“I was attracted to the MA course in Brighton for two main reasons. Firstly, it has a strong reputation. And secondly, a number of friends have attended this university so I was very familiar with the campus and course.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Marie Sahy: MA Fine Art
Academic writing is not my forte, so I was glad when the teachers encouraged me to be creative with my critical essay. I started a graphic novel about fiction in art. Read More
Graduates 2022: Eva Yu: MA Fine Art
For art students, it is like paradise, the most beautiful city makes me feel the urge to create! Read More
Brighton students on work placements at one of UK’s leading animation studios
Haniyyah Nauzeer, Vince Mosti and Lexie Rhys-Jones added to their Animation BA (Hons) studies with hands-on experience at PigBird studios, who specialise in stop motion animation. The placements were arranged by course lecturer Kate Jessop after PigBird’s Trevor Hardy did a Q&A session at the inaugural Brighton International Animation Festival, which Kate created and ran earlier this year.
Graduates 2022: Gaia Segattini: MA Fine Art
My mood was always in a creative state here, not only because of the help I received, also because our studios are located in a very good position of the city! Seeing the sea while working, is a great motivation booster! Read More
Graduates 2022: Thom Georgeson: Fine Art Painting
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
University of Brighton helps to shape city’s vision of the future
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
Fine Art Painting students win Cass x Phoenix Prize 2022
Lydia Stonehouse and Megan Hack have won the annual prize which helps graduates kick-start their artistic career with free studio space in central Brighton.
New UKRI funding for Brighton to accelerate real-world research impact
University of Brighton has received £450,000 to boost its innovative arts and humanities-based research and impact initiatives over the next three years. Read More
Graduates 2022: Emily Sizeland: Product Design with Professional Experience
Over my years at university I’ve become more and more engaged in the work, as I’ve found what I’m passionate about and what I’m really good at; this has definitely been thanks to some inspiring lecturers. Read More
Graduates 2022: Joe de Kadt: Architecture BA(Hons)
Graduates 2022: Isla Wilson: Architecture BA(Hons)
‘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.”
Graduates 2022: Manar Abu-Aisheh: Architecture BA(Hons)
“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.”
Graduates 2022: Maddy Bostridge: 3D Design and Craft BA(Hons)
“I have had a chance to try out so many material areas and techniques, gradually building a really broad skill set and giving me the confidence to define my specialisms and discover exactly why and what i want to make. ” Read More
Graduates 2022: Ross Campbell: Product Design
“I chose product design as I’ve always had an interest in helping others as well as physical making. The way product design focused on using those skills to change people’s lives drew my attention completely. Brighton’s course, focusing on tackling a social problem to help people, identified it instantly as the right course for me.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Josephine Choy: Product Design
“My time at Brighton has been really rewarding and fulfilling. The course itself was very close-knit and collaborative where I have gotten to meet and work with people from different years with different passions. The tutors also come from various backgrounds which diversified my learning — there was never really a ‘right’ answer, just different perspectives.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Megan Siggers: Fashion Communication
“Brighton as a city is the perfect hub for young creatives to meet like-minded people and start a career in any creative space. I am going to be so sad to leave!” 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.”
Graduates 2022: Ugne Petreikyte: Illustration
“I am grateful that the course in Brighton is not set in stone for what kind of work you are expected to make – for those who find traditional illustration not fitting for their practise, they are encouraged to use other mediums which makes the course incredibly multidisciplinary.” Read More
University brings stars of the comics world to Brighton for two-day festival
The Graphic Brighton festival returns with two days of talks and workshops on 27-28 May – including the debut of Michael Rosen’s new graphic novel.
Graduates 2022: Maisie Woodley: Design for Digital Media
“DDM offers a huge range of avenues to explore, and I can recommend it to anyone who wants to try something new alongside their own specific discipline.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Kirsty Atek: Illustration
“I’m glad that I chose to study Illustration because an equal amount of realism is taught, as much as ‘fantasy’ is encouraged; all the skills I’ve gained from my time at Brighton can be applied to the industries that I hope to work in and I’m still able to create work that fulfils me creatively.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Kahee Jeong: Fine Art: Painting
“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
Graduates 22: Emma Vine: 3D Design and Craft
“The course continuously motivated me to push my boundaries, both theoretically and through various materials.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Chloe Morris: Design for Digital Media
“As soon as I saw some examples of students’ work, I knew this course was what I wanted to do. It was the first time I’d seen a degree that allowed such an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, and it was perfect for me.”
Graduates 2022: Jin Yu: Graphic Design
“Being surrounded by like-minded people was a beautiful experience. The course helped me to understand various methods of developing my work – from traditional to digital processes – via diverse workshops and briefs. My time spent at Brighton has really helped me to find what I’m really interested in when it comes to graphic design.”
