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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

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

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 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

Lecture to explore housing energy performance

David Johnston is set to host his professorial inaugural lecture as Professor of Building Performance Evaluation at Leeds Beckett University, where he will discuss new-build housing energy performance.

Construction expert to speak at Leeds Beckett

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

Leeds Beckett to welcome BBC Gardeners’ Question Time

Back to Front, a Leeds Beckett University-supported project, formed to create front gardens that look good and taste better by inspiring people to grow fruit and vegetables in deprived areas of Leeds, is hosting Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time.

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Faculty Events

Oct 23

'The Competency Standards in a European Construction Context' - Kevin Sheridan

As well as being President of the Association for European Building Surveyors and Construction Experts, Kevin is a former President of the European Council of Building Professionals and past President of the Irish Building Control Institute.

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.

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