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Leeds School of Arts: Teaching 2020-21



Please note: 
This content was correct at the time of publication. Leeds Beckett University is currently adhering to the Government’s two-metres social distancing rule and our campuses are been adjusted accordingly.  We continue to follow Government and Public Health England advice and will make any necessary adjustments required should these restrictions change, whilst ensuring the safety of our students and staff. These pages will be updated over the coming months to reflect any changes.

This page was last updated: 23/07/20, 16:45.

You will experience a blended approach to learning – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and remote teaching and learning. The learning content you will receive will be as planned for the academic year 2020/2021 before the Covid-19 outbreak.

We are working within government social distancing measures so we are not planning to deliver large-group teaching on campus throughout 2020/2021. This will ensure that maximum space will be available for small-group teaching.

In most cases, the taught content will also be available online so you can still access it if you can’t attend campus due to the pandemic (for example, due to self-isolation, shielding or travel restrictions).

We will prioritise face-to-face teaching and practical teaching to meet any requirements of relevant professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRB) if your course includes these elements. This will ensure that your course retains its full professional status.

We can confirm that the academic year 2020/2021 will start on the dates that we have already published in the academic calendar. Course delivery will typically be in three 10-week blocks.

Course Teaching Structure

Plus Icon Architecture

Course

Level of study

Teaching September 2020/2021

Course delivery – 3 teaching blocks or 2 semesters

Additional information

BA (Hons) Architecture

4, 5, 6

Face-to-face teaching per week - 4 hours block 1

3 blocks of 10 weeks

The Architecture and Landscape Subject Area will be using a blended learning approach for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. Lectures, seminars and various tutorials will take place online. Some face-to-face sessions will be delivered onsite to provide learning opportunities within studio or design based modules.

Please note:
MA Landscape Architecture has an additional teaching block.  6 weeks in June/July (weeks 44-49), then 2 weeks in September (weeks 04-05).

 

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design

4, 5, 6

Face-to-face teaching per week - 3 hours block 1

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture & Design

4, 5, 6

Face-to-face teaching per week - 4 hours block 1

3 blocks of 10 weeks

MA Architecture

7

Face-to-face teaching per week - 4 hours block 1

3 blocks of 10 weeks

MA & PG Dip Landscape Architecture

7

Face-to-face teaching per week - 4 hours block 1

3 blocks of 10 weeks plus an additional block of 8 weeks for all MA students

MA Urban Design

7

Face-to-face teaching per week - 4 hours block 1

3 blocks of 10 weeks

MA Architecture Futures  7  Face-to-face teaching per week - 4 hours block 1 3 blocks of 10 weeks
PG Dip Architectural Professional Practice     

Plus Icon Art and Design

Course

Level of study

Teaching September 2020/2021

Course delivery – 3 teaching blocks or 2 semesters

Additional information

BA (Hons) Fashion

4, 5, 6

6 hours face-to-face teaching per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing

4

All modules to be delivered online

3 blocks of 10 weeks

All block 1 delivery will take place online, this will include lectures, seminars and virtual tutorials and drop-in sessions.  We will keep this under constant review and should social distancing restrictions ease we will look at re-introducing some on-campus delivery in blocks 2 and 3.





BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing

5, 6

All modules to be delivered online

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Fine Art

4, 5, 6

Face-to-face teaching per week
Block 1 - 5 hours
Block 2 & 3 - 6 hours

3 blocks of 10 weeks

Course delivery will include online learning and onsite studio and workshop time indicated, and this may include lectures, seminars and virtual tutorials and drop-in sessions. This will be supported by regular face-to-face sessions which will be delivered onsite to provide additional learning opportunities. For those who are unable to visit us on campus, an online alternative will be offered to face-to-face sessions.





BA (Hons) Graphic Design

4


5


6

 

 

Face-to-face teaching per week
Block 1, 2 & 3 - 1 hour

Block 1, 2 & 3 - 1 hour

Alternating between 30 minute 1-2-1 tutorial with studio tutor, 90-minute group tutorial and 2 hr sign-up workshops.

3 blocks of 10 weeks

The majority of delivery will take place online and this may include lectures, seminars and virtual tutorials and drop-in sessions. This will be supported by regular face-to-face sessions which will be delivered onsite to provide additional learning opportunities.  For those who are unable to visit us on campus, an on-line alternative will be offered to face-to-face sessions. 

