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
“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.”
“I love the conversation via the tutorial with students, helping students to find their own visual language through enquiry, investigation of subjects, experimentation, and play, to help students find themselves and what they want to make work about. ” Read More
“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
“I knew from a very young age that I was going to be a journalist because I loved creative writing at School. I was having a clear-out over Christmas and I found a football match report that I wrote when I was 13 and my teacher left the comment “could have been lifted from the sports pages” which turned out to be a premonition given my career path. Read More
“I began telling stories with sound and on the radio back when I was a student, there was a University radio station where they played 90s rock and my flatmate and I used to show up playing records backwards, reading from poetry books and making strange noises. They banned us within a month, so I turned it into a career!”
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.”
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 it’s Johanna Bramli, who runs our digital music and sound art degree and says: “it’s a cliché story but it was thanks to a fantastic music teacher who saw through my quiet ways and believed in me that I found my confidence.”
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 it’s Phil Tyler who runs our fine art printmaking degree and says that as a boy he was told “get a trade and a proper job” but the school art room and inspiring teachers meant art college was where he found his solace.
Raymond Briggs, creator of masterpieces of illustration as diverse as The Snowman and When The Wind Blows, has passed away, aged 88.
Michael Spooner is L4,5&6 tutor on our Interior Architecture BA(Hons).
Michael is an architect and educator, with a passion for understanding how people and cities work. He trained in medical science in Canada and Japan, before arriving in London to study at the AA, RIBA Studio and Bartlett. As associate director at dRMM, he led the design and delivery of many award-winning projects, including the 2017 Stirling prize-winning Hastings Pier.
Sophie Ungerer is L5&6 tutor on our Interior Architecture BA(Hons).
Sophie Ungerer is an architect, practicing, teaching and exploring in London and Brighton.
Sophie is curious about the threshold between the interior and the city. How can our designs reflect the transient urban lifestyle of today and respond to the social and environmental global challenges we are facing?
Judit Pusztaszeri is a spatial designer and researcher with interests in social normality and how this permeates design and teaching practice. Her work has explored this theme in several domains, including architectural sites of memory, everyday environments, and educational practices.
Lucy is a spatial designer and educator who has worked in a range of settings including film, exhibition design, collaborative design through making, architectural practice alongside working in education where she has taught L5&6 Design Studio since 2016. As of 2021 Lucy has begun co-course leading the Interior Architecture BA(Hons) course and running the L4 Design Studio.
Artist and printmaker Phil Tyler is course leader of BA(Hons) Printmaking. Read More
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
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.
Work by graduate Lisa Barnard and tutor Xavier Ribas is featured in this show in Bristol which opens on 27 January.
Media lecturer Dr Dann has won two awards at the leading industry showcase for podcast, radio and audiobook production. Read More
Tanya who works with students on our 3D Design and Craft BA(Hons) has been interviewed and filmed creating one of her undulating pieces for the latest issue of Ceramic Review. Read More
Visit Vanessa Marr, course leader on the University of Brighton’s Design for Digital Media degree pandemic quilt project at the Grand Parade building.
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
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
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 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).
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
Principal Lecturer Simon McEnnis discusses the future of sports journalism. 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
Getting in the festive spirit for this week’s pod – Dr Holly Chard from the School of Media focuses her research on the films of John Hughes including Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street remake, National Lampoon. 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
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.
Louise Colbourne’s studio-LAB project sees her create accessible ‘maker spaces’ within virtual reality environments – and for this first installation Larry Achiampong and David Blandy showcase selections from their video works A Terrible Fiction and Finding Fanon 2. Read More
Dinosaur Dust is a collection of photographs by Zoe Childerley exploring encounters between people and nature in the Mojave Desert. Read More
University of Brighton Photography lecturer Daniel C Blight discusses his recent book The Image of Whiteness: Contemporary Photography and Racialization with Fergus Heron, MA Photography course leader. Read More
Principal Lecturer Simon McEnnis discusses the future of sports journalism. Read More
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
University of Brighton Professor Charles Holland’s eye-catching Tooley Street Beacon is helping Londoners navigate a popular area in the capital. Read More
A new issue of Decolonising the Curriculum, teaching and learning about race equality, is out now. Content is written by University of Brighton staff, students and alumni. Read More
Claire Colnot and Amish Shah have curated a retrospective exhibition for illustrator, graphic designer and former lecturer Professor George Hardie – whose work includes renowned cover artwork for Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. 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
University of Brighton photography lecturer and author of The Image of Whiteness: Contemporary Photography and Racialization, Daniel C Blight recently appeared on Lou Mensah’s Shade podcast – click through to listen.
Lecturer Dr Jules Findley is calling for mindful stitching submissions inspired by coronavirus restrictions. Read More
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
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.
The Cinematologists podcast run by lecturer Dario Llinares, course leader of the University of Brighton’s Film BA(Hons), was praised by respected film critic Mark Kermode in a Guardian article on the best in culture right now. Read More
Phil Tyler who leads our Printmaking BA(Hons) will be exhibiting his new work at the Zimmer Stewart Gallery in Arundel near Brighton 4-25 April 2020. 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’.
