The UK’s music sector contributes an enormous amount to our society, it supports 600,000 jobs, contributes £5.2 billion GVA to the UK economy and is a source of enjoyment and pleasure for just about everyone in the country. It’s currently under an enormous strain, due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the restriction placed on our daily lives due to social distancing and the gradual reopening of the country’s economy.
Led by Dr Sue Miller this British Academy funded research project investigates the performance aesthetics of Latin music in the recording studio using a variety of approaches including the technique of experimental archaeology.
COVID-19: How Did it Affect my Design Studies?
This year has definitely been an interesting one, one that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. I’m Adam, a Product Design Student basically finishing my last year, hopefully studying MA 3D Design when I next return to Leeds Beckett University.
Students from BA(Hons) Interior Architecture & Design have been on a mission to spread the word about their autism-friendly design projects, with their tutor Joan Love. Additionally, the briefs provided an opportunity to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, integrating a series of design ideas relating to social distancing, hygiene and materials with natural anti-microbial properties. Students presented their projects, on Microsoft Teams, to seven professionals from varied, yet inter-related backgrounds, all wanting to make a difference.
Re-Foresting – My Strategy for Timber Production within the Northern Forest in Response to the Climate Crisis
Oliver Bray, Director of Arts at Leeds School of Arts has produced 19 Words, a series of visual poems using the language deployed by the government during Covid19.
Music Performance & Production student Eleanor talks about her final year project and overcoming the problems raised by COVID-19 in order to record and release her own EP, 'Sanctuary'.
As part of the build-up to the Leeds School of Arts Virtual Festival in July, Fashion student Abbie talks about her journey to Leeds Beckett, the support she has receieved whilst studying here, becoming a mum and how her final year dissertation on femininity in fashion was a success, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19.
Students have recently proposed creative and responsive landscape designs to enhance existing urban spaces and provide a green space for people in the South Bank area of Leeds, as part of their People and Place project.
Staff and students from Leeds School of Arts have launched #LSALockdownListens, a virtual album listening club.
‘The Quarantine Collective: A Virtual Music Festival’ on Facebook Live on 27-28 May starting at 7pm each evening.
Dr Steven Gerrard has recently edited a collection of academic writings about various aspects of gender in the Bond books, films and games
Two Leeds School of Arts students have been shortlisted for this year’s RSA Student Design Awards (Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Design).
Principal Lecturer Paul Ratcliff was recently commissioned to create an artwork featuring the recordings of various birds and animals in the grounds of West Yorkshire stately home Temple Newsam.
Two students from Leeds School of Arts each wrote a short article for the Yorkshire Dales Review 150th anniversary issue about their research in the landscape.
Final year BA Music Performance and Production student, Jack Hanks, wanted to help prospective students discover why Leeds Beckett is such a great place to study music. Jack created a ‘Young Minds in Music’ YouTube channel, where he posted videos of his interviews with his student peers, finding out about their love for music, and why they chose to come study at Leeds Beckett University.
The long-running partnership between Leeds Beckett University and the BBC Introducing project has provided our students with numerous opportunities to work with up and coming artists over the past few years.
Student design work from Leeds Beckett University undergraduates has paved the way for a local community group to submit a Planning Application to Leeds City Council for a new housing scheme in Leeds’ most under-funded postcode.
Postgradaute students have been participating in virtual technical workshops and online tutorials.
LSA Academic publishes new book about energy provision in The Gambia
2020 conference attended by Leeds Beckett staff and students.
Got a great idea for a game? Want support the support of our expert staff in developing it, a £5,000 grant and the chance to win a further £20,000 in development grants? You can with Leeds School of Arts, which has been selected as a West Yorkshire regional hub for Tranzfuser 2020.
Ten major architects of the twentieth century are looked at in video essays created by first year BA (Hons) Architecture students in the Leeds School of Architecture.
Music Performance and Production student Alistair Lacey works on the new play ‘Oliver Twist’ at Leeds Playhouse featuring the use of integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning.
Samantha Babrovskie, Senior Lecturer in Production Design, talks about Harrogate Film Festival.
Ethnomusicologist and Senior Lecturer in Music Dr Tenley Martin investigates transnational musical exchange through the lens of British and Spanish flamenco communities in a new book set to be published 21 March, 2020.
Director of Research for Leeds School of Arts Prof Robert Shail delivers a paper regarding the historical collection of press books held by the British Film Institute at the Stardom and Archive Conference 2020 in Exeter.
We sat down with Spanish-Welsh artist Rafael Pérez Evans who has been awarded the 2020 Supporting Emerging Talent Scholarship.
Leeds Beckett University Masters graduate Ayyappadas Vijayakumar was part of the 1917 Oscar winning visual effects team and has opened up about his road to success ahead of Harrogate Film Festival (HFF).
First year BA (Hons) Architecture and second year BA (Hons) Interior Design & Architecture students spent an amazing, inspiring week in Rome
As lovers everywhere gather their thoughts about what to buy their loved ones for Valentine’s Day, perhaps they would be better suited thinking about what horror films they could watch. Dr Steven Gerrard, a Reader in Film at Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University, has recommended his top five films for couples to enjoy whilst curled up on the sofa together.
MA Landscape Architecture students took part in a one day model making workshop in the Postgraduate studio.
The Northern Film School reflects the increasing importance and significant growth of the Creative Industries in the UK economy, in particular, the screen industries.
Students are working as contributors to established publications
Leeds School of Arts Academics review Carolyn Thompson’s ‘Post Moderns’ art exhibition at Shandy Hall in their text, ‘Breaking and Entering’
Special issue of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice edited by LSA doctoral candidate Zara Worth with contributions from LBU staff and Alumni.
First Year Interior Architecture & Design students are being taught by a series of design practitioners on their studio projects, alongside their studio tutors. This academic year, the following practitioners, all from diverse design practices, have shared their expertise.
Dr Anna Zaluczkowska, a reader from Leeds School of Arts, is supporting the development of a new prototype story gaming app through the SSN. Anna needs writers and colleagues working within media to play some stories as well as offer feedback through the SSN.
What sort of careers do our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design alumni follow?
BA (Hons) Performance and Production Student Wins The Belfast Dawson's Singer Songwriter Competition
After winning her heat in November 2019 Leeds Beckett University student, Lucy Robinson, got through to the grand final which took place on the 10th of December 2019 in the famous Dark Horse, Belfast.
New exhibition celebrating the life and work of artist Victor Newsome goes on display in Naples
Congratulations Emily Rushby our post graduate conversion student in landscape architecture who has been awarded one of the Landscape Design Associates (LDA) bursaries which celebrates their 40th anniversary.
Four students from the Leeds School of Architecture have been shortlisted for the prestigious British Council Venice Biennale Fellowship.
On Wednesday 27 November 2019 Interior Architecture and Design Students were given a tour of Beehive Mill by Architect Maurice Shapero.
Feature film crewed by students & staff from the Northern Film School (NFS) to receive its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film festival in January 2020.
Third year BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture & Design students spent an inspiring week in Copenhagen and Malmo visiting the wealth of green infrastructure and public spaces.
Leeds School of Arts PhD candidate in Music Composition Euripides Bekos was named winner of the prestigious international composition prize “Nikos Skalkottas – 2019”.
Architecture students from across Leeds School of Arts were given the opportunity to engage with the concept of ‘Technology Prototypes’ through a Symposium on Wednesday 13 November 2019.
Dr Kiff Bamford talks about his research interest in Jean-François Lyotard and his recent visit to the University of California, Irvine where Lyotard once taught.
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