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.
Leeds School of Arts Music students aim to inspire & educate the next generation of female musicians through The Wired Project.
21 November 2019 saw the launch of Conversations with the Anthony Burgess cassette archive (1964-1993), a double LP/CD curated by Senior Lectuer Dr Alan Dunn, in collaboration with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and poet/producer Guy-Marc Hinant of the Belgian record label Sub Rosa.
Northern Film School Production Co-ordinator, Laura Torenbeek, attended the Aesthetica Short Film Festival with 30 students and a group of Northern Film School staff and Alumni. Attending the international film festival for the 4th time in a row, Laura was excited to tell us all about it. Laura said, "I always schedule my days at Aesthetica thoroughly and because events and masterclasses and screenings happen simultaneously, I’ve had a few difficult decisions to make. However, I made most of my time at the festival and here are some of the highlights..."
Sam McNally, 2019 film graduate, talks about how he and other students from the Northern Film School created the Dreamers of the Day advert for Leeds Beckett. Based on the T.E. Lawrence poem of the same name, Sam, along with the rest of the cast and crew, took the project from the intial spark of inspiration through to the finished film.
A team of students from different universities, including a Leeds Beckett Architecture student, have been named as the winning entrant in this year’s RIBA Northern Soul Design Charrette.
A roundup of some successes, stories and achievements from some of the graduates from the Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University.
As part of the Post Graduate Landscape Architecture course, students studying the ‘Cities Alive’ Landscape and Urban Design module recently visited Amsterdam.
Autism-friendly design recommendations incorporated into ‘The National Autistic Societies’ knowledge base
Joan Love, a Senior lecturer on BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, has had an article on ‘Autism-friendly architecture’ included on The National Autistic Societies ‘Network Autism’, Good Practice and Knowledge base. This highly regarded platform shares the most up to date expertise, practice and resources amongst professionals across the community.
Dr Oliver Bray, Director of Arts in the Leeds School of Arts, delivered a reading at the book launch of a new edited volume titled Georges Perec’s Geographies.
Recent graduate Rowena Smith talks about studying for her MA Music Production; what she learnt, her practice as a producer and her numerous subsequent successes.
To mark the 2nd Louis Le Prince Experimental Film Lecture featuring prizewinning filmmaking Ben Rivers on 19 November 2019, local writer and historian Irfan Shah takes a closer look at the life and cinematic achievements of Louis Le Prince.
Alex Ashcroft, a senior lecturer at the Northern Film School, worked as Production Sound Mixer on The Last Tree, a Sundance “Grand Jury Prize” nominated film directed by Shola Amoo.
To celebrate National Album Day, we’ve spoken to some of our academic staff from Music and Sound at Leeds School of Arts to find out which music album they hold in high esteem.
Greatham Creek seal and bird hides, designed by students of the architecture Abstract Machine Studio, received an award for producing 'two truly unique hide structures'.
‘Let her Through (The Roller)’ a winning song commission taken from this year’s Leeds School of Art’s ‘Knowing the Score’ conference which explored the historical links between music and sport has received its official release online.
Music Technology student Matt Woollons shares some of his experiences having recently returned from volunteering in Greece.
Two of the books that have been published by the publishing imprint, Information as Material which was founded in 2002 by Professor Simon Morris, have been reviewed in a recent edition of the Times Literary Supplement.
Recent graduate Nazia Hussain reflects on her current role as a graphic designer and how her degree in Fine Art set her up to take the next step.
Senior Lecturer in Music and Sound Dr Justin Morey investigates the role of ambient music in society and todays musical culture in a new publication that bring together a series of essays on the subject.
Alan Simson’s research practice in the world of Urban Forestry.
Postgraduate Landscape Architecture student Johanna Elvidge’s enjoying show garden success.
Academics from The Leeds School of Arts are set to mark the launch of The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader with a series of durational readings and in-conversation sessions featuring Professor Richard Demarco CBE at the Edinburgh festival.
Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.
This year has seen the 26th edition of this event, which is now one of the largest and most diverse festivals in Europe.
Northern Film School researchers Dr Steven Gerrard and Natasha Parcei recently took their work to the Fan Studies Network at the end of June, hosted at the University of Portsmouth, to promote their forthcoming book on British action hero Jason Statham.
On the 26 June the school and the Leeds Arts Research Centre, hosted ‘Knowing the Score’, a conference which saw papers presented on the intersecting research fields of Music and Sport presented in partnership with Headingly Literature Festival, Fields of Vision, and Music in Leeds.
... another graduate employment success for the Northern Film School.
Congratulations to Ruth Parker who is currently working on the hugely anticipated Netflix series, Get Even!
A Leeds Beckett student is celebrating after winning the Best Presentation Prize (Part 1) at the recent RIBA North East and Yorkshire Student Awards 2019 for his final year design project, beating entries from six schools of architecture.
A project that focusses on bringing arts and creativity into care homes.
This June, Gallery House will hold an event by Leeds Beckett University MA Art and Design as part of INDEX, under the banner of Yorkshire Sculpture International.
Dani Seggewiss graduated from the BSc (Hons) Music Technology course in 2016, having successfully dovetailed her final year studies with her emerging career as a live sound engineer.
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