Follow University of Brighton courses on social media to get a flavour of what is happening on our degrees and MAs day to day. Read More
Meet the staff: Dr Simon McEnnis, subject lead journalism
“I knew from a very young age that I was going to be a journalist because I loved creative writing at School. I was having a clear-out over Christmas and I found a football match report that I wrote when I was 13 and my teacher left the comment “could have been lifted from the sports pages” which turned out to be a premonition given my career path. Read More
Thinking of choosing a media course?
Hear from Viktorija a third year Media Production student and student ambassador. Read More
Dr Lance Dann, award winning podcaster and Media Production lecturer
“I began telling stories with sound and on the radio back when I was a student, there was a University radio station where they played 90s rock and my flatmate and I used to show up playing records backwards, reading from poetry books and making strange noises. They banned us within a month, so I turned it into a career!”
What facilities can I use on Media Production?
As a student on Media Production you will have access to two media studios, camera, lighting and sound equipment and full service post production tools. Read More
Second year Sports Journalism student lands paid ESPN role
Leon Imber has just earned a paid 12 month internship at ESPN’s London office as a sports editorial staff member. As course leader Owen Evans says, “this is a highly-competitive position that is auditioned once a year.” Read More
Book your place on a subject taster day!
If you are in Year 12 and interesting in art, design, fashion and textiles this is you chance to get involved and see if you’d like to study your passion at degree level. Read More
Brighton Marina competition to showcase University talent
Students from the School of Art & Media have the opportunity to create an eye-catching design for public benches throughout Brighton Marina.
Advice for students applying to uni in 2023
Brighton degree show dates announced for 2023
The University of Brighton’s graduate shows have been announced for 2023 – the undergraduate shows kick off on 3rd June 2023 and the MA show starts on 7th July.
MA Craft graduate exhibits at Craft Council
MA Craft 2021 graduate, Belinda Coyne, has been selected for the prestigious Crafts Council’s Collect exhibition 2023. Read More
5 tips for creating an art portfolio
Check out Fine Art Painting student Becky Powney’s TikTok on creating a portfolio.
Catch the 2/3 interim exhibition by Fine Art MA students on display until 16th Feb
The group exhibition in Dorset Place gallery, part of our Edward Street building on our city campus, is now open and continues until Thursday 16th February.
Gain skills and expertise for your career on our Town Planning postgraduate degree
Laura Hemsley graduated with distinction from our Town Planning MSc and is now working as a Town Planner at Jacobs. We caught up with Laura and found out more about what drew her to postgraduate study on our Town Planning MSc and what she loved about the course. Read More
“The course really stood out to me because of the placement and its heavy theoretical side, which was something I was really interested in.”
Thinking of applying to study Media Industry and Innovation? Hear from current student Sara about what life is like on the degree.
Brighton graduate celebrates as mindfulness product for kids hits the shelves
“It’s crazy to think that a small sketch during my degree has turned into a product that is now on the market. It’s an inventor’s dream!”
That is the view of University of Brighton graduate and entrepreneur Liam Murphy, who celebrates a major milestone this week as his mindfulness product for kids goes on sale.
Liam has launched his product, The Stix Mindfulness Remotes, to market on 2 February 2023 with the aim of improving children’s mental wellbeing through fun, interactive mindfulness activities. Read More
Thinking about choosing our Music Business and Media degree?
Hear from student Kristian who says: “On the course I’ve found myself recording a podcast, conducting a brand proposal, developing a new music innovation, recording promotional videos and so much more. Plus, I still work with my placement company on their social media , so it was definitely a worthwhile opportunity!”
Gossamer an exhibition by Fine Art and Printmaking students at Edward Street, opening 28th Jan
The University of Brighton’s second year Fine Art and Printmaking undergraduates present Gossamer, an exhibition of creative work from students at the mid-point of their degree course.
Discuss your portfolio with course staff!
Join us at our online portfolio advice event on 28 February to get tips and advice from students and staff about how to prepare your portfolio.
You can also watch our film to see staff explain what you should include in your portfolio for art and design courses when applying for uni – and students give TIPS on what they included in theirs.
Artist takes up Brighton painting fellowship
Michael Clarence is the latest artist to receive a prestigious Freelands Fellowship to work for a year within University of Brighton’s School of Art and Media. Read More
My career journey: fashion lecturer Sarah Humphrey-Smith
We know the path to success doesn’t always go smoothly, so we asked our lecturers about the ups and downs on their path to the University of Brighton. Today we’re speaking to Sarah Humphrey-Smith, fashion design lecturer who says: “I started looking at designers like McQueen and Comme and was just like – I want to do that! I was captivated by the magic of how you could create these spectacles on bodies.”
