The University of Brighton has been recognised for the quality of its teaching and student outcomes in a UK-wide evaluation of higher education institutions. Read More
Professor Tamar Jeffers Mcdonald welcomes you to the School of Art and Media. Read More
Read our getting ready for university pages which are full of information you will find useful before you arrive.
“I always wanted to do my studies in Brighton as I knew that I liked the city and that it had a good arts department for a university outside of London. It is a great city to live in as a student.” Read More
“I would say to 16 year old Sara that university has been a rite of passage and has provided someone like me from a working class, mixed heritage background many opportunities in the creative field.” Read More
“I would tell my 16 year old self that pursuing an art career is not naïve. Go for it!” Read More
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
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.
The University of Brighton’s second year Fine Art and Printmaking undergraduates present Gossamer, an exhibition of creative work from students at the mid-point of their degree course.
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.
Michael Clarence is the latest artist to receive a prestigious Freelands Fellowship to work for a year within University of Brighton’s School of Art and Media. Read More
A new exhibition of work (open until 15 October) by little-known painter Lynch at the Brighton Centre for Contemporary Arts, based at the University of Brighton’s Grand Parade building, has been given a rave review by the Guardian. Read More
The studios are an open and friendly place, and once people get to know each other more and everyone comes out of their shells a little (especially after lockdown) you won’t want to leave. Read More
“My professors, great artists as well, have been very supportive and dedicated to their students. Particularly, their tolerant attitudes towards my works have contributed to my achievement.” Read More
“I have found my time at Brighton amazing; its an incredibly special place and I’ve found it attracts a very friendly and kind collection of people.” Read More
I am interested in the language between contrasting materials when situated in the same body. I prefer to work in a more intuitive, less regimented way. Read More
As part of the Brighton Artists Open Houses event, fine art students Sara Paowana, Melanie Woodward, Finn Gayton and Megan Ryan are showing work at the Regency Townhouse.
“Moving to Brighton has been an invaluable experience by placing me in a hub of creative people as well as the sea, the South Downs and the coastline as a constant inspiration for my practice.” Read More
“The tutors have always been welcoming and have definitely been a key part in the development of my work. Being in an environment which encourages you to explore and try out different mediums and ideas has allowed me to mould my practice into something which I am really proud of.”
“The fine art painting course at Brighton has been a great opportunity to develop my practice, meeting many painters and artists that have expanded my ideas and thoughts about painting. Brighton has been an exciting city to live in, with a strong community of artistic people.”
Award-winning fashion designer Bethany Williams is the subject of an exhibition at London’s Design Museum until 4 September. Read More
Elisha Enfield graduated from Fine Art Painting in 2011. For the final show she undertook a £10,000 commission of the Rochdale Canal. Read More
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
Phil Tyler, Printmaking BA(Hons) course leader, Sara Lavelle, Illustration BA(Hons) graduate, and Morag Kaister, Fine Art Painting BA(Hons) graduate are all in the Portrait Artist of the year show at Compton Verney which opened last weekend.
Watch these two short films where art students talk you through how they put theirs together. 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.
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
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!
Over 100 Brighton second year fine art and media students are beating the lockdown by organising an online exhibition to showcase work across diverse media. Read More
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
Alice Fox from the School of Art is among an interdisciplinary team of University of Brighton academics delivering pioneering research to help address the sanitation crisis across Asia and Africa. Read More
Ainoa Burgos Gonzales, Liberty Cheverall, Bradley Smith and Jack Digby are showing work in the We, You, Me exhibition at Brighton Place, opening in early December and is online now. Read More
Rachel’s work was been selected for the CVAN South East:2020 Platform Graduate exhibition and her work Exit, Stage Left can be seen through the window of Phoenix just by our City campus. Read More
The group show features artworks by some of the most exciting emerging artists of today – the works in the exhibition deliberate on the future and respond to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Read More
I Never Went to the Folies Berger by Crimson Boner is available to view in The Discerning Eye’s ING Exhibition, artwork for which has been selected by singer Beverley Knight. Read More
Pippa El-Kadhi Brown, a graduate of BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting, has won the overall Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2020 – one of the world’s most coveted awards for up and coming artists. Read More
In the Guardian League Table 2021, released at the weekend, art at University of Brighton is 19th place – check out our courses.
