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Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology

Our Academic Team

Professor Mohammad Dastbaz
Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, 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 2016 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 were invited 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

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.

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 th Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology

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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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Cybercrime and Security Innovation Centre

The CSI Centre aims to improve and incorporate an evidence-based approach into the frontline policing of digital forensics and cybercrime investigations, and to advance human factors of computer security and forensics mechanisms and practice.

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Research & Enterprise Brochure

View the faculty’s latest Research & Enterprise Brochure.

Faculty News

International artists set to inspire at Leeds Beckett

An inspirational series of international guest speakers, including poets, fashion designers, artists, architects and filmmakers, is set to launch on Monday 3 October at Leeds Beckett University.

Event to celebrate 50 years of the Leeds West Indian Carnival seeks contributors

An event to celebrate 50 years of the Leeds West Indian Carnival in 2017 is set to be held at Leeds Beckett University and is welcoming applications for contributors.

Students bring Alchemy to life at Leeds Light Night

Performing Arts students and staff at Leeds Beckett University are preparing to experiment with the elements as they bring ‘Alchemy’ to this year’s Leeds Light Night.

Faculty Events

Oct 3

INSIDE/OUT Lecture Series: Nathaniel Mellors

Nathaniel Mellors will open this year’s INSIDE/OUT lecture series with a screening of his 2016 film Ourhouse, Ep.-1: Time (2016).

Oct 5

Remembering “Firths Carpets”: Responses to Altered Landscape in an Ex-Industrial Community.

The second talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations 2016/17 series which coincides with Older People's Day on 1 October 2016.

Oct 6

INSIDE/OUT Lecture Series: James Hoff

Flying in from New York City, the American artist James Hoff will be talking about his own art work and his publishing imprint, Primary Information. This visit has been made possible by our affiliate partner, the ICA in London.

Oct 10

Creating and Developing Coaches

Creating and Developing Coaches aims to inspire the next generation of football coaches. This event welcomes current and aspiring football coaches to Leeds United’s stadium to listen and learn about the footballing opportunities that exist in the Leeds area.

Oct 14

Sounding Leeds

A one-day symposium exploring the past, present and future of sound, sound media and music in public art and social practice in Leeds.

Oct 19

50 years of Landscape at Leeds Beckett University

The Landscape Institute Annual General Meeting and Jellicoe Lecture 2016 is to be held this year at Leeds Beckett University and will coincide with a celebration of 50 years of landscape education at the University.

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