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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.

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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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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

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

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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Research & Enterprise Brochure
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Faculty News

Leeds Beckett students awarded The Rushbond Art Scholarship

An aspiring fashion designer, architect and professional photographer are among seven talented Leeds Beckett University arts students who have been awarded scholarships to support their studies.

Leeds Beckett student seeks backing to manufacture fraud-fighting wallet

An enterprising Leeds Beckett University student has launched an online crowdfunding campaign in a bid to raise more than £3,000 to manufacture and sell an innovative wallet which protects against contactless bank card theft.

Live at Leeds 2015 set to be best yet with help from Leeds Beckett

A team of Leeds Beckett University students is preparing to help stage one of the city’s biggest music events as Live at Leeds returns for its ninth year.

Faculty Events

May 5

Creative Technologies Showcase

The School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering are delighted to be hosting the Creative Technologies Showcase 2015.

May 20

Computing Showcase

The School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering are delighted to be hosting their annual Computing Showcase 2015 in association with BCS, the Chartered Institute of IT.

May 20

'Creating The Spectacular'- Oliver Peyton

Oliver Peyton in conversation with Sofia Rebelo

Jun 12

Undergraduate Open Day

Our Open Days are a great way to find out why we are one of the most popular universities in the country. It's your opportunity to see our incredible campuses, talk to staff and students and find out everything you need to know about student life.

Jun 20

Postgraduate Open Day

Find out more about postgraduate and professional study at Leeds Beckett and discover how we can help you raise your game at our next Open Day.

Sep 17

International SEEDS Conference 2015: Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society

The first International SEEDS Conference will take place on 17 and 18 September 2015. The programme will include keynote speakers, workshops and presentations on the themes of Sustainability, Ecology, Engineering, Design and Society.

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