BA (Hons) Illustration

4, 5

Face-to-face teaching per week
Block 1, 2 & 3 - 3 hours






3 blocks of 10 weeks

Course delivery will include online learning and onsite studio and workshop time indicated, and this may include lectures, seminars and virtual tutorials and drop-in sessions. This will be supported by regular face-to-face sessions which will be delivered onsite to provide additional learning opportunities. For those who are unable to visit us on campus, an online alternative will be offered to face-to-face sessions.

BA (Hons) Product Design


4

5

6


Face-to-face teaching per week
Studio: 6 hours

Studio: 6 hours

Studio: 6 hours

3 blocks of 10 weeks

MA Art & Design

7

Face-to-face teaching - 4 hours per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks

MA Fashion

7

Face-to-face teaching - 4 hours per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks

MA Graphic Design

7

Face-to-face teaching - 4 hours per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks

Professional Practice in Art & Design

Face-to-face teaching - 4 hours per week

1 block of 10 weeks


Plus Icon Creative Technology

Course

Level of study

Teaching September 2020/2021

Course delivery – 3 teaching blocks or 2 semesters

Additional information

BSc (Hons) Creative Media Technology

4, 5, 6

Face-to-face teaching
Block 1 - 16 hours
Block 2 & 3 - online learning but flexible

3 blocks of 10 weeks

Essential delivery will take place online including lectures, tutorials & virtual drop-in sessions. Some face-to-face sessions may be delivered onsite in small-groups. For those who are unable to visit us on campus, these face-to-face sessions will be recorded & made available electronically.

BSc (Hons) Digital Journalism

4, 5, 6

Face-to-face teaching
Block 1 - minimum 16 hours
Block 2 - 12 hours
Block 3 - 32 hours

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies

4

Face-to-face teaching
Block 1 - minimum 16 hours
Block 2 - online learning but flexible 
Block 3 - 28 hours

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies

5, 6

Online delivery

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BSc (Hons) Computer Animation & Visual Effects

5, 6

Online delivery

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Games Design

4, 5, 6

Online delivery

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Games Art

4, 5, 6

Online delivery

3 blocks of 10 weeks


Plus Icon Film

Course

Level of study

Teaching September 2020/2021

Course delivery – 3 teaching blocks or 2 semesters

BA (Hons) Filmmaking*

4, 5, 6

All essential delivery will take place online and this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials and virtual drop-in sessions. Where possible, we will also offer opportunities for onsite studio or lab practice together with hands on filmmaking observing Industry, Government and University Covid Health and Safety guidelines.

3 blocks of 10 weeks

MA Filmmaking

7

3 blocks of 10 weeks

MA Film Curation

7

All essential delivery will take place online and this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials and virtual drop-in sessions. Where possible some face-to-face sessions will be delivered onsite to provide additional small-group and industry relevant learning opportunities observing Government and University Covid Health and Safety guidelines. For those who are unable to visit us on campus, these face-to-face sessions will be recorded and made available electronically.

3 blocks of 10 weeks

MA Screenwriting

7

3 blocks of 10 weeks

*Please note: This course will not be fully taught online and will require students to attend on campus practical sessions.

Plus Icon Music

Course

Level of study

Teaching September 2020/2021

Course delivery – 3 teaching blocks or 2 semesters

Additional information

BA (Hons) Music Industries Management

4, 6

Minimum 2 hours face-to-face teaching per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks

Essential delivery will take place online and this will include lectures, seminars and virtual drop-in sessions. Some face-to-face sessions will be delivered onsite or in our specialist facilities in order to provide appropriate additional small-group learning opportunities. For those who are unable to visit us on campus, alternative support materials will be made available electronically

BA (Hons) Music Industries Management

5

Minimum 90 minutes face-to-face teaching per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Entertainment Management

5

Minimum 90 minutes face-to-face teaching per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Entertainment Management

6

Minimum 2 hours face-to-face teaching per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Music Performance & Production

4, 5, 6

Minimum 2 hours face-to-face teaching per week (Level 6 TBC)

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Music Production

4

Minimum 2 hours face-to-face teaching per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Music Production

5, 6

Minimum 1 hour face-to-face teaching per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BSc (Hons) Music Technology

