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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.

Rudimental

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

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.

Edd Brownrigg & Pete CopperBSc (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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Faculty News

New international music association launched at our University

Music researchers from the Universities of Helskinki, Granada, Paris, Estonia, Salford and Anglia Ruskin gathered at our University last week to launch a new international music association for the study of popular music.

‘The Shirt’ explored at Leeds Beckett fashion exhibition

Talented first year students from Leeds Beckett University’s new BA (Hons) Fashion course are hosting their first public exhibition, ‘The Shirt’.

Installation by Music academic opens at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Song for Coal, an immersive audio-visual work by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, created in collaboration with Music academic, Kingsley Ash, opened at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park this month.

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Faculty Events

Jan 28

Professorial Inaugural Lecture: 'The Emerging Role of Urban Forestry in the New European Urbanism' 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 3

Postgraduate Open Day

On Tuesday 3 March we are offering two options to help fit around your day. Drop into our Rose Bowl building at lunchtime or visit us later in the afternoon if you have more time to spare.

Mar 4

Target Courses Postgraduate Study and Funding Fair Yorkshire

The Target Courses Yorkshire Postgraduate Study Fair is an opportunity for students, graduates and professionals to get advice on postgraduate study options and funding opportunities. You can talk to University representatives on a one-to-one basis, meet careers advisers and other specialists and attend information talks for practical advice on funding and what it's really like to take a Masters course.

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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