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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
It’s not just about the art practice, it’s also about the artists and giving everybody a chance to be creative. Read More
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
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
For art students, it is like paradise, the most beautiful city makes me feel the urge to create! Read More
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.
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
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
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
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
The course at Brighton has been amazing. It has completely given me the boost and redirection I felt I needed. Read More
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
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.
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
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
‘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.”
“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.”
“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
“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
“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
“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
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
Check out the online show instead, now open!
“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.”
“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
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.
“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
“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
“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
“The course continuously motivated me to push my boundaries, both theoretically and through various materials.” Read More
“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.”
“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.”
“The 3D design course at Brighton has always interested me for its focus on materials exploration and narrative.” Read More
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.
“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.”
“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
“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
“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.”
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.”
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
“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
“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
“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
“Over my three years at Brighton, I have been encouraged by my tutors to nurture my talents in subject areas where they have seen potential, which has helped me developed my confidence and professional skill” Read More
“My experience of the Visual Communication course at Brighton has been great; the course is extremely experimental in its approach to what ‘Illustration’ means allowing students to explore lots of different methods and approaches to their work.” Read More
I am interested in the language between contrasting materials when situated in the same body. I prefer to work in a more intuitive, less regimented way. Read More
“I’m loving the course and Brighton. I constantly feel a good level of challenge, and like many others thrive under the guidance of the course lecturers.” Read More
University of Brighton student Jo Cooper has won an award for her innovative chairs combining traditional wood craft skills and recycled plastic.
“I chose History of Art and Design at Brighton because it did not just teach Renaissance painting and classical sculpture – the inclusion of design into the curriculum has given me a very well-rounded understanding of art history. Following graduation, I will be working in the Estates, Appraisals & Valuations department of Christie’s Auction House.”
Broadcaster, writer and LBC radio presenter James will be speaking to staff and students this Thursday in Mithras House. Read More
Brighton is an excellent place for students and creatives with many start-up opportunities and societies. Read More
The style bible has profiled the recent graduate of the University of Brighton’s Fashion Design with Business BA(Hons) degree, calling her “a visionary designer making avant-garde pieces.” Read More
“One of the main reasons I was attracted to the course was the placement year as I wanted the opportunity to work with big brands in the fashion industry and make valuable industry connections.” Read More
“I loved my time in Brighton is a beautiful and vibrant city where to study. My influences for my final project are Tina Barney, Richard Billingham, Philip-Lorca di Corcia. However, I admire the work of photographers such as Nan Goldin, Alec Soth, and Ren Hang, which are the photographer which always inspire me.”
“The tutors and technicians are so helpful, and full of knowledge, I couldn’t have wished for anything more!!” Read More
“The flexibility offered on Illustration is one of its strengths. Across the course people are engaged with animation, drawing, printmaking, moving image, collage, 3D rendering and in my case writing.” Read More
“To have the option of placement was great and has meant once we graduate in July, we’ll know what to expect.” Read More
“I have found that my course has been an interesting journey over the course of three years; exploring different aspects of fashion and realising that so much process goes into every one of them.” Read More
University of Brighton students worked with participants from the charity which supports people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health issues on the Working Together project, a response to the recent Brighton Centre for Contemporary Arts Lloyd Corporation exhibition. Read More
See the latest posts from the University of Brighton’s masters course on which students learn to initiate and manage inclusive arts projects with diverse and marginalised groups.
“I chose Fashion Design with Business Studies here at Brighton purely because the graduate collections looked to me intimidatingly strong, and the statistics of Fashion Design graduates going straight into the industry after graduation.”
Michael Spooner is L4,5&6 tutor on our Interior Architecture BA(Hons).
Michael is an architect and educator, with a passion for understanding how people and cities work. He trained in medical science in Canada and Japan, before arriving in London to study at the AA, RIBA Studio and Bartlett. As associate director at dRMM, he led the design and delivery of many award-winning projects, including the 2017 Stirling prize-winning Hastings Pier.
Sophie Ungerer is L5&6 tutor on our Interior Architecture BA(Hons).
Sophie Ungerer is an architect, practicing, teaching and exploring in London and Brighton.
Sophie is curious about the threshold between the interior and the city. How can our designs reflect the transient urban lifestyle of today and respond to the social and environmental global challenges we are facing?
“I have had the opportunity here to develop my practice in ways that I never could have foreseen. This is thanks to the amazing teaching staff we have on the DMSA course, as well as my fellow students, who I’ve learned at least as much from!”
