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
Beyond the Pale is a touring exhibition that explores territory, land and belonging on the Anglo-Scottish border and beyond – it runs 15 October – 27 November at Solaris in St Leonards-On-Sea. Read More
Our 2021 Photography BA and MA graduates have produced outstanding work – see their photography on our Summer Shows website. Read More
3D Design and Craft BA(Hons) and Sustainable Design MA alumni Tom Meades has continued his post-graduation success story by winning a prestigious £10,000 award at Milan Design Week. Read More
Three recent University of Brighton graduates from our Textiles, Product Design and 3D Design courses are exhibiting at a pioneering London exhibition showcasing work driven by principles of sustainability.
Work by two recent Photography graduates – Jess O’Neill and Joel Goldstein – is being shown at the Photo London exhibition opening on 9 September. Read More
Three University of Brighton graduates have been shortlisted for the Royal Town Planning Institute Awards for Research Excellence 2021. Read More
A new book by Martyn Routledge provides an innovative vision of British history from the dinosaurs to the digital era, using an unusual lens – football badges. Read More
Nina Fisher, Anja Blau and Ainoa Burgos Gonzalez will be exhibiting at Brighton’s Phoenix Art Space after being shortlisted for a major South East art award.
Check out the brilliant work by the 2021 graduating students. Read More
Three students (Olivia Gallichan, Anna Mika and Naomi Ross-Mason) recently worked with the University of Brighton Outreach team on Photography Club, a nine-week initiative run with Photoworks and artist Lindsey Smith which enables young people to meet regularly, develop their camera skills alongside a professional photographer, produce photography and gain an Arts Award qualification. Read More
“It’s the people you meet at University which I find is the most important part of the university experience whether its tutors and technicians or friends who I will forever remain in contact with and collaborate with in the future.”
My aim is to encourage a shift in perspective, revealing plants as the dynamic characters that they are. Read More
There’s a lot to think about before starting university so we have put together some information you will find useful before you arrive and for your first few weeks at uni.
This project captures moments of everyday life to chronicle the many societal changes taking place in last three decades in China. Read More
I am always intrigued by the concepts of infinity and circulation. Planets move in orbits. Life goes around. Water vapours and drops. The tide comes back and forth. There are infinite possibilities with each small change. Read More
The body of work I made during my MA explores the way we arrange our objects within a space. Read More
Annabelle Macleod, who graduates from BA(Hons) 3D Design and Craft this year, is one of seven students from throughout the UK tipped as rising stars by the Crafts Council. Read More
Pia, who graduated in 2009, is to publish her first book, Pandemic Baby, a visual diary of her experience of becoming a parent in lockdown. Read More
The work of an artist is the ability to see and interpret reality. Read More
“I chose Printmaking because I love print, I think its magical. I love the alchemy and I love the process-led way of working. The pandemic completely changed the direction of the practice, but I am still excited by the outcome. The course has been a very important time in my life and my tutors and technicians have been such an important support, that I am so grateful for.”
“No matter how difficult it was for me to get out of my comfort zone and handle my study and life under the pandemic at Brighton, I found it worth taking the chance of moving from my home country to a completely new place for a new beginning… I was given huge support and encouragement from my course leader, lecturer, and a beloved mentor who taught me numerous valuable lessons and helped me become more confident in my path”
“Brighton is a fantastic place to study a creative subject being such a vibrant city this definitely is reflected within the university. I have started working in the interior design industry since finishing my degree and I hope to continue developing my textile and design skills within interiors.” Read More
James delivered a brilliant and insightful, online talk for Fashion Communication with Business Studies students detailing the processes required to create an industry standard, cross-platform campaign.
Sculptor Liberty Cheverall, a graduating fine art student, is the recipient of this year’s Cass Art & Phoenix Studio Award and will enjoy a free studio space at Phoenix Art Space for one year from September! Well done Liberty.
“Brighton’s Fine Art MAhas a very wide brief and it has been gratifying both for myself and other
students to witness the emergence of more nuanced and layered thinking realised in
new techniques and approaches to work.”
“I have been aware of this course for a while, visiting the summer show in 2019 convinced me to apply. I wanted to give my work some depth and surround myself with other artists.”
“I’ve met a brilliant group of like minded creatives that I know I will be in touch with regularly in the future. Amy Cunningham has been a great support and mentor to me and she really helped me to find my language as an artist.” Read More
“Many courses in this area seemed more focused on the technical considerations within a recording studio whereas Brighton allowed me to interpret the course how I wanted to and take it in my own direction. It was clear from attending the open day that there was an emphasis on pushing boundaries in terms of both content and format, so it was exciting to see how the initial ideas for my final project evolved, under the guidance of my tutors, into the multi-dimensional experience that it became.”
“I love combining different techniques in order to achieve the most accurate expression of my concept. I have always gravitated towards sound and music and when I learned more about this course and its experimental and often multimedia approach I decided to give it a shot and it was totally worth it!”
“Graduating in 2021 was obviously not without its challenges. That said I am incredibly proud of the bodies of work both I and my peers have produced in response to the pandemic. We couldn’t have done it without the brilliant support of our technical and lecturing staff.”
