“After college I was working in Savile Row, while I was there, I became interested in suiting cloth. I then decided to leave to study textile design, while knowing I wanted to specialise in weave. The best aspect of my course was the full technical cover, ensuring that there was always a technician in the studio to assist you and making sure you where able to get on with your work.” Read More
Category Archives: Fashion and textiles
Graduates 2023: Mercy Korang: Textiles
“I have acquired knowledge and skills in creating knitted fabrics and garments using multiple techniques.” Read More
Fashion Revolution Week: Fashion Afterwards and Beyond
Fashion Communications students and staff have organised a series of events for the University of Brighton Fashion Revolution Week, running across Grand Parade next week. Read More
Meet the staff: Siobhan Martin: Textiles technician and graduate
“I had an amazing experience at the University of Brighton. From working in London for Ben Sherman to designing fabric in traditional British mills, to living in Paris for three months and designing fabric for Chanel, and working in a Woven design studio in London.”
Get ready for uni – live event 28 April
Apply for the Cass Art x Phoenix Studio Award 2023
Book your place on a subject taster day!
If you are in Year 12 and interesting in art, design, fashion and textiles this is you chance to get involved and see if you’d like to study your passion at degree level. Read More
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.
My career journey: fashion lecturer Sarah Humphrey-Smith
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 we’re speaking to Sarah Humphrey-Smith, fashion design lecturer who says: “I started looking at designers like McQueen and Comme and was just like – I want to do that! I was captivated by the magic of how you could create these spectacles on bodies.”
Fashion students team up with Burberry to tackle industry waste
University of Brighton students are tackling fashion industry waste by making clothes from surplus fabric supplied to them by global fashion house Burberry. Read More
Textiles student releases a graduation love song to the city
Sadie Horler has released a love song to the city, in the same week as her graduation. Read More
See the looks from our Graduate Fashion Show
Our Fashion Design with Business Studies BA(Hons) students presented their final collections in a catwalk show in the University of Brighton’s new Elm House building. Read More
Graduates 2022: Natasha White: Textiles
“The course has taught me how to explore my ideas in depth and transform those ideas into textile products. I have found my course very inspiring, gaining knowledge from the tutors and practical skills from the technicians.”
Vogue feature for Fashion Design graduate Tara Hakin
The style bible has profiled the recent graduate of the University of Brighton’s Fashion Design with Business BA(Hons) degree, calling her “a visionary designer making avant-garde pieces.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Lottie Allen: Fashion Design
“One of the main reasons I was attracted to the course was the placement year as I wanted the opportunity to work with big brands in the fashion industry and make valuable industry connections.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Lauren Rowell: Textiles
“The tutors and technicians are so helpful, and full of knowledge, I couldn’t have wished for anything more!!” Read More
Graduates 2022: Lily Jane Wood: Fashion Design with Business Studies
“I chose Fashion Design with Business Studies here at Brighton purely because the graduate collections looked to me intimidatingly strong, and the statistics of Fashion Design graduates going straight into the industry after graduation.”
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Design Museum exhibition for alumna Bethany Williams
Award-winning fashion designer Bethany Williams is the subject of an exhibition at London’s Design Museum until 4 September. 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
Learn more about your chosen course through applicant events and tasters!
We have a number of events for offer holders and applicants whose course involves portfolio review.
“We congratulate you on preparing your students so effectively for entry for industry”
Following the award of a £3,000 bursary for Textiles Design with Business Studies BA(Hons) student Lauren Rowell, the Framework Knitting Company praised students and staff at the University of Brighton.
Thinking about preparing your portfolio?
Watch these two short films where art students talk you through how they put theirs together. Read More
Brighton graduate trio bring inspiring eco design to London exhibition
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.
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
Graduates 2021: Hannah Griffith: Textiles
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
Photography and textile graduates create Spanish art academy
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
Graduates 2021: Connie Howard-McCombe: Textiles Design with Business Studies
Graduates 2021: Samela Gjozi: Textiles Design with Business Studies
“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.”
Graduates 2021: Joanna Ellams: Textile Design with Business Studies
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
Graduates 2021: Francesca Hales: Textile Design with Business Studies
Brighton has absolutely everything you could want, a great place to get inspired and spend your summer by the sea! Read More
Graduates 2021: Hannah Bryant: Textiles
“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.”
Graduates 2021: Benjamin Richardson: Fashion Design with Business Studies
“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.”
