Liverpool College of Art

Liverpool College of Art is located at 68 Hope Street, in Liverpool, England. It is a Grade II listed building. The building is currently owned by Liverpool John Moores University housing its School of Social Science.


Amongst its former students are John Lennon, Cynthia Lennon, Maurice Cockrill, Ray Walker (artist), Stuart Sutcliffe, Margaret Chapman and Bill Harry. In 1975 Clive Langer, Steve Allen, Tim Whittaker, Sam Davis, Steve Lindsey, John Wood and Roy Holt a mix of Fine Art students and tutors at the college founded seminal 'art rock' band Deaf School and went on to sign a record deal with Warner Bros Records US after being 'discovered' by former Beatles publicist and head of Warner Bros UK at the time Derek Taylor. Deaf School are acknowledged as catalysts of the post Beatles musical revival in the city.


Notable alumni

  • Steve Allen
  • Margaret Chapman
  • Maurice Cockrill
  • Sam Davis
  • Bill Harry
  • Roy Holt
  • Edward Kelly
  • Clive Langer
  • Cynthia Lennon
  • John Lennon
  • Steve Lindsey
  • Isabel Rawsthorne
  • Stuart Sutcliffe
  • Norman Thelwell
  • Ray Walker (artist)
  • Tim Whittaker
  • John Wood
  • Rhea Bailey (artist)
  • James Stirling (architect)