University of Brighton 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.
Professor Robert Mull is working with Ukrainians on future post-war reconstruction plans, drawing on lessons learned after 1990s war in Bosnia & Herzegovina. 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
‘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.”
Check out the online show instead, now open!
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’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’s Robert Mull has organised an event with a key Ukraine architecture school to support their future amid the carnage of war with Russia.
Watch these two short films where art students talk you through how they put theirs together. Read More
“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 feel like Architecture chooses you. It is a long process, high stress, with many hoops to become an architect – 7 years minimum. Read More
“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.”
“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.”
Jordan Whitewood-Neal who graduated from MArch has been recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects for his dissertation in the annual awards for the world’s best student architecture projects. Read More
A project to capture restricted conversations in the city during lockdown, led by the University of Brighton’s Katy Binary, is about to get its public debut. Read More
Congratulations on your offer – now it’s time to enrol! Read More
University of Brighton Professor Charles Holland’s eye-catching Tooley Street Beacon is helping Londoners navigate a popular area in the capital. Read More
Five students from the School of Architecture and Design discuss their online End of Year Graduate Show and reflect on their time at the university. Read More
The Brighton Interior Architecture and Architecture Society (BIAAS) t-shirt is something of a tradition now – get yours! Read More
My work revolves around the issues of designing using the ‘average’, which has been used as a form of guidance to design spaces or objects by generalising everyone to fit into them. Read More
“I take enjoyment in how small interventions in the built environment affect the large scale, and how large interventions affect the small scale.”
“My work has focused on developing a cybernetic system, co-designing with nature, that involves algorithm code writing in stimulating the growth of nature and the development of material and structural system.’”
“The greatest influence for my work this year has Belgian design studio A JDVIV. Their approach cherishes the existing, creating delicate spaces from materials that are found nearby.”
“My work this year was inspired by a hypothetical anarchist approach to building, which resulted in an architectural language of satire towards planning laws.” Read More
“My course has not only been a and an opportunity to engage with wide range of tutors, researchers and even other courses and disciplines which enriches your work.” Read More
My work this year has focused on the design of a future tower within the Ashdown forest and has first focused on looking at an integration. Read More
Architecture and Design students discuss their courses and their final year work. Read More
Futuristic graveyards and turning Victorian warehouses into a doctor’s service are among the projects at the School of Architecture and Design End of Year Show. Read More
I definitely looked at architecture very differently before I started my course than I do now having finished it. Read More
Qualified for the Future (May 2020) demonstrates the tangible benefits of skills developed in the arts, humanities and social sciences to the UK workforce, economy and society, not only now but in the future.
We have put together the most frequently asked questions from our recent School of Architecture and Design online Q&A. Read More
The current global pandemic presents uncertainty for everyone looking for work, whether you’re about to graduate, or you’re looking for ways to develop your skills and experience over the summer. Read More
Got any questions about studying Architecture, Interior Architecture or Product Design at Brighton? If you’re an applicant or thinking of applying then sign up for an informal online chat with lecturers and students on the course. Read More
Brand new for academic year 2020-21 we are launching international scholarships available to new full-time international students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree courses holding an offer to start their course in academic year 2020. Read More
James Tooze assembled the team from the School of Architecture and Design to respond to an urgent call for more PPE for those working with patients with coronavirus.
Free and open to all Brighton CCA’s online events range from printing workshops to bespoke DJ playlists to brighten the long days of lockdown. Read More
If you are applying or have applied for a course in 2020 you’ll find advice on your application, virtual visits and much more.
Clare gives expert advice on employability, CVs, placements, dealing with knock-backs and how to ease the pressure of choosing your career path. Read More
The show opens on Friday 6 March at 4.30pm on 3rd floor of Mithras House and features work from 20+ staff and students in the school exploring genders and identities in architecture and design. Read More
Brighton Racecourse is running a competition for a University of Brighton student to showcase their work at the venue. Read More
Sustainability expert and Senior Architecture Lecturer Duncan Baker-Brown is hosting an international exhibition and seminar aimed at promoting the circular economy at FutureBuild in London (3-5 March), along with 27,000 industry ‘influencers and shapers’.
Come and celebrate the opening of the first major contemporary arts space in Brighton for 20 years in the Grand Parade building’s beautifully refurbished new galleries and theatre – launch party Friday 19 October, 6-10pm
Students are invited to Big Build Wednesday, happening every Wednesday afternoon for the duration of the building works outside Mithras House. Read More
A chance to see the outstanding work from MAAUD students. Read More
Two Brighton architecture students have won awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Read More
Watch Architecture tutor and circular economy expert Duncan Baker-Brown explain how architects can develop a crucial new role in tackling the climate emergency through reuse of natural resources.