Painting Alumni Morag Caister wins Sky Arts Portrait of the Year
The win for Morag, who graduated from her Fine Art Painting degree in 2019, means that alumni from the University of Brighton course hold both the current Portrait Artist of the Year and the Landscape Artist of the Year following Elisha Enfield’s win of that title earlier this year. Read More
Graphic Design MA students show work raising awareness about the oppression of women in Iran
Today at the Brighton Contemporary Arts Centre gallery you can see a graphic design project raising awareness about the oppression of women in Iran. Come and say hello and find out more about the project.
My career journey: music and sound art lecturer Johanna Bramli
We know the path to success doesn’t always go smoothly, so we asked our lecturers about the ups and downs on their path to the University of Brighton. Today it’s Johanna Bramli, who runs our digital music and sound art degree and says: “it’s a cliché story but it was thanks to a fantastic music teacher who saw through my quiet ways and believed in me that I found my confidence.”
New Pulp book co-authored and designed by Graphic Design MA course leader
Louise Colbourne who leads the University of Brighton’s graphics postgraduate degree has created a lush visual celebration of Pulp’s sixth album, This Is Hardcore, featuring unseen photography, behind-the-scenes interviews and visuals.
Illustration student works at University of Brighton-delivered project at Ditchling Museum
Third-year student Alex Adams was employed to help at Make It Happen, a craft skills-based project at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft with Adults with Learning Disabilities from St Nicholas Centre, Lewes.
i-D profiles University of Brighton Painting graduate Sola Olulode
The influential style magazine focuses on the work of painter Sola Olulode who graduated from our Fine Art Painting BA(Hons) in 2018 and is enjoying success in the UK and abroad. Read More
University of Brighton 3D Design & Craft technician exhibits work at Versailles installation
Tanya Gomez has spent four years planning and making the installation which is in a historical exhibition at the Palace of Versailles.
Masters and Undergraduate design students exhibit at London Design Festival 2022
Over 1500 visitors came to see graduates from our Sustainable Design MA and Product Design with Professional Experience BSc (Hons) courses showcase their projects in the Design District on the Greenwich peninsula opposite the O2. Read More
Media lecturer’s podcast becomes part of school curriculum
The new series of young people’s mental health podcast The Rez – produced by University of Brighton lecturer Lance Dann – is the first podcast to be accredited for teaching in schools.
Craft student making her mark in TV craft series
Chloe Hook is enjoying her run in the series Handmade, C4’s primetime competition to find Britain’s best woodworker. Read More
My career journey: Phil Tyler, Fine Art Printmaking lecturer
We know the path to success doesn’t always go smoothly, so we asked our lecturers about the ups and downs on their path to the University of Brighton. Today it’s Phil Tyler who runs our fine art printmaking degree and says that as a boy he was told “get a trade and a proper job” but the school art room and inspiring teachers meant art college was where he found his solace.
Imani is Designer for Channel 4’s Museum of Us
Imani Qamar from BA Interior Architecture has hit the big time as one of the design team in a new prime time Channel 4 programme “The Museum of Us’ that starts on Monday 17th October.
The programme presented by Sir Tony Robinson is part detective story, part design challenge. Each week local people from a single street are challenged to investigate and curate a pop up museum showing the history of their ‘ordinary’ residential road. Read More
Aspiring female sportswriters join forces with FA to celebrate historic day for England Women’s international team
Sport Journalism BA(Hons) and MA students were invited to report from the press box at The AMEX Stadium during England’s recent match against the Czech Republic.
Fine Art Painting graduate Sola Olulode named as artist to watch
Fine Art Painting BA(Hons) graduate Sola Olulode has been named as one of 10 artists to watch at this year’s Contemporary African Art Fair in London.
University of Brighton journalism graduate grabs Emmy glory in the USA
Jordan Hogan has won a TV reporting Emmy award, considered the Oscars of US TV.
Photography lecturers work on show in campus gallery as part of Brighton Photo Fringe
Come and see work by University of Brighton Photography lecturers including Martin Seeds, Zoe Childerley, Daniel C Blight and Fergus Heron in the Telling Pictures show at our Edward Street building, open until 14 October.
“There is a keenness and aptitude in Painting students and I can see why the School has such a well-deserved reputation”
The University of Brighton is one of three universities in the UK to have a ‘Painting Fellow’ on campus – here we hear from current fellow Daniel Petitt on his experience of working with our painting students and developing his practice in the studio on campus.