Dr Asa Johannesson and Martin Seeds both Lecturers, and practicing artists, on the BA(Hons) Photography course are exhibiting their work in a group exhibition at the Borough Road Gallery, London.
Dr Lance Dann is presenting a documentary on BBC Radio 3 this coming Sunday on the immersive media and art. Read More
The Arts and Humanities Research Council have made a film about the work of University of Brighton research student and lecturer Sally Sutherland which looks at the social and cultural barriers to public breastfeeding.
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
Join Lance Dann, course leader for Media Production and Dario Llinares course leader Digital Film among other noteworthy speakers for a discussion. Read More
Alice was interviewed by Turkish World News this week as an international expert on ‘encouraging diversity on the artworld’. Read More
Salon is a project showcasing the artistic practice of professional services and technical staff across the School of Media. 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.
Ryan Burns and Iestyn George were recognised at the 2019 Brighton Student Union awards. 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
Professor in the Culture of Photography Francis Hodgson has written the text for a super-sized book of images by renowned photographer David Bailey. Read More
Listen to Ben talking about his role as course leader of Architecture and his interest in cybernetics. Read More
Watch lecturer Chris Stevens and 2nd year Fine Art Painting and Printmaking students discuss work currently being exhibited in Hove Museum. Read More
A new book co-edited by Digital Film BA(Hons) course leader Dario Llinares is “the first comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of academic work on the topic of podcasting within a media and cultural studies lens”. Read More
Simon Bliss, Senior Lecturer on the 3D Design and Craft BA(Hons), explores the relationship between jewellery and modernism in the inter-war period in Europe and America with a particular focus on France and Germany. 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
School of Media deputy Head of School Conall Gleeson, has been nominated for a British Composer Award for his collaboration with a Brighton-based orchestra that supports people in recovery from drug and substance abuse. Read More
Dario Llinares who leads our Digital Film degree co-hosts the popular film podcast – the latest episode went out today and focuses on David Lowery’s A Ghost Story. Read More
Zoe Childerley’s exhibition ‘Beyond the Pale’ exhibition is inspired is by the artist walking the length this border during an artist’s residency in Northumberland in 2016. Read More
A new ‘creative engine room’ to generate art that responds to urgent environmental challenges including climate change has been launched, hosted by the School of Media. Read More
A University of Brighton lecturer’s evocative artwork is to be exhibited in three prestigious shows. Read More
The creatitivity and innovation of the city is celebrated and explored at this annual festival (13 September – 13 October 2018) which of course sees contributions from our staff and students from our media subjects. Read More
A renowned Brighton illustrator protested against cutbacks in the arts in schools as he collected a top V&A award.
“Buildings should be constructed as ‘material stores’ and designed for re-assembly in the future”, according to leading Brighton architect and senior lecturer Duncan Baker-Brown. Read More
A visiting tutor for our Photography courses and Photography BA(Hons) alumni, Helen has been announced as the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women. Read More
Three University of Brighton staff have been selected to speak at the Royal Academy of Arts 2018 Teaching Painting Conference: Painting the New in June.
The University of Brighton’s Vice-Chancellor Debra Humphris has been shortlisted for the Inspiring Leader Award at the Guardian’s Higher Education Award.
Professor Karen Cham, the University’s Professor of Digital Transformation Design in the School of Media, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Read More
Featuring work by celebrated artists including Anthony Gormley and Rachel Whiteread, this exciting show opens at our Grand Parade gallery on 12 March. Read More
Printmaking course leader Phil Tyler is featured on tonight’s programme, on at 8pm. Read More
Staff members Nick Gant and Duncan Baker-Brown (School of Architecture & Design) are in London this week at the Wastezone, a symposium and exhibition showing that waste is a valuable resource and opportunity, not a problem. Read More
Visual arts can help reduce levels of depression and increase self-respect, according to a new study led by the University of Brighton’s Professor Alan Tomlinson.
Painting Course Leader Chris Stevens introduces the Material Practices: Painting and Printmaking exhibition at Hove Museum on Facebook Live. Read More
As part of their Aesthetics of Protest research, Dr Olu Jenzen, Senior Lecturer in Media Studies, and Dr Aidan McGarry, Principal Lecturer in Politics, looked at the 2013 Gezi Park protests to examine the role of shared images and social media. Read More
Huge congratulations to Senior Lecturer Dr Lance Dann who won the Gold award for Best Drama Producer and Marley Cole, Workshop Media Manager, who won the Bronze award for Best Sound Designer. Read More
Michael Spooner, whilst at architecture practice dRMM, was responsible for the redesign of Hastings Pier, the project which has scooped UK’s most prestigious architectural award.
Work of photography graduate Indrė Šerpytytė and Professor David Cotterrell features alongside pieces by Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, and Jake & Dinos Chapman in Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 show. Read More
Professor Francis Hodgson, the University of Brighton’s Professor of the Culture of Photography has received the Dudley Johnston medal of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) as recognition for his “major achievement in the field of photographic criticism”. Read More