1870 - ?

De Montfort University

Leicester School of Art was founded in 1870, in 1897 it merged with the Leicester Technical School, which was founded in 1882, to form the Leicester Municipal Technical and Art School and new schools are built in the Newarke, now the Hawthorne Building. After World War I in 1919 the School was renamed the City of Leicester School of Arts and Crafts, and again in 1925 renamed the City of Leicester College of Arts and Crafts and the City of Leicester College of Technology. In 1929 they were named the Leicester College of Art and the Leicester College of Technology. The two Colleges were never entirely separate, sharing building space and run by the same Committee, although they had separate principals and staff. In 1969 they formed the City of Leicester Polytechnic, which in 1992 became De Montfort University.