As part of the Brighton Artists Open Houses event, fine art students Sara Paowana, Melanie Woodward, Finn Gayton and Megan Ryan are showing work at the Regency Townhouse.
Judit Pusztaszeri is a spatial designer and researcher with interests in social normality and how this permeates design and teaching practice. Her work has explored this theme in several domains, including architectural sites of memory, everyday environments, and educational practices.
Lucy is a spatial designer and educator who has worked in a range of settings including film, exhibition design, collaborative design through making, architectural practice alongside working in education where she has taught L5&6 Design Studio since 2016. As of 2021 Lucy has begun co-course leading the Interior Architecture BA(Hons) course and running the L4 Design Studio.
You can now follow Film and Screen Studies on Instagram @fss_UoB. Read More
University of Brighton’s Robert Mull has organised an event with a key Ukraine architecture school to support their future amid the carnage of war with Russia.
“Brighton and the BA Photography course have provided me with a space to investigate and build upon an initial interest in photography that I wasn’t yet able to articulate or translate into a body of work.” Read More
“There’s a creative community amongst everyone that feels inspiring and supportive” Read More
“Each project challenged me in a unique way. I have grown in confidence as the years have gone by and I feel I will leave a completely different person from the girl who walked through Grand Parade’s doors four years ago!” Read More
Artist and printmaker Phil Tyler is course leader of BA(Hons) Printmaking. Read More
“Three years seems to have passed in absolute flurry but nevertheless I’m leaving with the feeling that I’ve spent them well and progressed not only my photographic
creative practice but also personally”.
“Being in such close proximity to other courses has been great and I’ve met many amazing people in my last year that I had the chance to collaborate and connect with; it really made the university feel like a small creative community.” Read More
Kate Jessop who teaches on our Animation BA(Hons) has set up Brighton International Animation Festival, the city’s first ever animation festival. Read More
Congratulations to Sports Journalism students Emillia Hawkins and Colin D’Cunha who have been nominated in the FWA Unheard Voices Football Writer of the Year Award.
“Moving to Brighton has been an invaluable experience by placing me in a hub of creative people as well as the sea, the South Downs and the coastline as a constant inspiration for my practice.” Read More
My course has facilitated my learning and helped me gain knowledge in the creative industry. I now feel confident in creating my own brand and starting my career as a freelancer.
“My tutors have made this course stimulating and although some projects weren’t my cup of tea I understand looking back on them why they were important.” Read More
“I have loved the course so much – it couldn’t have been a better fit for me! It’s been the perfect mix of theoretical discussion and practical exploration around the vast and yet specific subject of contemporary painting.”
“The tutors have always been welcoming and have definitely been a key part in the development of my work. Being in an environment which encourages you to explore and try out different mediums and ideas has allowed me to mould my practice into something which I am really proud of.”
“The fine art painting course at Brighton has been a great opportunity to develop my practice, meeting many painters and artists that have expanded my ideas and thoughts about painting. Brighton has been an exciting city to live in, with a strong community of artistic people.”
Graduating from our Town Planning MSc has led Mark Walker to embark on a brand new career. Read More
Award-winning fashion designer Bethany Williams is the subject of an exhibition at London’s Design Museum until 4 September. Read More
See work by four of our current students: Shirley Archibald, Oriana Yates-Butcher and Liz Schwarz. Open until 10 March 2022.
Second year Illustration students are taking part in a project inspired by renowned investigative news agency Bellingcat. Read More
Elisha Enfield graduated from Fine Art Painting in 2011. For the final show she undertook a £10,000 commission of the Rochdale Canal. Read More
Brighton Rocks is a new exhibition at Pop Gallery in Brighton’s North Laines, a space run by Fine Art MA graduate Lucy Delano. Read More
The University of Brighton International Scholarship fund is open to applications from undergraduate and postgraduate students who hold an offer to study with us on a full-time course with us starting in September 2022.
It was a proud moment for the MSc Town Planning and MSc Town Planning (Chartered Apprenticeship) course team when 22 of its students graduated in February this year. Read More
Want to win a FREE studio space for a year in central Brighton? School of Art and Media final year students have the opportunity to apply for this award which sees Cass Art sponsoring a Phoenix Art Space studio for a 2022 graduate. Read More
Following the award of a £3,000 bursary for Textiles Design with Business Studies BA(Hons) student Lauren Rowell, the Framework Knitting Company praised students and staff at the University of Brighton.