3D Design & Craft graduates appear in TV shows
Chloe Hook and David Lily are both currently appearing on our screens on C4’s Handmade – Britain’s Best Woodworker and All That Glitters Series on BBC2. Read More
Lecturers Domestic Academic Quilt project exhibits at Loughborough
A large quilt installation, the brainchild of Vanessa Marr, course leader of Design for Digital Media, with accompanying audio reflecting on women academics’ experiences during the Covid pandemic will be exhibited at Loughborough University this week. Read More
Guardian 5-star review for Bill Lynch show at University’s gallery
A new exhibition of work (open until 15 October) by little-known painter Lynch at the Brighton Centre for Contemporary Arts, based at the University of Brighton’s Grand Parade building, has been given a rave review by the Guardian. Read More
Student-led exhibition explores the nature of design this summer.
The exhibition, titled Design Matters, will feature objects chosen by 14 MA and PhD students which they consider to be particularly ingenious examples of design. These objects could be made by the students or something of historical, social or cultural significance. Read More
Fashion students team up with Burberry to tackle industry waste
University of Brighton students are tackling fashion industry waste by making clothes from surplus fabric supplied to them by global fashion house Burberry. Read More
Crafts graduates picked as ones to watch by the Crafts Council
Two of this year’s graduates from University of Brighton have been chosen among 2022 names to watch by the Crafts Council magazine Crafts. Read More
Illustration legend and ex art school lecturer Raymond Briggs dies
Raymond Briggs, creator of masterpieces of illustration as diverse as The Snowman and When The Wind Blows, has passed away, aged 88.
3D alumna Anna Bullus awarded honorary degree
Anna came up with the idea of recycling discarded chewing gum while studying 3D Design and Craft. Read More
Illustration student Imogen Donegan named as one to watch by the AOI
The Association of Illustrators has name recent Illustration graduate Imogen Donegan as one of 10 talented new graduates to watch. Read More
Textiles student releases a graduation love song to the city
Sadie Horler has released a love song to the city, in the same week as her graduation. Read More
Brighton honours Turner Prize-winning artist Helen Cammock
University of Brighton has awarded an Honorary degree of Doctor of Arts to ground-breaking artist and photography alumna Helen Cammock for her work in creative arts and social care. Read More
Graduates 2022: Valerie Savchits: MA Fine Art
I enjoyed having conversations with my tutors. Individual Essay and Mentoring Module tutorials helped me to deepen my interest in the chosen subjects. Read More
Graduates 2022: Clive Parsley: MA Fine Art
Having been guided by my tutors and mentor to hone my research proposal, within the first couple of months I felt confident enough to steer away from my planned use of medium and experiment in new techniques. Read More
Graduates 2022: Jane Beecham: MA Fine Art
The course at Brighton has been amazing. It has completely given me the boost and redirection I felt I needed. Read More
University of Brighton trio aiming for Commonwealth Games success
Student Ben Hickling is one of three people linked to University of Brighton joining Team England for the Commonwealth Games starting in Birmingham this week. Read More
University of Brighton professor shaping plans for post-war reconstruction in Ukraine
Professor Robert Mull is working with Ukrainians on future post-war reconstruction plans, drawing on lessons learned after 1990s war in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Read More
Illustration student is TikTok sensation and design business success story
Eva Malley’s art business took off while she was studying at the University of Brighton – her work, mostly line drawings, are “inspired by the beauty of the mundane.” Read More
Painting graduate Miranda Forrester making waves at Soho House
University of Brighton art graduate Miranda Forrester is combining designing fabrics for Soho House’s new Brighton outpost with international painting success. Read More
Graduates 2022: Martina La Trobe-Bateman: Photography MA
“I have absolutely loved my time at Brighton. I completed both my BA and my Master’s here. I feel seen and known here. One is never just one of many, I felt like my lecturers believed in me long before I learned to do so for myself.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Anastasios Nyfadopoulos: Fine Art MA
Graduates 2022: Lucy Lavender: Inclusive Arts Practice MA
“I have loved my time at Brighton. Jayne and Jo, our course leaders have been fantastic. They have really lived up to the course mentality of inclusivity by being extremely flexible to help prevent exclusion on days when having a new baby made it hard to join in.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Sofia Smith: Photography MA
Graphic Designer Alison Haigh shares her career journey from University onwards
Graphic Design Alison Haigh graduated from the University of Brighton in 2009 – read an interview with her in Creative Boom and listen to the related podcast on her start in the industry and her career since graduating.