The contenders for this year’s AJ Student Prize have been announced for the awards which see projects from each of the UK’s 51 RIBA-accredited architecture schools recognised. Read More
The School of Architecture and Design is celebrating outstanding success in the National Student Survey including 94% overall satisfaction for the school. Read More
Catalina talks about the Graduate Show, her move from Columbia and her forthcoming symposium Fielding Architecture: Feminist Practices for a Decolonised Pedagogy. Read More
Throughout my architectural studies the notion of process and journey has always inspired my work. Read More
My final year work has been influenced by my interest in how UK creative industries must not be hindered by the Brexit result. Read More
My interests are mainly in the provision of social housing and how the current housing and economic crisis has affected peoples accessibility to affordable housing on a nation wide scale. Read More
The lack of housing in England stands as one of the most important issues of the twenty first century. Read More
I have found that as I have progressed through architectural education, however, that certain architects, styles and theories reappear in my influences more than others. Read More
The exhibition opens this weekend – make a date to see the final-year work of students on Architecture, Product Design and Interior Architecture. Read More
During my time of study, I have become more interested in the use of materiality in architecture; particularly understanding technological advancements in manufacturing methods and development of smart materials. Read More
I study Interior Architecture at the University of Brighton, a course that generally pays close attention to how we benefit people that will inhabit what we design. Read More
I have always loved drawing and making things, however in my final year especially I have found the joy in designing through model-making. Read More
I have always been interested in work which follows more conceptual ideas of installation art or set design, where I am really interested in the programme and story behind the design. Read More
I enjoy speculating on big-picture problems through a critical and playful design process. Read More
We spoke to four graduating students about their experiences of studying arts subjects at Brighton. Hear what they had to say! Read More
Dr Alex Zambelli, Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Design, talks about his research on urban commons and the comparisons between architecture and archaeology. Read More
Come and see fine art, photography, film, fashion, 3D design, textiles, graphics, illustration, architecture and much more at our annual graduate show in June (1- June at Grand Parade and Edward Street and 8–14 June 2019 at Moulsecoomb). Read More
An award-winning Brighton graduate has designed her first garden for the Chelsea Flower Show. Read More
Volunteers from Architecture, Moving Image and Graphic Design have designed and painted a seaside-themed mural at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital. Read More
Free Skills Masterclasses! Ideal for final year, masters students and recent graduates. Gain skills from professionals, certificate for each attendee. Read More
In advance of Mental Health Awareness Week in May the School of Architecture and Design (SoAD) held a Mental Health evening in collaboration with the Architects Benevolent Society Read More
Listen to Ben talking about his role as course leader of Architecture and his interest in cybernetics. Read More
School of Art and Design lecturers Duncan Baker Brown and Nick Gant and colleagues have had their application to become a member of the British Council Crafting Futures Network accepted. Read More
We have been ranked 8th in the UK and 38th worldwide for art and design. Brighton has also been rated in the global top 100 student cities!
The School of Architect and Design (SoAD) are celebrating International Women’s Day with a “Female Firsts” exhibition today. Read More
The University is hosting an international exhibition and seminar aimed at stepping up efforts to eliminate waste in the construction industry. Read More
Lecturer Duncan Baker Brown discusses his inspiring work on the circular economy, the university’s Waste House and his ‘Waste Zone’ at London’s upcoming FutureBuild event. Read More
The countdown begins to the University of Brighton Graduate Show 2019 which will see the City and Moulsecoomb campuses are transformed into the biggest artspace in the South East. Read More
At Brighton, we offer the qualifications required for every stage in becoming a fully-fledged architect. Here, Ben Sweeting, Architecture BA(Hons) course leader, explains out how to get there. Secret: it’s not seven full years at uni! Read More
Professor of Architecture Andre Viljoen is one of four urban agriculture experts travelling to Tokyo this week ahead of the Olympic Games in 2020. Read More
The University of Brighton’s award-winning Waste House is having an autumn makeover as innovative new recycled and reused materials are incorporated into its structure. Read More
Our brilliant staff have been speaking to packed out audiences and showing them around our creative spaces today at our Moulsecoomb open day. Read More
Come along to the university’s careers fair at the Amex football stadium by our Falmer campus. Download the app for the guide to what’s happening on the day. Read More
Tomorrow (Wednesday 24 Oct) sees the launch of a new design week focused on the city’s rich built environment and promoting Brighton’s global reputation as a city that has design and diversity at its core. Read More
Have you spent any time in the care of a local authority or are you care experienced? If yes, you could be eligible to apply for a non-repayable award of £350 from The Pyrus Trust. Read More
Students from MA Architecture and Urban Design are exhibiting work at Mithras House until October 19. Read More
Are you a final year student on an Arts, Media or Design course and spent time in the care of a local authority or are care-experienced? Read More
On Friday 28 September, the Radio 1 Rave Lounge is coming to Brighton featuring Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Danny Howard and special guest. Book your ticket now! Read More
Watch our new film about our wonderful city.
A team of students and staff are helping to shape ideas around creativity and its role in adult social care. Read More