Graduate Fashion Week live: see our graduates’ final collections Monday 14 June, 2pm
Make a date to watch the catwalk show featuring collections by our graduating Fashion with Business Studies BA(Hons) students. Read More
Cass Art x Phoenix Studio Award 2021
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
Graduate Fashion Week award nominations for Brighton students
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!
Graduates 2021: Donald Venables: Fashion Design with Business Studies
“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.”
Graduates 2021: Kasper Wahnstrom: Fashion Design with Business Studies
“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.”
Graduates 2021: Ciara Knight: Fashion Design with Business Studies
“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.“
Graduates 2021: Max Jennings: Fashion Design with Business Studies
“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.”
Graduates 2021: Damian Campbell: Fashion Design with Business Studies
“The course has not only offered me the ability to explore my creativity, but also has a focus on technical skill and commercial appeal.”
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!
Fashion and Textiles lecturer helps probe sustainability failings in fashion
Dr Jules Findley Lecturer in Fashion and Textiles is participating in a multi-university project looking at current sustainable practice across the creative industries including sourcing, use, disposal and recycling of materials – from silversmithing to digital equipment. Read More
Brighton textiles alumna among Designers To Watch in 2021
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
Brighton fashion grad Sarah-Louise Koessler chosen to show at London Fashion Week
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 student Amy on online learning
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
“This means an incredible amount” – Brighton graduate wins fashion award
Fashion Design with Business Studies graduate Ella Hall has picked up the accessories prize at Graduate Fashion Foundation’s (GFF) 2020 Awards. Read More
Graduate Fashion Foundation’s Class of 2020 showcase
University of Brighton fashion graduates are putting their collections on display in the 2020 Graduate Fashion Week Read More
“I went to Paris and took part in the menswear showrooms, conducting appointments with international buyers”
Final-year Fashion Design with Business Studies student Max Jennings on working with our placements team to secure industry experience at Burberry, E.Tautz and Tom Ford.
Enrol, log on and complete your course tasks
Congratulations on your offer – now it’s time to enrol! Read More
‘Waste It’s Mine It’s Yours’
The Dreamcatcher Foundation and staff from the University of Brighton have been working with residents of Melkhoutfontein, South Africa to turn waste into products, helping to generate income and clean up the environment. Read the report on DICE by Imani Dlamini and watch the film. Read More
MA Show goes live!
Postgraduate students from the School of Art and School of Media are getting the chance to showcase their work in the third and final part of Graduate Show 2020. Read More
Fashion student Grace praised by Guardian fashion team
Grace Blackman, Fashion Design with Business Studies student was selected by Jess Cartner-Morley for the paper’s graduate special – Jess said, “I love the purity and the glamour in Grace’s work. Young designers sometimes shy away from making their clothes beautiful, because they want to be different. But beauty is powerful. She looks like an angel, or a superhero, or both.” Read More
Six students nominated for GFW awards
Six students are in the running for awards at the 2020 Graduate Fashion Awards. Read More
Graduate Show now open!
This year (for obvious reasons) the University of Brighton’s graduate show is being held online – and we couldn’t be prouder of the art, media and humanities students who have produced brilliant work for their final year exhibition. Come and take a look around and sign up to an online event. Read More
Wondering if studying the arts is vocational enough? New British Academy report shows the benefits
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.
Gender equality awards for the School of Art and School of Media
The School of Art, School of Media and School of Health Sciences have achieved Bronze awards from Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter in recognition of their commitment to gender equality. Read More
Opportunities for creatives to connect, reflect and prepare
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
Fashion Comms lecturer calling for mindful stitching submissions
Lecturer Dr Jules Findley is calling for mindful stitching submissions inspired by coronavirus restrictions. Read More
Join our School of Art online Q&A event: Tuesday 5 May, 1-3pm
Got any questions about studying Art and Design at Brighton? If you’re an applicant or thinking of applying then sign up for our online chat with lecturers about fine art and painting, printmaking, fashion and textiles, 3D design or illustration and graphic design then sign up to the event. Read More
Apply now for new £2500 Undergraduate and Postgraduate International scholarships
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
School of Art responds to council’s PPE appeal for care workers
The School of Art has donated all of its existing personal protective equipment (PPE) to help social care workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
Current and alumni students feature in Brighton CCA’s packed online programme of events and activities
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
Been asked to create an online portfolio?
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of our arts and media courses are replacing an interview with online portfolio submission – read our tips for making your work stand out digitally. Read More
Applying for 2020? Here’s all you need to know
If you are applying or have applied for a course in 2020 you’ll find advice on your application, virtual visits and much more.