Two teams of University of Brighton design students have won awards in a prestigious global competition run by the Royal College of Art.
This course has helped shape who I am as a creative and I have made life long friends and important contacts relative to my future career. Read More
Product Design graduate George Gilliat who now works at Lego saw the launch of the latest LEGO set he designed in June. Read More
“Coming from a science and engineering background I wanted a course that would allow me to focus those skills alongside an arts practice, and the new MA at DMSA seemed to fit the bill. The reputation of the lecturers and previous students too was a draw, the quality and breadth of work emerging from DMSA makes it a really exciting place to study.”
Ángel Luis Sánchez Flores who graduates in 2019 from MA Photography and Rosa Brualla a 2019 graduate of MA Textiles created the art academy in Spain, in Salamanca. Read More
In fantastic news for our Photography department, current student Kate Rosewell and graduates Dulcie Wagstaff and Richard Boll, have all made the list of 31 finalists in the prestigious award.
“I really loved going to the photography studios the most, as you can create whatever environment you want in there.” Read More
I chose DDM because it was full of experimentation and creative freedom; I also felt that it would teach me invaluable skills for my future career in design. Read More
“The second I stepped foot into the studios I knew this is where I wanted to be. I fell in love completely with the course, the studios, the general feeling of the University and Brighton too. It ticked every box.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed my course and the autonomy it came with. I got a sense of owning my work and with that came a new confidence about my work. The virtual studio was challenging but I found that it was far more imaginative and with that came many successes.”
Throughout the course, I always felt free to experiment and new ideas were always met with insightful resources and guidance that has helped shape my approach to tackling a brief and how I ultimately see myself as a designer. Read More
“I chose textiles as there is more variety on what it can be used for – not only fashion. The great thing about Brighton is that you can experiment and explore different textile specialisms, which help you choose what you are most interested in- mine being print design.”
“My final project is called ‘Extinction Rebellion HQ & Clandestine Network of Tunnels for Protests’. Sustainability is the key theme. The narrative is told through an unlikely partnership between two characters: Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, a global environmental movement, and Ken Quantick, a Brighton-based bin man.”
“Working from home during the pandemic was difficult, but I felt inspired by new-found intimacies and sensations of confinement. Tutors and technincians remained committed and dedicated and I was motivated to work diligently by my talented peers. My experience at Brighton wouldn’t have been the same without my incredible coursemates, whose smiling faces I look forward to seeing every day!”
“The course has helped me bring my love for fashion and fine art together… The technicians are incredibly knowledgeable and great at problem solving, and the academic staff take a great interest in each students interests within the specialism. Together this has made the learning experience at Brighton one of a kind.”
I needed a course that would allow me to experiment and develop my personal approach to photography. Read More
It is a unique course, and through it I have met some of the most talented and creative people I know. Read More
“Being able to explore my practice and different mediums within art has helped me grow as a creative. I couldn’t have asked for better technicians, tutors or peers.” Read More
My MA degree show work focuses on my creative response to the Arts Research Project carried out last Autumn. Read More
I have made life-long friends and learnt new skills whilst also developing my technical ability ready for a career in the industry. Read More
Brighton has absolutely everything you could want, a great place to get inspired and spend your summer by the sea! Read More
Following on from the launch of the School of Architecture and Design show last week, the Schools of Art, Media and Humanities Graduate Show is now live. Read More
“The course really opens you up to opportunities and ideas. I came to Brighton thinking I would be a print designer, however the first year rotation allowed me to discover that I was a natural weaver… My advice to any new students would be to experiment with techniques and styles.”
“Brighton is such a lively city full of fun, kind, crazy people. The course has the same atmosphere and it’s been a great environment to develop my practice, bouncing ideas off of like-minded creatives and some really inspiring tutors.”
ApplyToUni has named our long-running Illustration degree as in the top five for the subject – the course was started in 1983 by John Vernon, the UK’s first Professor of Illustration. Read More
I feel like Architecture chooses you. It is a long process, high stress, with many hoops to become an architect – 7 years minimum. Read More
In another great year at Graduate Fashion Week for our Fashion Communication and Business Studies course, Izzy Wells has won the 2021 Fashion Illustration Award. Read More
“I have been through the last three years with a group of diverse and talented people who I now call some of my closest friends. The last year has obviously presented some unique challenges, but also an opportunity to extend my work and identify what is actually fulfilling and what is not.”
“My work is multi-disciplinary but specialises in creative direction.” Read More
“I have learnt so much about myself both as a creative and a person and now feel so ready to go into the fashion industry.”
I started analysing the fundamental elements of fashion, reflecting on what is needed to make clothes and familiarising myself with the basics. From my research, I conclude that the most essential element of fashion is the body.
“After attending the open day and seeing previous students’ work, I thought that the course at Brighton would be the best place to create work that was varied, experimental and purposeful.” Read More
Kate Jessop is presenting a masterclass, on the international jury and has also curated a programme at the AniFilm Animation Festival in the Czech Republic.
“My time in Brighton has been a complete rollercoaster but I would not change a thing! I wanted to come here because my country is extremely homophobic, so I wanted to be in a space completely different from that.”
