Creative Arts Futures

Creative Arts Futures is a programme designed to inspire and support Year 12 students interested in studying creative arts courses. Whether it’s Fine Art, Art and Design, History of Art, Sustainable Fashion, Fashion Design Innovation or Fashion Marketing or one of our other courses they’re interested in, through a series of online sessions and a campus-visit, participants will take part in taster lectures, seminars and practical sessions which will reflect the diverse course offering at the University. They’ll also meet current students and academics and find out all about life studying creative arts courses at Leeds, explore our studios and facilities, find out about career opportunities available to graduates and be supported until the point of submitting their UCAS application in Year 13.

Creative Arts Futures programme and dates for your calendar

  • Online Taster Lecture – 14th March, 16:30-17:30
  • Online Q&A with Current Students – 28th March, 16:30-17:30
  • Online Taster Seminar – 18th April, 16:30-17:30
  • Online session – Choosing a course and university – 20th & 22nd June, 16:30-17:3
    Explores the tools and methods available for prospective students to make informed decisions about their university and course options. The session will include a Q&A.
  • Online session – Student Finance – 27th & 29th June, 16:30-17:30
    An introduction to student finance including fees, loans and scholarships. The session will also cover tips on how to budget and what costs to expect at university. The session will include a Q&A.
  • On Campus Taster Day – 13th July, 10:00-15:00

Apply for a place on Creative Arts Futures

We invite applications from all Year 12 students, but should there be more applications than places, priority will be given to students who live in an area with low levels of progression on to Higher Education (use our online postcode checker) and/or who meet one of more of our other Access to Leeds criteria:

  • You’re from a household with an annual income of £25,000 or below OR in receipt of 16-19 Bursary Fund with an income threshold of £25,000 OR in receipt of free school meals during your GCSE or post-16 studies.
  • Your parents did not go to university.
  • You attend a school achieving below the national average at GCSE (Attainment 8 score).
  • Your studies have been disrupted by circumstances in your personal, social or domestic life. (Except in extreme circumstances, disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic will not be considered, please see our Access to Leeds application guidelines for further information).
  • You are care experienced (this could include public or kinship care).

Applicants should also be available to attend the sessions on the dates and times of the sessions provided above.

Our deadline for to apply for the 2022-2023 Creative Arts Futures programme is 23:59 on Sunday 5th February.
Apply for Creative Arts Futures