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Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology

Our Academic Team

Professor Mohammad Dastbaz
Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, 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 2016 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 were invited 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

Edd Brownrigg & Pete CooperBSc (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.

Piers Aggett and Kesi DrydenBSc (Hons) Creative Music and Sound Technology, 2008

"The music studios here are second to none. One of the things I enjoyed most was the opportunity to remix songs." 

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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

Graduate entrepreneurs receive Business Boosts

Two Leeds Beckett graduates are celebrating after winning prizes in the 2016 Leeds Victoria Business Boost competition.

Over-60s film project premiers at Hyde Park Picture House

A series of original short films made by teams of over-60s in collaboration with filmmaking students at Leeds Beckett University will be premiered at the Hyde Park Picture House on Sunday 11 December.

Autism diagnosis and fiction to be discussed at Leeds Cultural Conversation talk

The way that autism is represented in fiction is to be debated at a public lecture at Leeds City Museum.

Faculty Events

Dec 14

Dance and Performance Winter Platform

Students from our dance and performance courses will be showcasing the work they have been creating during their course this term.

Jan 11

Scenery, Antiquities and Manufactures: Touring Nineteenth-Century Yorkshire with Murray's Handbook for Travellers.

The fifth talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations 2016/17 series.

Feb 8

W. G. Grace: Cricket Missionary to the North and Hero of 1895 (to Oscar Wilde’s Villain)

The sixth talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations 2016/17 series which coincides with LGBT History Month.

Mar 8

The Trials of Oscar Wilde’s Salome: The Maud Allan Libel Case.

The seventh talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations 2016/17 series which coincides with International Women's Day.

Mar 9

INSIDE/OUT Lecture Series: Erica Baum

Flying in from New York City, the American artist Erica Baum will be speaking about her celebrated art practice. This lecture is in association with the Laurence Sterne Trust who have made this visit possible by accommodating Baum as their artist-in-residence for one week in Shandy Hall, Coxwold, North Yorkshire.

Apr 5

Verdant Creativities: Urban Gardening & Sensuous Place-Making in West Yorkshire

The eighth talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations 2016/17 series.

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