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
mOur 2021 Photography BA and MA graduates have produced outstanding work – see their photography on our Summer Shows website. 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.
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.”
“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
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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
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.”
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
Virgilio Ferreira who graduated from the University’s of Brighton’s Photography MA in 2012 is director of the Portuguese biennial opening on 14 May – and work by Photography lecturer Xavier Ribas and graduate Lisa Barnard will be on display. Read More
Our art and media students always tell us our technicians are brilliant – and they’ve been rightly recognised in the One Brighton Staff Awards, winning the Team Contribution to Teaching and Learning award. Congratulations!
Will, a video installation artist, will be teaching on Brighton’s Fine Art Painting BA(Hons).
Photographers Emily Graham, Murray Ballard and Matthew Broadhead have all carved out artistic careers in photography since leaving Brighton and are contributing to this event considering how photographers and photography practice develops and responds to the rural. Read More
Check out the video news channel contributed to by students on our Journalism and Sports Journalism courses. Read More
Philip Connolly who teaches on Brighton’s Film BA(Hons) has released a new short film on YouTube featuring TV and film stars Jamie Lee O’Donnell, Mark Benton and Adnan Mustafa – in the new release we see Hope (O’Donnell) struggling with anxiety ahead of a big moment in her life, using an unusual technique to cope. Read More
Laura triumphed in the Portfolio category with images from a variety of personal projects – she said “I believe images need to captivate and evoke emotion, and so, with every frame I shoot, I consider the elements within the frame and outside it.”
Read our interview with second year Product Design student Kyle Withey on why he chose the degree and his experience of the course.
Our fabulous Fine Art Painting BA(Hons) has a new Instagram feed – follow them for images of student work, studio shots, student takeovers and events and exhibitions news. Read More
2017 textiles design graduate Freya Richmond has been selected by the Daily Telegraph’s Stella magazine as one of their ‘Designers To Watch in 2021’. Read More
Emma Charles, who studied Photography at Brighton, has work featured in Doc Fortnight 21 MoMa’s 20th edition of its annual showcase of innovative nonfiction film which runs from 18 March – 5 April 2021. Read More
Dr Lucía Imaz King, a curator and filmmaker who also produces video installation artworks and paintings, is participating in Loss & Transience, an exhibition bringing a selection of works in documentary film and artists’ video by ten contemporary artists/filmmakers living and working in India today, including artists of Indian heritage based internationally.
Students and staff are invited to this free event hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex which sees award-winning science journalist and author of ‘Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong’ and ‘Superior: the Return of Race Science’ speaking to our staff and students. Book your place now. Read More
Check out the final projects made by our students who graduated in 2020. Read More
Interested in studying our fine art film course, Moving Image BA(Hons)? Check out the Insta feed and Facebook page. Read More
Artist Amy Cunningham is running an experimental workshop (Sat 6 March) in collaboration with the De La Warr Pavilion in which she invites participants to listen to and record sounds and images found around the home. Read More
Ventures into Perception featuring work by students Jo Bell, Amber Franks and Trisha Stone is now live. Read More
Visit the exhibition site and see work by eight of our talented postgraduate students, live until 5 March.
The Graduate Fashion Foundation is returning to London Fashion Week this February for the fourth season to showcase six emerging designers, among them Fashion Design with Business Studies BA(Hons) graduate Sarah-Louise Koessler. Read More
Fashion Design with Business Studies BA(Hons) student Amy Bambury on online learning as a fashion student and the strong community of the course. Read More
Charlotte Howard on how to give yourself the best start at university. Read More
George Roast has been chosen to take part in the International Festival on Experimental Photography in Barcelona this July. Read More
Check out Let’s Sketch the Lay of the Land, which draws together encountered forms, surfaces and assemblages. Congratulations Eva. Read More
Check out Photography BA(Hons) graduate Kira’s work – she was also selected for the Offspring Photomeet last year. Read More
Here, our course team answer key questions about the course such as how you’ll learn, the ways you’ll be assessed and the facilities you’ll use.
If you or someone in your family is in year 9, 10 or 11 and interested in maybe taking art at university, why not join our series of online printmaking workshops. The dates are: 13, 20 and 27 February and 6 March 2021. Read More
Watch these two short films where art students talk you through how they put theirs together. Read More
Check out the course Instagram feed. Read More
Run by our students, technicians and staff, these Instagram accounts show you what it’s like to study our design and craft undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Brighton. Read More
The 2020 graduate show website has work by our brilliant graduates – take a look. Read More
Kate Jessop, has been nominated for one of the biggest awards in animation and motion design internationally for her comedy Queerer Than Thou, previously selected for development in the Berlinale Talent Lab.
Run by our students, technicians and staff, this Instagram account shows you what it’s like to study visual communication at Brighton. Read More