Join us for an interactive and informative online mini-lecture with Dr Ewan Kirkland and current students that will help give you a feel for university level study. Read More
Category Archives: Animation, games and digital design
Meet the staff: Vanessa Marr Design for Digital Media
“I’m passionate about the role of design to do good, not just as a tool to make the rich richer. As visual communicators, we possess powerful skills to inform and persuade, which I believe can be used to make a difference.” Read More
Get ready for uni – live event 28 April
Apply for the Cass Art x Phoenix Studio Award 2023
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.
5 tips for creating an art portfolio
Check out Fine Art Painting student Becky Powney’s TikTok on creating a portfolio.
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.
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
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.
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: 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: 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: Kristlin Visnapuu: Design for Digital Media
Brighton is an excellent place for students and creatives with many start-up opportunities and societies. Read More
Lecturer launches Brighton’s first animation festival: 23-24 April 2022
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
Apply for the Cass x Phoenix Studio Award 2023
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 2023 graduate. Read More
Design for Digital Media student Maisie draws a dog a day
Check out third year student Maisie Woodley’s #Doggust illustrations.
Thinking about preparing your portfolio?
Watch these two short films where art students talk you through how they put theirs together. Read More
See the Domestic Academics display at our Grand parade building
Visit Vanessa Marr, course leader on the University of Brighton’s Design for Digital Media degree pandemic quilt project at the Grand Parade building.
CineCity film festival showcases work of Brighton academics
Two University of Brighton academics, Frank Gray and Sophie Dixon, feature in the annual CINECITY film festival (5-14 November), and the region’s biggest celebration of cinema. Read More
Students create 100 eco-friendly climate change murals at Brighton Marina
Graphic design students at the University of Brighton have created 100 climate-related art works at Brighton Marina, to mark the COP26 conference in Glasgow. Read More
Graduates 2021: Amber Eder: Design for Digital Media
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
Graduates 2021: Jason Thompson: Design for Digital Media
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
Graduates 2021: Mia Vidamour: Design for Digital Media
It is a unique course, and through it I have met some of the most talented and creative people I know. Read More
International retrospective for Animation lecturer
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.
Our students are supported by award-winning technicians
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!
In year 9, 10 or 11? Join our free online Printmaking workshops
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
Follow Design for Digital Media on Instagram
Check out the course Instagram feed. Read More
Check out Design for Digital Media students’ final projects
The 2020 graduate show website has work by our brilliant graduates – take a look. Read More
Animation and digital design lecturer nominated for a Motionographer award
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.
Design lecturer’s work highlighted in Grayson Perry show
The University of Brighton’s Vanessa Marr says it was a surprise when her work was featured on Channel 4’s Grayson’s Art Club – a self-portrait stitched into a duster. Read More
Student’s short film shown at Oska Bright Film Festival 2019
A short film What’s the Time? by Will Hanekom, final year student on Design for Digital Media BA(Hons),is being screened alongside four other short-listed films as part of the Oska Bright Film Festival, held at the Old Market.
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