We have built an international reputation as the only specialist arts university in the North of England.
The entire University is dedicated to the study of creative subjects across a range of postgraduate, undergraduate and further education courses.
We are very proud of our rich history, having contributed significantly to the development of arts education in the UK. We have roots dating back to 1846 and the original Leeds School of Art.
Our BA (Hons) Fashion Design is a three year, full time, practice-based course that embraces the diversity of fashion in the 21st century.
In close alignment with the fashion industry we offer inspirational visiting speakers, live projects and competitions, industry visits, and invitations to fashion events, all of which authenticate the currency of our course and its ability to produce ‘industry-ready’ graduates.
Our dedicated teaching team, along with award winning facilities, support the development of practice-based skills, professional attitudes and intellectual abilities which are necessary to succeed as a professional fashion practitioner.
Throughout your studies, gallery and residential visits offer a cultural insight into the fashion ecology and inspire your work. You will also explore the context of historical and contemporary fashion and the wider factors that influence fashion design thinking including gender, sustainable practice and ethics.
The BA (Hons) Fashion Photography at Leeds Arts University has been running since September 2016, and it is one of the few specialist fashion photography courses in the country (the only one in the North of the UK). The course provides students with opportunities to engage with diverse and innovative approaches to fashion image-making by integrating creative practical projects with analysis of historical, cultural and social contexts of fashion image-making and lens based practices. Diversity and sustainability are key themes that underpin the Course modules. Students are supported in taking an experimental and questioning approach to their practice, they work with different photographic, moving image and multi-media platforms and inter-disciplinary approaches to the dissemination and presentation are encouraged.