“The narrative of the project was crucial to understanding the spatial needs – what happened, why, and how. To understand this, I created a short three minute animatic-style short film describing the process of applying for the exhibition.”
“I have a lot of respect for the tutors in the Fashion Department who go to great efforts to push pupils in a supportive way. The University of Brighton encourages everyone to design in their own personal style, which means that collections are varied, and people have more of a personal connection to their work.”
Make a date to watch the catwalk show featuring collections by our graduating Fashion with Business Studies BA(Hons) students. Read More
“After graduation, I am planning to remain in Brighton, and I have two great collaborations lined up with brilliant studios that are based locally.” Read More
In a major achievement during this year like no other, Jenny Bathurst, who is studying Journalism BA(Hons) at the University of Brighton, has published a book called Lockdown Observed: Becoming an Adult Without Leaving the House, a collection of her weekly articles for Sussex Newspapers from April 2020 to April 2021.
“I chose Architecture for the reason most people do, I liked art and I liked maths and I didn’t want to stop doing either. Brighton’s architecture department is lucky to have some truly wonderful staff, nearly all of whom I have been luckily enough to draw from during my time there.”
School of Art final year students have the opportunity to apply for this award which sees Cass Art sponsoring a Phoenix Art Space studio for a 2021 graduate. Read More
Annabelle Sweeney (Fashion Communication with Business Studies) has been nominated for the Terry Mansfield Publication Award and Damian Campbell (Fashion Design) has been shortlisted for The Fashion Illustration Award – good luck to you both!
“I am now working on a commission with the Brighton Centre for Creative Arts to create a piece to accompany Nika Neelova’s exhibition SILT in the coming months.”
“Three words to describe the course would be: challenging, experimental, stimulating. Its avant-garde approach questions what illustration is and what it could be. It underlines the importance of experimenting, spontaneity and, playfulness, pushing you to get out of your comfort zone.”
“Painting connects me to the present and allows me to fully express myself, so a course in it was a no-brainer. I looked around a lot of places, but Brighton Uni had a uniquely homely quality about it. The studios are spacious yet intimate and I remember seeing it for the first time and feeling very comfortable”
“I chose to study Fashion at University of Brighton because of the course’s smaller size, the placement yeas, Brighton’s reputation as a sustainable and community focussed city and its close proximity to London.” Read More
“I was the only kid in our rural farming community to have a toy ironing board, which my parents point out regularly was a clear indicator. I chose fashion design because it blends form and function. What drew me to the University of Brighton was seeing the fashion graduates who were creating work that was beautifully made and had a strong identity.”
“My experience at Brighton has been most importantly, fun. Despite the more recent online learning delivery, the third floor at Mithras House has been a playground of exploration and development for the various projects we undertook.”
“I have found the course very challenging at times, often testing my skill set and pace of working. However this has been a positive challenge as I have learnt so many new skills and methods of working, be that collaborative, visual or written. My tutors as well as the student support team have been wonderful throughout my studies, enabling me to do the best I can and to push myself creatively.”
“The university has offered me so much, not only through the tutoring I have received, but also in the opportunities it has exposed me to, alongside meeting other incredible artists I share a course with. Brighton really has shown me what can be done with painting and how open for exploration the practice truly is.”
“I would not be in the position I am at the moment, mentally or professionally, if it was not for the efforts and attention I have received throughout my time at the University of Brighton studying the Media, Industry and Innovation course!”
“What attracted me to the fashion design course at University of Brighton was the fact that it included business studies. The course allowed me to be both creative as well as understand different roles and aspects of the fashion industry.”
“Leaving university with experience already on my CV is a relief…the placement taught everyone a lot, from knowing what sector you either want to be in or don’t want to be in to improving your skills in construction, the creative cloud or just general time management and professionalism.“
“My time at the University of Brighton has been an eye-opening and artistically inspiring three years. The tutors have pushed my creativity to the edge and given me brilliant guidance throughout the modules. My work has excelled and innovated past anything I could have imagined.”
“To be surrounded by so many talented artists of all disciplines, inspires me every day. When work can seem difficult, it is wonderful to remind myself how lucky I am to be doing what I love and painting for my degree.”
“Looking back on my first year I can see such growth in my skills and my ideas, that really demonstrate the care and attention that has been put into my growth. When I first came to Brighton, my sewing skills were rocky, and I am leaving with a graduate collection that I am immensely proud of.”
“The course has not only offered me the ability to explore my creativity, but also has a focus on technical skill and commercial appeal.”
“I was steered towards this course by a tutor on my foundation, I looked at loads of different similar courses but Brighton combined good facilities, fun projects, and a great location.”
“The course and the opportunities available through the work placement year has enabled me to open doors for my career and understand my own creative practice through practical experience.” Read More
Get to know us at our summer online open days – from wherever you happen to be. Read More
Valerie is showing in Antisocial Isolation, a group exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, which brings together a collection of some of the most exciting early-career artists working today.
Visitors can now come and see work by students in our Dorset Place gallery, just off Edward Street in the centre of Brighton. Read More
Follow the course for student work, exhibitions and events, and graduate and staff news. Read More