The University of Brighton has teamed up with insurance group Liberty Speciality Markets (LSM) to offer artists access to a valuable Art Award. Read More
Congratulations on your offer – now it’s time to enrol! Read More
“It was great fun, a great place to be. Brighton was one of very few places at the time which offered 3D Design and Craft as an option and there was a huge variety of approaches to work going on in my course” – award-winning artist looks back on her time at Brighton. Read More
Dr Marlon Moncrieffe studies migration stories and national identity; Decolonising the curriculum; Critical multicultural education; Black-British histories used with the primary school curriculum and Black-British histories in cycling. Read More
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
My practice explores the notion of being within a landscape and the human relationship to nature in all its simplicity. Read More
My work is done based on memories from trips on the road in my country of origin Peru and later here in Europe, been the motorway the conduit to these imaginary landscapes of escapism and to my work.
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
My practice focuses on depicting a more accurate representation of the female form.
The work I am presenting for the grad show is called ‘Sit Like a Lady’ and is a protest piece against the patriarchy and the ways in which men are more dominant in our society.
My work takes a humorous and light-hearted stance. Making works which confound the expectations of the viewer and creating a new experience of ‘illusion’, by mixing together old and new narratives of trickery.
My paintings orbit around ideas of absence, separation and secrecy.
“The central subject of my practice is the process of women empowerment in the context of contemporary society.” Read More
My painting practice engages with the language of Contemporary Abstraction. While reflecting upon its relationship to earlier movements in its history, I want to question the status of an abstract painting today through the legacy of formalism in contemporary art. Read More
During lockdown Fine Art Painting student George Coll has been selling prints of her abstract works with all proceeds going to NHS Charities Together. Read More
Watch this powerful three-minute film made by Illustration BA(Hons) student Kirsty Atek about her lockdown exhibition of work Still, Here which looks at space and what it means to belong. 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.
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
We have put together the most frequently asked questions from our recent School of Art 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Brighton Racecourse is running a competition for a University of Brighton student to showcase their work at the venue. Read More
Second year painting students will be exhibiting their work at Edward Street from February 14. Read More
The artist, television presenter and speaker who studied fine art at Brighton says she is “thrilled and excited”. Read More
Sola, who graduated in 2018 and was shortlisted for the Evening Standard Art Prize 2018, has an exhibition ‘Where the Ocean Meets the Beach. Read More
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
Miranda, 2019 Fine Art Painting graduate has been selected to exhibit her work in FBA Futures 2020, the annual survey of contemporary figurative art being produced in UK art schools. Read More
Open to students and recent graduates, a new partnership between the University of Brighton and Mahler & LeWitt Studios means an artist has a unique opportunity to develop their practice with a residency in Italy followed by an exhibition at Brighton’s Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) between May – September 2020. Read More
A Brighton Illustration graduate has been commissioned to create a portrait of the first female Oxbridge professor. Read More
University graduate Miranda Forrester has been selected to exhibit her work in FBA Futures 2020, the annual survey of contemporary figurative art being produced in UK art schools. Read More
MA Craft student Zahra Priddle and MA Fine Art student Jake Francis have both been nominated in the Sculpture category for the 2019 Signature Art Prize. Read More
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
Since graduating in 2018 artist Conor White has followed his dreams through to the Royal Academy. Here he tells us how. Read More
The University of Brighton is co-hosting an exhibition and programme of events based around the Anthropocene – curated by a Brighton graduate. Read More
The talents of MA students from three courses will be on show at Grand Parade on the City Campus from July 6-13. Read More
Seventy young people from schools and community organisations in Crawley, Seaford, Seahaven and Brighton have taken part in another successful series of workshops at the University of Brighton. Read More
A University of Brighton graduate who won a world-renowned art award has reflected on his “whirlwind” week – and said he can’t wait to get back into his studio. Read More
My practice has become an ecosystem: ‘A community of living organisms where components are linked together through nutrient cycles and energy flow’. Pigments, ground, structures, content, marks and meaning are interconnected and open to change.
Painting graduate Charlie Schaffer was last night announced as the winner of 2019 BP Portrait Award. Read More
Work by winning students Joe Bulman (3D Design & Craft), Ani Grimes and Alastair Farley (Fine Art Painting) will be displayed at the Kellie Miller Art Gallery from 24 June – 1 July 2019. Read More
Through key themes of Craft, Agriculture, Ecopsychology and Storytelling my practise intends to rouse confidence in one’s ability to be self-sufficient and resilient both physically and psychologically. Read More
My work has always focused on materials and their properties and tend be categorized as a midpoint between painting and sculpture. Read More
“My artistic practice is centred on revealing the invisible technological environment that we are in and surrounded by.”
My work explores the relationship between the artist and the muse, and how the female gaze can manifest itself in figurative painting. Read More
My practice currently focuses upon the themes of human relationships, health, psychological boundaries, and time. 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
There is no difference to me between art and living. As an artist, my surroundings and insights not only represent who I am but also aid in the development of my creative mind and artworks. Read More