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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 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 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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Research & Enterprise Brochure
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Faculty News

Same-sex love and gender crossing as part of British heritage

Stories of same-sex love and gender crossing in some of Britain’s historic houses and heritage sites are set to be discussed at a public talk organised by Leeds Beckett University.

American poet to talk at Leeds Beckett

American poet and critic, Craig Dworkin, to discuss works that have ‘nothing to see and nothing to say’ at free Leeds Beckett University talk.

Authors to (Re)Write Yorkshire in a series of free Leeds talks

A series of events showcasing Yorkshire and its influence on home-grown writers organised by Leeds Beckett University is set to return in February.

Faculty Events

Feb 10

‘Pride of Place: LGBTQ Histories and Heritage’

This talk will discuss some well-known heritages sites such as Charleston (Sussex) and Plas Newydd (Llangollen), and a new web-based project initiated by Historic England and led by the Centre for Culture and the Arts at Leeds Beckett to promote knowledge of LGBTQ heritage.

Feb 11

Inside/Out: Professor Craig Dworkin, Art Critic

Inside/Out is a series of guest lectures organised by Professor Simon Morris from the School of Art, Architecture & Design. This event introduces Professor Dworkin where he will be talking about his MIT publication, No Medium.

Feb 18

Inside/Out: Professor Teal Triggs, Graphic Designer.

Inside/Out is a series of guest lectures organised by Professor Simon Morris from the School of Art, Architecture & Design. This event introduces Professor Teal Triggs who will be talking about A Culture of Participation: Women and Self-publishing

Feb 22

Creative & Digital Careers Week

The Creative & Digital Careers Week is open to existing Leeds Beckett University students studying any course. Some events are also open to Leeds Beckett University graduates and members of the public.

Feb 25

Inside/Out: Jérémie Bennequin, Artist.

Inside/Out is a series of guest lectures organised by Professor Simon Morris from the School of Art, Architecture & Design. This event introduces artist Jérémie Bennequin who will be talking about Erased Proust Writing.

Mar 1

(Re)Writing Yorkshire - The landscape of solitude: writing Yorkshire, the North and beyond by Carys Davies

This event will be hosted by Professor Ruth Robbins, Head of the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities at Leeds Beckett University. The event is part of the (Re)Writing Yorkshire event series.

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