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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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Faculty News

Primary School launches playscape created by Leeds Beckett Project Office & Architecture students

A touch of Brazil has come to Morley Newlands Primary School, thanks to a brand new playground designed and constructed by Leeds Beckett Architecture students and the University’s Live Project Office.

Leeds Beckett celebrates research assessment outcomes

Leeds Beckett University is celebrating its growing reputation for research following its best ever assessment results from the UK wide Research Excellence Framework (REF). The REF is an assessment of university research activity which is used to determine funding in coming years for universities across the country in a range of subject areas.

Leeds Beckett students team up with British Glass

Leeds Beckett University Interior Architecture & Design undergraduates have teamed up with trade body, the British Glass Manufacturers Confederation, in an innovative collaboration.

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Faculty Events

Jan 28

'The Emerging Role of Urban Forestry in the New European Urbanism' - Professorial Inaugural Lecture by Alan Simson

On Wednesday 28 January, Alan Simson will present his Professorial Inaugural lecture in the Rose Bowl at Leeds Beckett University, entitled:  'The Emerging Role of Urban Forestry in the New European Urbanism’.

Feb 17

'Culture of a Future Integrated Industry - What can Education Provide?' - Alan Crane, Independent Consultant for the Construction Industry

Alan has spent over 40 years in the construction industry holding Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer appointments with several companies including Travers Morgan Consulting Group.

Mar 5

Wayne Hemingway Talks

Wayne Hemmingway, founder of HemmingwayDesign, has worked for clients ranging from Wimpey Homes, to McDonalds, to The Beano. He will talk about his career and his views on creative design.

Mar 24

Warren Ellis Talks

Warren Ellis is an author, graphic novelist and columnist. His novel Gun Machine was released by Mulholland Books in January 2013 and is being developed for television by Chernin Entertainment and Fox.

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