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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

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.

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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Research & Enterprise Brochure
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Faculty News

The future use of former prison sites to be discussed at Leeds Beckett funded event

Leeds Beckett University’s Centre for Culture and Arts have partnered with Canterbury Christ Church University for an event which will explore how former prison sites can be developed for future use.

Workshop to appreciate the importance of pop music in Leeds

A workshop exploring popular music in Leeds, and the importance of having a place to experience live music, will be held at Leeds Beckett University on Friday 20 March.

Leading landscape architect Lionel Fanshawe to speak at Leeds Beckett

Lionel Fanshawe, who heads up international landscape architecture practice, ‘terra firma’ Consultancy, is set to give a guest lecture at Leeds Beckett University.

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Faculty Events

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.

May 20

'Creating The Spectacular'- Oliver Peyton

Oliver Peyton in conversation with Sofia Rebelo

Jun 20

Postgraduate Open Day

Find out more about postgraduate and professional study at Leeds Beckett and discover how we can help you raise your game at our next Open Day.

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.

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