons)This studio-based programme involves you in a diverse, livelycommunity of people experimenting, challenging, learning andengaged in the business of being an artist in the contemporaryworld is structured around a system which houses fourspecialist subject strands:

Painting & Printmaking Drawing Sculpture Media

Each subject strand is led by an experienced artist inthis arena and working in a dedicated subject studio youwill engage with a range of strategies to support yourdevelopment.

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Bachelor in Graphic Design (BA - Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

The studio is the focus here: a creative space with the atmosphere of a busy agency rather than a group of students. You’ll benefit from immediate exposure to the structures and disciplines of a working studio, learning how individual creativity and collaborative teamwork combine to produce [+]

Bachelor in Graphic Design (BA - Hons)The studio is the focus here: a creative space with theatmosphere of a busy agency rather than a group of students.You’ll benefit from immediate exposure to the structuresand disciplines of a working studio, learning how individualcreativity and collaborative teamwork combine to produceexceptional work. You’ll have access to cutting-edge Macsuites plus all the College facilities, and there are countlessopportunities for cross-discipline collaboration. Our industrylinks are excellent, with plenty of visiting professionalsto discuss your work with you. Places on this intensive,challenging course are in high demand-and you’ll be expectedto put in the hours if you want to reap the rewards.... [-]


Bachelor in Illustration (BA - Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

This is a brand-new and exciting course for 2013 which has developed out of the extremely successful illustration stream within our Graphic Design degree. You will not only develop your strengths as an illustrator but also learn to build your own practice when you graduate. [+]

Bachelor in Illustration (BA - Hons)This is a brand-new and exciting course for 2013 which hasdeveloped out of the extremely successful illustration streamwithin our Graphic Design degree. You will not only developyour strengths as an illustrator but also learn to build yourown practice when you graduate. You’ll have exposure to awide range of applications for illustration (from packaging,editorial and publishing to storyboarding, character designand comic strips), using both traditional and new media toexplore your creative ambitions. You’ll take advantage ofexcellent links with industry and professional illustrators, andon graduation will have the choice of a wide range of careeroptions.The emphasis is on developing your practice as an illustratorrather than teaching you to draw. This is a hard working andchallenging programme, offering fantastic opportunities foryou to develop into a sought after practicing professional.... [-]


Bachelor in Photography (BA - Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

Anyone can press the button on a camera but we’ll encourage you to critically consider every aspect of this art form, from the composition to the audience to post-production. You’ll learn about the whole world of visual language and image making, from art direction to curating, and learn to use a wide range of traditional and digital formats and equipment. [+]

Bachelor in Photography (BA - Hons)Anyone can press the button on a camera but we’ll encourageyou to critically consider every aspect of this art form, fromthe composition to the audience to post-production. You’lllearn about the whole world of visual language and imagemaking, from art direction to curating, and learn to use awide range of traditional and digital formats and equipment.You will understand historical schools of photography as wellas the ever-increasing cross-over between genres, such asdocumentary, fashion, fine-art and commercial photography.Most importantly, we’ll help you to identify your chosen path,and prepare you to begin building a successful career.We’re looking for students with a range of interests andan open mind, who embrace broader practices aroundphotography. This is important because photographersincreasingly work across genres, from fine art to documentarypicture-making.... [-]


Bachelor in Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design (BA - Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

This very prestigious programme produces outstanding graduates who go on to exceptional international careers. Even as while still at the College, students regularly sell their work to textile and surface pattern design industries, and [+]

Bachelor in Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design (BA - Hons)This very prestigious programme produces outstandinggraduates who go on to exceptional international careers.Even as while still at the College, students regularly sell theirwork to textile and surface pattern design industries, andthey win some of the world’s most esteemed design awards.This year our students undertook internships in the studios ofcompanies such as Liberty, Abercrombie & Fitch, AlexanderMcQueen, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Miss Selfridge, PaulSmith, Rob Ryan, River Island, Timorous Beasties, Topshop,Designers Guild, Tigerprint, Hallmark, Zandra Rhodes, DeborahBowness, Rob Ryan, Oilily, White Stuff, Vogue, Claire Coles,Drawn in Light, Mary Katrantzou, Next, Fromental, and manyothers.This programme has an outstanding global reputation. We lookfor talented, hard-working people who will develop their own‘handwriting’, both anticipating and setting future trends.... [-]


Bachelor in Visual Communication (BA - Hons)

Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

On this programme you’ll explore how visual communication can improve the world, and find pragmatic solutions to your idealistic concerns. [+]

Bachelor in Visual Communication (BA - Hons)We’re looking for dynamic students who want to havecreative, useful working lives and make a positive impact onsociety. Students itching to change the world, who need threeyears of space and freedom to resolve how they’ll do that.We want independent thinkers comfortable with developingtheir own briefs, but also capable of serious collaboration.People who want to explore their ideas through a wide rangeof media, from graphic design to filmmaking. People who careabout social interaction, who want to make a positive impacton the community.

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