BA (Hons) Art Enterprise Student Testimonies

BA (Hons) Art Enterprise graduate - Helena Shepherdson

Studying my degree at Leeds City College has enabled me to develop as a person and in my career. Leeds City College has given me great support to succeed in my studies, my tutors guided me through university and I am so proud to leave with a BA (Hons) Degree in Art Enterprise. Being inspired by the support and teaching I received, I am now studying at the University Centre to complete my PGCE to become an art teacher myself.

BA (Hons) Art Enterprise graduate - Jess Stoyles

Throughout my time studying within the University Centre at Leeds City College I have not only grown and developed my creative practice as an artist, but I have learnt a great deal about the steps that will help in becoming a working artist in the world outside of university.

Not only has this degree strengthened my making skills, but by having regular artist talks and guest speakers within classes it has helped to develop my understanding of how being an artist, or a person involved within a creative industry or business, really works, and how I can push to achieve these things post graduation.

This unique course provides students with knowledge of the surrounding art world and opens doors to the different opportunities that are in and around the Leeds area for students and aspiring artists to get involved in. Every tutor has time for you both as a student and an artist, giving guidance and advice, allowing you to develop your own styles and ideas within your practice.

I am currently volunteering for a Leeds based art walk/event called Come Find Us, which runs on the first Friday of every month. I met the founder of CFU through my degree. This opportunity has allowed me to take part in setting up the events as well as having an active role on the evenings themselves and in doing so I am continuing to meet many more likeminded people and learning invaluable things which is helping me to further develop myself as a practising artist.