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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.”

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Phil Tyler

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.

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“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.

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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.

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Graduates 2022: Kathryn Klepp: History of Art and Design

“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.”

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Inclusive Arts Practice MA students work with charity Grace Eyre on arts project

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

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Art and media students work on Photography Club project with Photoworks

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

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Graduates 2021: Josie Durant: Printmaking

“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.”

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Graduates 2021: Oanh Duong: Inclusive Arts Practice

 

“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”

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Graduates 2021: Charlotte Worrall: Textiles Design with Business Studies

“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

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Graduates 2021: Andrea Hladikova: Digital Music and Sounds Arts MA

“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!”

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Graduates 2021: Bob Smith: Digital Music and Sound Arts MA

“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.”

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Graduates 2021: Connie Howard-McCombe: Textiles Design with Business Studies

“The course equipped me with skills that broadened my understanding of the industry. The Historical and Cultural modules complemented my making as it was a source of inspiration and understanding for me. Additionally, the business modules were very useful, and I gained a lot of information about the possibilities and realities of running my own business.”

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Graduates 2021: Interior Architecture: Matilda Swift-Barnard

“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.”

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Graduates 2021: Imogen Patel: Fine Art Painting

“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!”

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Graduates 2021: Bianca Bott: Textiles Design with Business Studies

“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.”

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