Gallery programme moves online
Career advice from Head of Employability Clare Dawson
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
Competition open for mural design – enter by 27 April
Brighton Racecourse is running a competition for a University of Brighton student to showcase their work at the venue. Read More
Follow our Textiles courses on Instagram
Our Textiles BA and MA Instagram feed showcases the work and life of students, events and ‘interesting stuff’ from the degrees. Read More
Graduate Yen Wong picked to show at London fashion Week
Brighton graduate Helen Cammock is (one of four!) Turner Prize winners
In an unexpected announcement the 2019 Turner Prize has been shared between all four nominees, including Photography graduate Helen Cammock, who said “they wanted to make a “collective statement” at a time when there was “already so much that divides and isolates people and communities”. Read More
“It was hard work and I did have the occasional melt down!”
Luxury women’s wear designer Ong Pairam graduated from the University of Brighton with a BA(Hons) in Fashion and Business in 2008 – here he tells us about his latest collection and his time at Brighton. Read More
Student view: Why I chose Fashion at Brighton
I chose to do a Fashion Design degree at the University of Brighton because I wanted to learn a new skill and channel my creativity into something productive. Read More
University opens Centre for Contemporary Arts this weekend
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
MA Exhibition opens
The MA Shows bring together the diverse and emerging work of artists from five courses.
Fashion graduate Hannah launches capsule range for Debenhams
Hannah Gibbins, who graduated in Fashion with Business Studies in 2018, is launching her “pop-up” capsule range HCFG for Autumn/Winter in 12 stores including Brighton’s on Monday 23 September. Read More
Local schoolchildren showcase their fashion designs
The Saturday Fashion Club, run for 14-16 year olds, has culminated with the end of year Fashion Show showcasing the breadth of creative skills developed by all of our attendees. Read More
Vote for fashion students in national competition
Two Brighton fashion students are in the running for a national competition – and they need your votes! Read More
Fashion students’ collab on show at Clerkenwell Design Week
For this years Clerkenwell Design Week festival, fashion design and fashion communication students collaborated with floor design company Forbo. Read More
Fashion students nominated for awards at Graduate Fashion Week
Brighton students showing at Graduate Fashion Week today
Selected students will be showing their collections in London today and you can tune in for the live stream!
Fashion students display designs in White Company store
Outfits designed by University of Brighton fashion students will be on display at the Brighton branch of The White Company clothing brand on Wednesday evening (6pm to 8pm). Read More
How we got here – 2019 graduates
We spoke to four graduating students about their experiences of studying arts subjects at Brighton. Hear what they had to say! Read More
British Fashion Council award for student Andy Froud
The BFC have announced four competition winners for 2019 at its annual Colleges Council Graduate Preview Day and Fashion with Business BA(Hons) student Andy Froud is one of them. Read More
Textiles student recycles dog hair to net first prize
Textiles student Jade Evans has won a £1500 prize for her business idea of making home furnishings from recycled excess dog hair. Read More
Graduate Show 2019: Chelsea Mulcare: Textiles
My work is Bold and expressive with an element of fun. I love the unconventional use of colour and aim to communicate youthful spontaneity through my work. Read More
Fashion students show graduate collections
Join BA(Hons) Fashion with Business students for a showcase of their graduate collections. Read More
One month until Graduate Show!
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
Florence final for textiles students
Two graduating textiles students have made the final of the ‘Feel the Yarn’ competition in Florence. Read More
Molly set for ‘amazing’ New York year
Graduating Textiles with Business Studies student Molly O’Halloran has secured a dream internship at a prestigious New York City fashion brand. Read More
Free Skills Masterclass
Free Skills Masterclasses! Ideal for final year, masters students and recent graduates. Gain skills from professionals, certificate for each attendee. Read More
Top ten ranking for our art and design courses announced
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!
Follow our Fashion and Textiles accounts
Run by our students, technicians and staff, these Instagram accounts show you what it’s like to study fashion design, textile design and fashion communication at Brighton. Read More
“I’m so grateful to have been awarded a bursary by the Framework Knitters”
Textiles students Lily Rodgers and Molly O’Halloran have been given cash prizes by the Framework Knitters organisation. Read More
100 days until the Graduate Show 2019!
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
“I worked for a company who are one of Chanel’s biggest textile designers”
Meet Eve Row-Care, the Textiles BA(Hons) student who created the textile design for one of the world’s most coveted accessories while on placement. Read More