Studying Product Design at the University of Brighton taught me to always keep the end user in mind

Product Design graduate George Gilliat who now works at Lego saw the launch of the latest LEGO set he designed in June. Read More

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Graduates 2021: Bob Smith: Digital Music and Sound Arts MA

“Coming from a science and engineering background I wanted a course that would allow me to focus those skills alongside an arts practice, and the new MA at DMSA seemed to fit the bill. The reputation of the lecturers and previous students too was a draw, the quality and breadth of work emerging from DMSA makes it a really exciting place to study.”

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Graduates 2021: Connie Howard-McCombe: Textiles Design with Business Studies

“The course equipped me with skills that broadened my understanding of the industry. The Historical and Cultural modules complemented my making as it was a source of inspiration and understanding for me. Additionally, the business modules were very useful, and I gained a lot of information about the possibilities and realities of running my own business.”

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Graduates 2021: Interior Architecture: Matilda Swift-Barnard

“My final project is called ‘Extinction Rebellion HQ & Clandestine Network of Tunnels for Protests’. Sustainability is the key theme. The narrative is told through an unlikely partnership between two characters: Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, a global environmental movement, and Ken Quantick, a Brighton-based bin man.”

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Graduates 2021: Imogen Patel: Fine Art Painting

“Working from home during the pandemic was difficult, but I felt inspired by new-found intimacies and sensations of confinement. Tutors and technincians remained committed and dedicated and I was motivated to work diligently by my talented peers. My experience at Brighton wouldn’t have been the same without my incredible coursemates, whose smiling faces I look forward to seeing every day!”

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Graduates 2021: Bianca Bott: Textiles Design with Business Studies

“The course has helped me bring my love for fashion and fine art together… The technicians are incredibly knowledgeable and great at problem solving, and the academic staff take a great interest in each students interests within the specialism. Together this has made the learning experience at Brighton one of a kind.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Graduates 2021: Jessica Rowley: Architecture

“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.”

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Lecturer Philip Connolly releases short film Fruit Fix starring Derry Girls’ Jamie Lee O’Donnell

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

Kyle Withey

“I get satisfaction from knowing I’ve made something easier for somebody, so choosing product design will hopefully mean that other people benefit”

Read our interview with second year Product Design student Kyle Withey on why he chose the degree and his experience of the course.

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Moving Image lecturer curates exhibition of moving image artworks and films from India in Taiwan, with online screenings for international audiences

Dr Lucía Imaz King, a curator and filmmaker who also produces video installation artworks and paintings, is participating in Loss & Transience, an exhibition bringing a selection of works in documentary film and artists’ video by ten contemporary artists/filmmakers living and working in India today, including artists of Indian heritage based internationally.

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International Women’s Day: A Conversation with Angela Saini on 10 March, 12noon

Students and staff are invited to this free event hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex which sees award-winning science journalist and author of ‘Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong’ and ‘Superior: the Return of Race Science’ speaking to our staff and students. Book your place now. Read More