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Leeds College of ArtLeeds
Program Type: Exchange


Program Type: Exchange

The Leeds Arts University (LAU), located in West Yorkshire county, England, has been a pioneer in developing new methods of teaching and qualifying arts education since its inception in 1846. LAU offers a range of degree programs in creative arts and design with an open-ended, creative and flexible approach that has been adopted by all universities in the UK. The city of Leeds is one of UK’s most prosperous and fastest growing cities, with a strong sports heritage, round the clock nightlife and cultural activities, and highly popular with businesses in the creative industries, particularly for graphic design and advertising.


15-Feb: Fall


  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Matriculation in a Bachelor's degree program.
  • Advertising Design students must apply online and submit a Web portfolio to Prof. Joseph Staluppi (D-319) with 12 pieces of recent work no later than February 15th by 5:00pm. Students must obtain academic advisement and approval of the department Chairperson/Advisor.
  • Advertising Design students are eligible during their 7th semester.

Course Information

Advertising Design students take courses in the Creative Advertising BA (Hons)Program at LCA.

LAU Course Catalog
Creative Advertising Programme Video

Academic Calendar

A detailed Academic Calendar can be viewed on the LCA website.


On-campus housing is available to students attending Leeds College of Art. LCA recommends that international students stay at Liberty Park, which houses a large amount of UK students.

LAU Housing

Study Visa

US citizens will enter as student visitors and will not require a Study Visa for the duration of their stay in England. All non-US citizens are encouraged to carefully review the Study Visa requirements. Supporting documentation will be provided after approval.

Health Insurance

FIT requires all students to be covered in the U.S. and internationally for the duration of their study abroad program. Two types of coverage are required:

1. FIT requires students to be covered abroad for the duration of their program. This policy is mandatory, therefore students cannot waive it.

Coverage abroad: GeoBlue Study Abroad Insurance
*Students will be enrolled and account will be billed before start of program. More detailed information about coverage and claims processes will be provided post-approval.

2. FIT requires students to be covered in the U.S. for the duration of their program. Students may waive the Haylor insurance using the standard waiver process if they already have a U.S. based insurance policy with equal or better coverage.

Coverage in the US: Haylor Student Health Insurance

Program Cost

LAU Financial Budget Sheet

A copy of this form may be brought to Financial Aid Services so that a careful review of your program costs may be completed by an assigned financial aid counselor


See the Scholarships & Financial Aid page.

Butex Scholarship

Application, Instructions and Preparations