Leeds College of Art
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Leeds College of Art, showing its previous name
|Leeds School of Art
Jacob Kramer College
Leeds School of Art and Design
|Type||Art college (HE and FE)|
|Location||Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
History and description
It was founded in 1846 as the Leeds School of Art. From 1968 to 1993 it was known as Jacob Kramer College - having lost part of its provision to Leeds Polytechnic (the future Leeds Metropolitan University). It was known as Leeds College of Art and Design until 2009.
The college today has sites both at Blenheim Walk (B.A. (Hons) degrees. These degrees are currently validated by the Open University. Like many of the 'traditional' British art schools, it has a modest annual intake, at 1,170 higher education students in 2014/15. Out of 165 UK higher education institutions, it is the 147th largest.) and at Vernon Street in the City Centre ( ), and offers
The current principal is Simone Wonnacott.
The college also welcomes international students.
- Norman Ackroyd, artist
- Kenneth Armitage, sculptor
- James Bateman, painter
- Glen Baxter, artist
- Trevor Bell, artist
- Alison Britton OBE, Ceramics Tutor at the Royal College of Art
- Henry Carr, painter and war artist
- Paul Clark, musician
- Raymond Coxon, painter
- Diz Disley, musician and graphic artist
- Leigh Francis, comedian
- Marcus Harvey, painter
- Barbara Hepworth, sculptor
- Damien Hirst, 1995 Turner Prize winner
- Thomas Houseago, sculptor
- Jacob Kramer, painter
- Henry Moore, sculptor
- Peter Murphy, Stuckist artist
- Stass Paraskos, painter and founder of the Cyprus College of Art
- Bob Peck, actor
- Vivian Pitchforth, artist
- Green Gartside, singer-songwriter of Scritti Politti
- Victor Sloan, MBE, visual artist
- Bernard Schottlander, sculptor
- Georgina Starr, artist
- Cecil Stephenson, artist
- Harold Sandys Williamson, painter
- Joash Woodrow, painter
- Frankie Vaughan, singer
Courses: Further Education
- Level Two Diploma in Art & Design
- Access to Higher Education in Art & Design
- Extended Diploma in Art & Design
- Foundation Diploma in Art & Design - one of the largest in the country, with 280 students validated by the University of the Arts London
Courses: Higher Education
The college is one of the ever growing centres that offer various Higher Education courses. The courses are in the design region with many students from Further Education level at the college deciding to pursue their education at a higher level at the college rather than the traditional university.
- BA(Hons)Visual Communication
- BA(Hons)Graphic Design
- BA(Hons)Fine Art
- BA(Hons)Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design
- BA(Hons)Creative Advertising
- "2014/15 Students by HE provider, level, mode and domicile" (XLSX). Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
- "Leeds College of Art". The Independent (London). 8 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
It recently changed its name from Leeds College of Art and Design.