Imagine if your school timetable only included the classes you felt most comfortable in and really loved...
If you are someone who has a genuine passion for creativity, whether it be in the arts, the world of performance, or via digital technology, then the School of Creative Arts at Leeds City College will offer a course that will play to your strengths and give you a timetable that will excite and challenge you in equal measure.
We provide full-time arts education to over 1,000 students every year, from Level 1 through to BA Honours Degrees. If you are successful in gaining a place on one of our specialist courses, we will work with you to develop your creative skills and prepare you for the next big step – either to university, drama school, art college or the world of work.
The school is divided into two departments:
The Digital & Visual Arts Department offers specialist practical full-time study across art and design, games design and development, graphic design, app development and photography.
The Media & Performance Production Department offers full-time study across acting, film and tv, dance, journalism, musical theatre and performance as well as backstage arts courses in technical theatre and theatrical costume, hair and make up. From September 2018, the Department will also offer, for the first time ever, courses in Music.
Facilities at our two delivery campuses – Park Lane and Technology – include a working theatre, dance studios, rehearsal spaces, print and animation workshops, photography and film studios and an entire floor dedicated to games design and development.
We utilise Macs as well as PCs and students develop skills in a range of industry standard software including Adobe Suite, 3D Max, Maya and Unreal.
Our staff team is made up of highly qualified professionals with a depth of experience in the working worlds of theatre, dance, fine art, graphics, web design, television, radio and media. They will push you hard because they are aware that progression to work and to higher education within the creative arts is only appropriate for those students who are willing to go 'the extra mile’.
The majority of our successful Level 3 students progress to university whilst others have gone on to work for design companies, in backstage production, TV production, and as performing artists across a range of disciplines.
In September 2019, the School of Creative Arts will be relocating to a brand new state-of-the-art Campus in the Leeds arts quarter, Quarry Hill.