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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

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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Research & Enterprise Brochure
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Faculty News

Northern Film School lecturer shortlisted for Oscar

Phil Robertson, Cinematographer and MA Film Production graduate from our University, who has recently joined us as a Senior Lecturer in the Northern Film School, has been shortlisted for an Oscar for the film Shok.

Women and animal instincts brought to life in photographic exhibition

A new photographic exhibition exploring the relationship between women and animals is set to be launched by a Leeds Beckett University art lecturer at Leeds Central Library on Wednesday 2 December.

Legendary Beatles engineer to give public Leeds talk

Ken Scott, the legendary engineer for The Beatles and producer of David Bowie, is set to present his first public talk as Visiting Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University on Wednesday 9 December.

Faculty Events

Nov 28

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.

Dec 8

(Re)Writing Yorkshire: Look North - Writing Yorkshire in Contemporary British Fiction with Sunjeev Sahota and Dr Katy Shaw

This event showcases the writing of Sunjeev Sahota, named one of Granta’s Best of British Young Novelists in 2013 and a rising star of contemporary literature.

Dec 9

‘Doing Urban History in an Urban World’

In an urban world, urban history is more important than ever, especially in explaining the huge social, economic and environmental challenges facing us all today, but also in understanding our increasingly recognisable global urban culture.

Dec 9

"From Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust" - Ken Scott

Leeds Beckett University has recently appointed Ken Scott, the legendary engineer for The Beatles and producer of David Bowie, as a Visiting Senior Lecturer in the School of Film, Music and Performing Arts. In this event he will be sharing his expertise with guests based on his best selling book: 'From Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust'.

Jan 13

‘The Real Fagin? The Life and Crimes of William Sheen’

This public lecture will explore the life of Victorian criminal William Sheen and the influence his infamy may have had on the young Charles Dickens.

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.

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