Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications

School of Design

If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary!

Welcome to the School of Design

Our purpose is to provide tomorrow’s creative specialists, business leaders and technologists.


The linkage of creativity and innovation leading to the active exploitation of new ideas and understanding is at the heart of the School's mission. Our work in design spans aesthetic and functional dimensions underpinned by internationally recognised research in textile design, colour imaging, graphics and visual studies, textile and fashion archiving, fashion design and materials technology.

Examples of Recently Developed Technologies:
Sustainable Chemistry
Waterless Washing
Wear 2 (Clothing Disassembly)

One of the best ways to get a feel for our campus is by coming to one of our open days. During the day you will be able to explore the campus and facilities, meet our current students and attend subject specific talks from the staff who will be teaching you. In particular you can see the ongoing investment in the student experience focused on new studios, laboratories and equipment and student common room.


  • Masters Scholarships
    Leeds Masters Scholarships Scheme
    The Leeds Masters Scholarships are now available to prospective postgraduate students, with a closing date of July 24th. The University is offering a total of 42 scholarships, totaling £10,000 each, to eligible students who choose to study for a taught postgraduate qualification with us starting in September 2015.

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    New Designers 2015

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