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Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology

Dean of AET
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.

Rudimental

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

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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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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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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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Faculty Case Studies

Edd Brownrigg & Pete CopperBSc (Hons) Computing, 2012

I really enjoyed my final project for the showcase event - I met with a number of employers who watched my presentation and it led to my current job.

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 AET

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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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Faculty News

Students access cutting edge labs and technologies thanks to University partnership

Leeds Beckett University has partnered with global electronics distributor Premier Farnell to launch cutting edge labs which will give students a head start in emerging technologies.

Nineteenth-century Leeds explored from the palm of your hand

An innovative map app which allows users to explore the urban heritage of Leeds using the journals of nineteenth-century physician Dr John Deakin Heaton is set to be launched at Leeds Beckett University.

Film graduate wins International Television Festival Grand Prix award

Leeds Beckett University MA Filmmaking graduate, Talal Al-Muhanna has won two awards at the International Television Festival in Prague with his documentary film ‘Disportrait’.‏

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Faculty Events

Oct 29

Heaton Map Project - Launch Event

This event will launch the Heaton Map app for PCs and mobile phones. It will also give a brief introduction to Heaton's life and the app.

Nov 1

One-day Symposium on the Leeds West Indian Carnival

A day of insight, discussion, involvement and entertainment to celebrate Black History Month and the Leeds West Indian Carnival.

Nov 7

'The Iron Curtain Kid – Growing up on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall' - Oliver Fritz

Oliver Fritz talks about his experiences of growing up in East Berlin before a screening of the Oscar winning film "The Lives of Others".

Nov 18

'Control Signal' - A duet by Karen Christopher and Sophie Grodin

'Control Signal' explores invisible influences and the inexplicable connections we feel but fail to acknowledge.

Nov 19

'Bridging the Building Fabric Performance Gap' - Professorial Inaugural Lecture by Professor David Johnston

This lecture will see Professor Johnston examine the concept of the building fabric 'performance gap' and propose that it is possible to bridge this gap when constructing new homes in the UK.

Nov 19

Manchester Postgraduate Study Fair

Now in its 21st year, the Manchester Postgraduate Study Fair is an opportunity to find out find out more about postgraduate and professional courses at Leeds Beckett University.

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