4, 5, 6

Minimum 1 hour face-to-face teaching per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering

4, 5, 6

Minimum 1 hour face-to-face teaching per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks

MA Music Production

7

Minimum 2 hours face-to-face teaching per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks + summer final project

MA Music for the Moving Image

7

Minimum 2 hours face to face teaching per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks + summer final project

MA Sound Design

7

Minimum 2 hours face-to-face teaching per week (Level 6 TBC)

3 blocks of 10 weeks + summer final project

MA Sonic Arts

7

Minimum 2 hours face-to-face teaching per week (Level 6 TBC)

3 blocks of 10 weeks + summer final project

MA Popular Music and Culture

7

Minimum 1 hour face-to-face teaching per week

3 blocks of 10 weeks + summer final project

MSc Sound & Music for Interactive Games

7

Minimum 2 hours face-to-face teaching per week (Level 6 TBC)

3 blocks of 10 weeks + summer final project


Plus Icon Performing Arts

Course

Level of study

Teaching September 2020/2021

Course delivery – 3 teaching blocks or 2 semesters

 Additional information

BA (Hons) Dance*

4, 5

Face-to-face teaching per week
Blocks 1 and 2 - 4 hours
Block 3 - 8 hours

3 blocks of 10 weeks

The Performing Arts Subject Area will be using a blended learning approach for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. This means that while lectures, seminars and various tutorials will take place online, the majority of your practical modules across Terms 1, 2 and 3 will be face-to-face sessions delivered in either specialist studios at our City or Headingley campuses or at partner organisations.

BA (Hons) Dance*

6

Face-to-face teaching per week
Block 1 - 3 hours
Blocks 2 and 3 - 8 hours

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance*

4

Face-to-face teaching per week
Block 1 - 5 hours
Block 2 - 8 hours
Block 3 - 4 hours

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance*

5

Face-to-face teaching per week
4 hours per block

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance*

6

Face-to-face teaching per week
Block 1 - 8 hours
Blocks 2 and 3 - 4 hours

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Performing Arts*

4

Face-to-face teaching per week
Block 1 - 5 hours
Block 2 - 8 hours
Block 3 - 5 hours

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Performing Arts*

5

Face-to-face teaching per week
4 hours per term

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BA (Hons) Performing Arts*

6

Face-to-face teaching per week
Blocks 1 and 2 - 8 hours
Block 3 - 4 hours

3 blocks of 10 weeks

MA Choreography*

7

Face-to-face teaching per week
Blocks 1 and 2 - 4 hours
Blocks 2, 3 and 4 dependent on electives

4 blocks of 10 weeks

MA Performance*

7

Face-to-face teaching per week
Block 1 - 4 hours
Blocks 2, 3 and 4 dependent on electives

4 blocks of 10 weeks

*Please note: This course will not be fully taught online and will require students to attend on campus practical sessions.

Further Information

Plus Icon Will term begin on the date originally planned?
We can confirm that the academic year 2020/2021 will start on the dates that we have already published in the academic calendar. Course delivery will typically be in three 10-week blocks.
Plus Icon What learning support will be available?
We are committed to ensuring you continue to have opportunities to access the learning and wellbeing support that you need over the forthcoming year.  General learning spaces, including access to libraries, will be available to be booked online; and where specialist space is needed, this will either be provided: as normal; created in newly adapted spaces; or replicated as part of an enhanced suite of online resources.
Plus Icon Will I still be able to access wellbeing support?
We recognise that many students are facing additional mental, wellbeing and financial challenges due to the disruption and uncertainty caused by the current pandemic. To ensure we’re able to offer the support that you need, we’re planning to increase our investment in this important area and continue to provide a full range of student support services. We want to provide a safe environment for students and staff, so on campus delivery of student support services will be limited. However full access to advice and professional support services will continue to be delivered online. 
Plus Icon Glossary of Terms
4 – year one of undergraduate study
5 – year two of undergraduate study
6 – year three of undergraduate study
7 – postgraduate/masters level of study
Level of study:

Undergraduate study
UG:
Postgraduate/masters study
PG:
Courses delivered over 3 x 10 week blocks
Teaching block:
Courses delivered over 2 x 12 week semesters
Semester:
Personal protective equipment (this is supplied by the university)
PPE:
Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies – this ensures a course retains its full professional status
PSRB:

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