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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.

Alice PepperellBA (Hons) Human Geography & Planning, 2012

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

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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

Iron Curtain Kid to talk at Leeds Beckett

A talk and film screening to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will be held at Leeds Beckett University on Friday 7 November.

Fine Art students create films with Beeston arts venue

A team of Fine Art students at our University have partnered with a Beeston arts project to create a series of short films about the area.

Construction expert speaks at Leeds Beckett

Competency standards in European construction were up for debate when Kevin Sheridan, President of the Association for European Building Surveyors and Construction Experts, delivered a guest lecture at Leeds Beckett University.

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Faculty Events

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.

Nov 19

'Tomorrow's Learning Spaces' - Professor Colin Beard

With a focus on the dynamics of learning in both friendly and unfriendly spaces this will be of interest to tutors, students and those responsible for planning and supporting learning spaces both now and in the future.

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