Together we question and we solve problems
The Leeds Beckett School of Art, Architecture and Design, with a history that spans over 170 years, is united by a common goal: to encourage individuality, to inspire creativity, and to create impact. We have an exciting and experimental approach to contemporary, creative practice – set in the heart of a culturally energised city. Our aim is to instil in you the confidence, curiosity and commitment to thrive at University and beyond, and to give you the freedom and independence to both think, and to make.
This is more than a School, it is a community of creators and collaborators; a community nurtured by our practicing academic staff, many of whom are researchers of national or international standing. This is a united, artistic family, pushing boundaries with a variety of courses and talent – from our unique Landscape Architecture course (recent graduates the Rich Brothers are the winners of two Chelsea Flower Show golds); to a series of Arts lectures featuring renowned practicing artists including the school’s own Senior Lecturer, Nathaniel Mellors; to innovative Art & Design modules, led by award wining artist-curator Peter Lewis.
Our School's principle of learning through theory and practice is enabled by deep and meaningful links with industry, community and the professions. These include prestigious partnerships with The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, The British Art Show and engagements with influential developers such as Citu and Bruntwood.
Our advanced, state-of-the-art technical equipment, workshop support and studio spaces will allow you to immerse yourself in live design and development projects, supported by a team of experienced staff on hand to challenge, listen and encourage.
Because at the end of the day, our aim is to ensure the art, design and architecture we create is rooted in human relevance. No better example than the recent £700k lottery funded project, led by students and staff, to develop a new social hub, The New Wortley Community Centre, a project borne out of the school’s dynamic, ethical, RIBA accredited architectural consultancy, Project Office. A unique example of real-world learning and creating, preparing you for the cross-disciplinary nature of the working world.
Together we question and we solve problems. We embrace the traditions of what we do whilst adopting new technical advancements. And we help embed the skills that will make you the best you can be.
Our Academic Team
INSIDE/OUT Lecture Series
INSIDE/OUT offers a platform for internationally recognised practitioners to come and talk about their practice. More information on the series.
The Project Office is an architecture consultancy that provides a full architectural service for business. It is a design and research collaboration of staff and students who have a commons interest in ethical, social and resilient architecture and design.
Research and Enterprise
View the faculty’s latest Research & Enterprise Brochure.
Leeds School of Art, Architecture & Design
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Our School in Pictures
Good News In Brief
A round-up of the latest news in March, from the School of Art, Architecture and Design.
Student street art brightens up Headingley
A Leeds Beckett student from the School of Art, Architecture and Design has used his creative skills to help brighten up the streets of Leeds.
Leeds Beckett welcomes New Head of Architecture
Internationally-renowned architectural educator and historian, Professor Raymond Quek, has been appointed as the Head of the Leeds School of Architecture at Leeds Beckett University.
A Woman's World
9-31st March 2017 - A photography exhibition by Anna Pepe will be displayed in the foyer of the Portland Building. A Woman's World, is The exhibition explores women, places, cultures and habitats around the world.
Creative and Digital Careers Series
The Creative & Digital Careers Series of events is open to existing Leeds Beckett University students studying any course. Some events are also open to Leeds Beckett University graduates and members of the public.
CeASR / Psychology Seminar - Mathematics Anxiety: Causes, Consequences and Strategies to Reduce it
Speaker: Dr Tom Hunt, University of Derby
How universities make people worried and miserable: a critical community psychology perspective on mental health in higher education
My Mind and Me
Alternative Realities: Is there such a thing as 'healthy psychosis'
Why does 'psychosis' have to imply 'illness'?
Forward Leeds Presents: Drugs, alcohol & mental health in the student population
Forward Leeds supports adults and young people to make healthy choices about alcohol and drugs.