Graduates 2022: Jennifer Davis: Fine Art MA
“There have been so many perks to this course, I have surprisingly enjoyed aspects of it that I didn’t think I would, such as creating a presentation to discuss my practice. This was at first a worry for me but after talking to an audience about my work I felt confident about my presentation and public speaking skills that I may need in the future!” Read More
Graduates 2022: Cassandra Joucerand: MA Inclusive Arts Practice
It’s not just about the art practice, it’s also about the artists and giving everybody a chance to be creative. Read More
Graduates 2022: Cameron Bridgeman: Fine Art MA
“I was attracted to the MA course in Brighton for two main reasons. Firstly, it has a strong reputation. And secondly, a number of friends have attended this university so I was very familiar with the campus and course.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Marie Sahy: MA Fine Art
Academic writing is not my forte, so I was glad when the teachers encouraged me to be creative with my critical essay. I started a graphic novel about fiction in art. Read More
Graduates 2022: Eva Yu: MA Fine Art
For art students, it is like paradise, the most beautiful city makes me feel the urge to create! Read More
Brighton students on work placements at one of UK’s leading animation studios
Haniyyah Nauzeer, Vince Mosti and Lexie Rhys-Jones added to their Animation BA (Hons) studies with hands-on experience at PigBird studios, who specialise in stop motion animation. The placements were arranged by course lecturer Kate Jessop after PigBird’s Trevor Hardy did a Q&A session at the inaugural Brighton International Animation Festival, which Kate created and ran earlier this year.
Graduates 2022: Gaia Segattini: MA Fine Art
My mood was always in a creative state here, not only because of the help I received, also because our studios are located in a very good position of the city! Seeing the sea while working, is a great motivation booster! Read More
Graduates 2022: Thom Georgeson: Fine Art Painting
The studios are an open and friendly place, and once people get to know each other more and everyone comes out of their shells a little (especially after lockdown) you won’t want to leave. Read More
University of Brighton helps to shape city’s vision of the future
Brighton & Hove Council have published a Route Map outlining a Circular Economy strategy to 2035 – drawing on key input from the University of Brighton.
Brighton architecture lecturer Duncan Baker-Brown has been a global pioneer in innovative ways to cut the huge amount of waste and carbon emissions that afflict current building construction. At present, this contributes a massive 40% of overall global CO2 emissions and at least a third of the world’s waste. Read More
Fine Art Painting students win Cass x Phoenix Prize 2022
Lydia Stonehouse and Megan Hack have won the annual prize which helps graduates kick-start their artistic career with free studio space in central Brighton.
New UKRI funding for Brighton to accelerate real-world research impact
University of Brighton has received £450,000 to boost its innovative arts and humanities-based research and impact initiatives over the next three years. Read More
Graduates 2022: Emily Sizeland: Product Design with Professional Experience
Over my years at university I’ve become more and more engaged in the work, as I’ve found what I’m passionate about and what I’m really good at; this has definitely been thanks to some inspiring lecturers. Read More
Graduates 2022: Joe de Kadt: Architecture BA(Hons)
Graduates 2022: Isla Wilson: Architecture BA(Hons)
‘Tutors come with a wealth of industry experience with many continuing to work part-time while teaching, meaning they can give accurate, up-to-date information into real time constructions, which relate to our own ideas.”
Graduates 2022: Manar Abu-Aisheh: Architecture BA(Hons)
“Brighton has a balance between the creative and technical aspect of architecture which I really enjoyed. Through this I developed a deeper knowledge of the technology of my designs along with incorporating sustainability and the RIBA 2030 challenge onto my designs, giving me a sense of the type of work I’ll be involved in when I become a qualified architect.”
Graduates 2022: Maddy Bostridge: 3D Design and Craft BA(Hons)
“I have had a chance to try out so many material areas and techniques, gradually building a really broad skill set and giving me the confidence to define my specialisms and discover exactly why and what i want to make. ” Read More
Graduates 2022: Ross Campbell: Product Design
“I chose product design as I’ve always had an interest in helping others as well as physical making. The way product design focused on using those skills to change people’s lives drew my attention completely. Brighton’s course, focusing on tackling a social problem to help people, identified it instantly as the right course for me.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Josephine Choy: Product Design
“My time at Brighton has been really rewarding and fulfilling. The course itself was very close-knit and collaborative where I have gotten to meet and work with people from different years with different passions. The tutors also come from various backgrounds which diversified my learning — there was never really a ‘right’ answer, just different perspectives.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Megan Siggers: Fashion Communication
“Brighton as a city is the perfect hub for young creatives to meet like-minded people and start a career in any creative space. I am going to be so sad to leave!” Read More
See the looks from our Graduate Fashion Show
Our Fashion Design with Business Studies BA(Hons) students presented their final collections in a catwalk show in the University of Brighton’s new Elm House building. Read More
Graduates 2022: Natasha White: Textiles
“The course has taught me how to explore my ideas in depth and transform those ideas into textile products. I have found my course very inspiring, gaining knowledge from the tutors and practical skills from the technicians.”
