Leeds College of Art

Leeds College of Art is situated in the heart of Leeds city centre. One of only a few independent art and design schools in the UK, many of the UK's most successful modern artists studied at Leeds College of Art - including the likes of Barbara Hepworth and Damien Hirst.

iQ Leeds is a popular choice of accommodation among Leeds College of Art students. Based just half a mile away, with easy access into the city centre, it's an obvious choice and a great option for anyone who wants to enjoy all the advantages of this brilliant city without paying city centre prices. Located just over half a mile from Leeds College of Art, you can easily walk to and from uni in less than quarter of an hour.


  Distance Bus Car / taxi Walk Cycle
Leeds College of Art 0.6 miles 8 minutes 3 minutes 13 minutes 6 minutes


How to find Leeds College of Art from iQ Leeds

iQ Leeds Student Accommodation is a very convenient place to live if you study at Leeds College of Art; based just over half a mile away, it is easy to reach campus. If you're feeling healthy, it's a very straight forward route by foot or bike from iQ Leeds down to Leeds College of Art. Walking will take you less than quarter of an hour, while cycling should be about five minutes! You can store your bike in our secure cycle storage at site, or you if you prefer to drive you can park at iQ Leeds for a small fee each term.

Alternatively, the number 92 bus from Melville Road down to the university and will take less than ten minutes. The number 92 is a 'Tiger Bus' with special student fairs, and will cost you £9 for a weekly ticket, £79 for a termly ticket or £199 for the whole academic year.

Leeds College of Art contact details

General Enquiries

  • 0113 202 8000
  • info@leeds-art.ac.uk

Student Advice Team

  • 0113 202 8111
  • info@leeds-art.ac.uk

International Students

  • 0113 202 8060
  • david.braham@leeds-art.ac.uk

Leeds College of Art Students' Union

  • 0113 202 8296
  • student.union@leeds-art.ac.uk

Did you know...

  • Leeds College of Art was the highest ranked independent art college in the UK in the Guardian Education League Tables 2015.
  • Famous alumni of Leeds College of Art include Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Marcus Harvey, Damien Hirst, and Omar Kashoura.
  • Leeds College of Art's Vernon Street building was considered very radical in design when the college moved there in 1903.