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Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology

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
Our students have been celebrating 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

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

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.

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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

How do we make dance work?

The Leeds Beckett University School of Performing Arts, in collaboration with the University’s Centre for Culture and the Arts, will be encouraging attendees of a two day symposium to rethink practice and performance in 21st century contemporary dance practice.

Leeds Beckett to support The British Art Show

Contemporary art produced in the UK will be the theme of a touring art exhibition, supported by Leeds Beckett University.

Leeds Beckett event to explore the history of the Congo Free State

An event to explore the languages, media and cultures of the Congo Free State under King Leopold II in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century is set to be held at Leeds Beckett University on Saturday 10 October.

Faculty Events

Oct 16

Thinking Dance 2015: Questioning the Contemporary

A Symposium: rethinking process, practice and product in twenty-first century contemporary dance practice.  

Oct 24

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.

Nov 11

Postgraduate Open Evening

Our open evenings are a great way to explore your options and talk informally with teaching staff, specialist advisors and current students.

Nov 11

‘Retaking the Commons: Culture, Politics, and the Public Realm’

In this event Dr Andrew Lawson and Dr Katy Shaw​ will discuss how the left can find new ways of challenging the neoliberal discourse of 'public bad/private good,' and ask how literary and cultural texts can reframe ideas of collective agency and the common good.

Nov 17

(Re)Writing Yorkshire: Mapping Leeds’ fictional landscape with A J Kirby, Richard Smyth and Dr Rachel Connor

Dr Rachel Connor, Andrew Kirby and Richard Smythe will explore the literary map of Leeds and its region.

Nov 19

This Thing Call Theory

The School of Art, Architecture & Design are hosting the 12th International Architectural Humanities Research Association Conference in November 2015.

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