Graduates 2022: Ugne Petreikyte: Illustration
“I am grateful that the course in Brighton is not set in stone for what kind of work you are expected to make – for those who find traditional illustration not fitting for their practise, they are encouraged to use other mediums which makes the course incredibly multidisciplinary.” Read More
University brings stars of the comics world to Brighton for two-day festival
The Graphic Brighton festival returns with two days of talks and workshops on 27-28 May – including the debut of Michael Rosen’s new graphic novel.
Graduates 2022: Maisie Woodley: Design for Digital Media
“DDM offers a huge range of avenues to explore, and I can recommend it to anyone who wants to try something new alongside their own specific discipline.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Kirsty Atek: Illustration
“I’m glad that I chose to study Illustration because an equal amount of realism is taught, as much as ‘fantasy’ is encouraged; all the skills I’ve gained from my time at Brighton can be applied to the industries that I hope to work in and I’m still able to create work that fulfils me creatively.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Kahee Jeong: Fine Art: Painting
“My professors, great artists as well, have been very supportive and dedicated to their students. Particularly, their tolerant attitudes towards my works have contributed to my achievement.” Read More
Graduates 22: Emma Vine: 3D Design and Craft
“The course continuously motivated me to push my boundaries, both theoretically and through various materials.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Chloe Morris: Design for Digital Media
“As soon as I saw some examples of students’ work, I knew this course was what I wanted to do. It was the first time I’d seen a degree that allowed such an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, and it was perfect for me.”
Graduates 2022: Jin Yu: Graphic Design
“Being surrounded by like-minded people was a beautiful experience. The course helped me to understand various methods of developing my work – from traditional to digital processes – via diverse workshops and briefs. My time spent at Brighton has really helped me to find what I’m really interested in when it comes to graphic design.”
Graduates 2022: Nikkan Woodhouse: 3D Design and Craft
“The 3D design course at Brighton has always interested me for its focus on materials exploration and narrative.” Read More
RTPI bursary agreed for 2022 entry!
The Royal Town Planning Institute has just confirmed that they have agreement from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to extend the Future Planners Bursary for this coming academic year 22-23. The scheme will again support new students who are going into planning.
You can apply for the Future Planner Bursary (England) if you are starting our Town Planning MSc course in Sept/Oct 2022.
Graduates 2022: Jordan Smith:Design for Digital Media:
“When people ask me what I do at University saying ‘Design for Digital Media’ doesn’t cut it. I describe it as ‘Graphic design with an art focus but also animation and so much more.”
Graduates 2022: Cerys Matthews: Fashion Communication
“I feel I’ve been guided and pushed by my tutors and the opportunities presented to me throughout the course but have also felt a great sense of freedom to explore my own styles.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Kate Birss: 3D Design and Craft
“I feel hugely lucky that in fact, Brighton is the best possible place to study 3D Design and Craft in terms of course content, tutors, technicians, workshops and peers.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Samuel Polidano: Graphic Design
“I have always been fascinated by typography and branding. I come from a financial and architecture educational background, which means that my work is often attributed to being precise and meticulous… I tend to take a minimal approach to design, with focus on photography and type.”
Graduates 2022: Amelia Nichols: Graphic Design
raphic”I have absolutely loved the course and am so sad that it’s slowly coming to an end. Brighton enables you to have so much design freedom as well as be able to learn skills via the many workshops which are on offer.”
Summer show 2022: Wren Mortimer, Architecture and design integrated foundation year
I have had a great time on the course. It has taught me to step out of my comfort zone to learn new skills and techniques and explore new ideas. I feel more confident about my work and well prepared for the start of the degree course. Read More
Graduates 2022: Meg Ryan: Fine Art: Sculpture
“I have found my time at Brighton amazing; its an incredibly special place and I’ve found it attracts a very friendly and kind collection of people.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Shaun Yates: 3D Design
“The course provides opportunities to develop a range of practical skills, but even more significantly, I think, it encourages you to consider the broader context of your work.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Hannah Tracy: 3D Design and Craft
“I’ve really enjoyed my time on the course as it has given me the opportunity to explore my own creative process and interests in craft.” Read More