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Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology

Our Academic Team

Professor Mohammad Dastbaz
Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor
Welcome to the Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology. We aim to provide innovation in curriculum, engagement with current industry practices and standards, and to give our students the experience of working with staff whose research has national and international reputation.

Arts Environment Technology Showcase Top Talent

Student Phillip Baggot with photorealistic 3D head project

In Summer 2015 our students celebrated a year of hard graft with a display of their finest work at our Arts, Environment & Technology end of year degree shows. Members of the public, industry experts and more have been invited along to see top talent in subjects including Creative Technologies, Computing, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Art & Design and many more.

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Rudimental

Rudimental duo Kesi Dryden and Piers Agget studied creative music and sound technology at Leeds Beckett.
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About our Schools

Art, Architecture & Design

The Leeds School of Art, Architecture & Design has practice at its heart. Whether working in our studio spaces in Broadcasting Place or working site-specifically, live projects and making are essential to everything we do.


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Built Environment & Engineering

With close links to key accrediting industry bodies, we provide our graduates with access to full professional status. We have also achieved national and international recognition for research and consultancy.


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Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering

In the School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering students and staff design, build and maintain the digital technologies which are central to 21st century life, work and leisure.


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Cultural Studies & Humanities

The home of English Literature, History and Media at Leeds Beckett. Our very highly qualified and research active staff bring their subject passions to bear on the work they do with students.


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Film, Music & Performing Arts

A close relationship with local, national and international industry professionals offers students valuable work experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and enhanced opportunities on graduation.


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Faculty Case Studies

Alice PepperellBA (Hons) Human Geography & Planning, 2012

At Leeds Beckett there are countless opportunities to gain employment and stand out

Laura InglebyBA (Hons) English & History

My skills in customer relations and heritage work have been enhanced as a result of this employment and I plan to continue my volunteering work here long after I have finished my studies

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Research Areas Within th Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology

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Leeds Sustainability Institute

The Leeds Sustainability Institute is a centre of research, informed and supported by business leaders, professional associations and community groups addressing the challenges of creating more sustainable places, communities and economies. Through the Institute a wealth of experience and skill is captured; with the potential to influence and shape the future via its networks and partners.

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Centre for Culture and the Arts

The Centre for Culture and the Arts was founded in 2013. Located within the Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology, it brings together researchers from across our University working in the Arts, Humanities and Culture.

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Cybercrime and Security Innovation Centre

The CSI Centre aims to improve and incorporate an evidence-based approach into the frontline policing of digital forensics and cybercrime investigations, and to advance human factors of computer security and forensics mechanisms and practice.

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Research & Enterprise Brochure

View the faculty’s latest Research & Enterprise Brochure.


Faculty News

All the world’s a stage with Leeds Beckett ‘Playing with Shakespeare’ summer workshop

Performance experts from across Yorkshire are teaming up to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary with a summer of Shakespeare at Leeds Beckett University.

Film, music and performing arts students showcase talents at Lift Off Festival

Film, Music and Performing Arts students from Leeds Beckett University are set to host their annual Lift Off Festival as part of their final year degree shows.

A Leeds Beckett photography exhibition to reveal diverse images

Students from Leeds Beckett University are set to reveal a diverse photography exhibition as part of their end of degree show.

Faculty Events

Jun 3

Leap - Degree Show 2016

The final year show, showcasing the work of students from the Leeds School of Art, Architecture & Design.

Jun 18

Researching Urban History

Researching Urban History Day is an exciting opportunity for you to be introduced to some of the main methods and sources to research your own urban histories.

Sep 9

Sport and Discrimination Conference

The second annual Sport and Discrimination Conference explores the interdisciplinary nature of discrimination within the sporting world.

Oct 27

ICC 2016 The Competition Mesh: Experimenting with and within Architecture Competitions

The Sixth International Conference on Competitions focuses on scrutinising and mapping the concept of experimentation within architecture competitions.

May 19

Power, Performance and Play - An International Conference on Caribbean Carnival Cultures

Leeds West Indian Carnival will be 50 years old in August 2017. The oldest Caribbean-style street carnival in Europe, created and led by British Caribbeans, will be celebrated in a conference by the Centre of Culture & the Arts at Leeds Beckett University in partnership with Leeds West Indian Carnival.

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