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Students launch first virtual festival to showcase end of year projects14 July 2020
Students have collaborated to launch Leeds Beckett University’s first ever virtual festival in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.Read more
Featured News and Events
Breaking down cultural boundaries through dance29 June 2020
In the latest of our PhD student spotlight features, we spoke to Shambik Ghose, a contemporary dancer who is creating a new style of dance – fusing the classical North Indian dance, Kathak, and Western Jazz - and a teaching programme to accompany it.Read more
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Two students recognised at awards focused on design for social impact25 June 2020
Two Leeds Beckett University students have been recognised at a prestigious global awards competition which has been running since 1924.Read more
Music:Leeds, the organisation set-up and led by Leeds Beckett music academic Sam Nicholls, have announced the expansion of their Launchpad program to support emerging artists and music industry professionals, as well as new funds in partnership with PRS Foundation
I’m a senior lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and MA Fashion degrees, and I know how hard it can be for my students to keep inspired, particularly when you are always being asked to ‘think of ideas’ for projects.
Ricardo Mascarenhas is a BSc (Hons) Computer Animation & Visual Effects student. In this Vlog Ricardo talks about his journey as a designer and is very honest about some of the personal challenges he has overcome.
Poppy Marlow is a BSc (Hons) Computer Animation & Visual Effects student. Hear her talk about her journey to university, how she has built up her skills and some of amazing opportunites to collaborate she has found.
Hi! I’m a recent graduate from the BA landscape and design course and I’d like to share my experiences from the ‘Design and Community Project’.
For my final module of the year I entered a live client competition brief run by The Retail Institute partnered with Slingsby Gin and Allied Glass. The prizes available came in the form of week long work placements, keeping this in mind helped me to stay motivated and on task.
Product Design relies on practical skills, tangible modelling and in-person user feedback. The course is structured to allow student development in a combination of practical and academic environments.
We are excited to announce Northern Film School Documentary Specialist and BA (Hons) Filmmaking student, Poppy Brown, has been awarded a place on the prestigious and extremely competitive Grierson Doc Lab for 2020/21.
On one hand I was about to enter my final year studying fashion, a subject I love and am passionate about. On the other hand I was volunteering in Holbeck for a local charity that support women who are caught in life crippling addictions, many who have turned to street prostitution to support their habit.
The goal of this piece is to create a thought-provoking view of Mass Surveillance in our society, leaving the viewer with an unsettling awareness of its intrusive nature in our lives. It uses cameras, sensors, speakers, and the internet, to observe, analyse, and highlight surveillance in our everyday lives, through the medium of sound, video, and data.
Sam Nicholls, Senior Lecturer in Music at the university picks five artists with a strong Leeds connection who are currently breaking through to get national recognition.
'Coach's Bestfriend' is a printed basketball playbook, which has been created to make teaching and instructing easier for coaches.
Signs of Tenderness is a photobook dedicated to chosen family and platonic love, especially within a circle of queer people.
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.
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'.