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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.

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.
Find out more about our Showcase Top Talents

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

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 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
View the faculty’s latest Research & Enterprise Brochure.

Faculty News

Work starts on New Wortley community centre project

Work has started on our University Project Office (PO)’s new multi-purpose building for the New Wortley Community Association in Leeds.

Leeds Beckett to host prestigious architectural conference

A conference which will investigate the role of theory in architecture is to take place at Leeds Beckett University.

New book examines Britain’s fight against slave trade

A new book exploring Britain’s naval campaign against the Atlantic slave trade has been published by a Leeds Beckett University academic.

Faculty Events

Sep 5

MA Art & Design Show 'Things in Mind'

This year’s MA Art & Design Show ‘Thing in Mind’ will open to the public on 5 September 2015.

Sep 9

'What is the European Capital of Culture and what it can do for a City?'

The European Capital of Culture has been much in the news following Leeds City Council's decision to bid for the title for 2023. This talk will provide a brief history of the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) event since its launch in 1985, and discuss its aims, and give some examples of how it has been used by different European cities to produce cultural, economic and social change.

Sep 17

International SEEDS Conference 2015: Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society

The first International SEEDS Conference will take place on 17 and 18 September 2015. The programme will include keynote speakers, workshops and presentations on the themes of Sustainability, Ecology, Engineering, Design and Society.

Oct 3

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.

Oct 6

(Re)Writing Yorkshire: Next Generation Yorkshire Poets with Tara Bergin, Helen Mort and Dr Lucy Burnett

Every ten years the Poetry Book Society selects twenty emerging Next Generation poets, who are expected to dominate the poetry landscape in coming years. This session presents two Yorkshire-based poets from the 2014 cohort. Helen Mort was born and bred in the county, while Irish-born Tara Bergin has based herself in North Yorkshire over recent years.

Oct 7

‘It's not all Sequins and Bikinis? Power, Performance and Play in the Leeds and Trinidad Carnival.’

The Midnight Robber, in his black sombrero adorned with skulls and coffin-shaped shoes, is a mysterious masquerade character from the Trinidad carnival. He exemplifies many of the practices which were central to Caribbean carnival culture - resistance to officialdom, linguistic innovation and the disruptive nature of play, parody and humour.

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