Graduates 2022: Nikkan Woodhouse: 3D Design and Craft
“The 3D design course at Brighton has always interested me for its focus on materials exploration and narrative.” Read More
RTPI bursary agreed for 2022 entry!
The Royal Town Planning Institute has just confirmed that they have agreement from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to extend the Future Planners Bursary for this coming academic year 22-23. The scheme will again support new students who are going into planning.
You can apply for the Future Planner Bursary (England) if you are starting our Town Planning MSc course in Sept/Oct 2022.
Graduates 2022: Jordan Smith:Design for Digital Media:
“When people ask me what I do at University saying ‘Design for Digital Media’ doesn’t cut it. I describe it as ‘Graphic design with an art focus but also animation and so much more.”
Graduates 2022: Cerys Matthews: Fashion Communication
“I feel I’ve been guided and pushed by my tutors and the opportunities presented to me throughout the course but have also felt a great sense of freedom to explore my own styles.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Kate Birss: 3D Design and Craft
“I feel hugely lucky that in fact, Brighton is the best possible place to study 3D Design and Craft in terms of course content, tutors, technicians, workshops and peers.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Samuel Polidano: Graphic Design
“I have always been fascinated by typography and branding. I come from a financial and architecture educational background, which means that my work is often attributed to being precise and meticulous… I tend to take a minimal approach to design, with focus on photography and type.”
Graduates 2022: Amelia Nichols: Graphic Design
raphic”I have absolutely loved the course and am so sad that it’s slowly coming to an end. Brighton enables you to have so much design freedom as well as be able to learn skills via the many workshops which are on offer.”
Summer show 2022: Wren Mortimer, Architecture and design integrated foundation year
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
Graduates 2022: Meg Ryan: Fine Art: Sculpture
“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
Graduates 2022: Shaun Yates: 3D Design
“The course provides opportunities to develop a range of practical skills, but even more significantly, I think, it encourages you to consider the broader context of your work.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Hannah Tracy: 3D Design and Craft
“I’ve really enjoyed my time on the course as it has given me the opportunity to explore my own creative process and interests in craft.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Doona Rhee: Film
“Over my three years at Brighton, I have been encouraged by my tutors to nurture my talents in subject areas where they have seen potential, which has helped me developed my confidence and professional skill.”
Graduates 2022: Julia Jolliffe: Illustration
“My experience of the Visual Communication course at Brighton has been great; the course is extremely experimental in its approach to what ‘Illustration’ means allowing students to explore lots of different methods and approaches to their work.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Matthew Dardart: Fine Art: Sculpture
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
Summer show 2022: Matt Boland, Architecture and design integrated foundation year
“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
Craft MA student’s award-winning chairs combine sustainability with tradition
University of Brighton student Jo Cooper has won an award for her innovative chairs combining traditional wood craft skills and recycled plastic.
Graduates 2022: Kathryn Klepp: History of Art and Design
“I chose History of Art and Design at Brighton because it did not just teach Renaissance painting and classical sculpture – the inclusion of design into the curriculum has given me a very well-rounded understanding of art history. Following graduation, I will be working in the Estates, Appraisals & Valuations department of Christie’s Auction House.”
James O’Brien heads Annual Journalism Lecture
Broadcaster, writer and LBC radio presenter James will be speaking to staff and students this Thursday in Mithras House. Read More
Graduates 2022: Kristlin Visnapuu: Design for Digital Media
Brighton is an excellent place for students and creatives with many start-up opportunities and societies. Read More
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: Francesca Gnoato: Media Studies
“I loved my time in Brighton is a beautiful and vibrant city where to study. My influences for my final project are Tina Barney, Richard Billingham, Philip-Lorca di Corcia. However, I admire the work of photographers such as Nan Goldin, Alec Soth, and Ren Hang, which are the photographer which always inspire me.”
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: Rosie Penny: Illustration
“The flexibility offered on Illustration is one of its strengths. Across the course people are engaged with animation, drawing, printmaking, moving image, collage, 3D rendering and in my case writing.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Olivia Van de Velde: Fashion Communication
“To have the option of placement was great and has meant once we graduate in July, we’ll know what to expect.” Read More
“Each year we get to make a short film and it’s a lot of fun to be collaborating with friends doing what I love”
Wiktoria came to Brighton from Poland to study Film BA(Hons) in 2020. Here she talks about her journey so far. Read More
Graduates 2022: Macy Rix: Fashion Communication
“I have found that my course has been an interesting journey over the course of three years; exploring different aspects of fashion and realising that so much process goes into every one of them.” Read More
Refugee journalists share their stories to Journalism students
Staff and students from our journalism courses have joined refugee journalists from Afghanistan, Qatar and Iran at the London College of Communication. Read More
Inclusive Arts Practice MA students work with charity Grace Eyre on arts project
University of Brighton students worked with participants from the charity which supports people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health issues on the Working Together project, a response to the recent Brighton Centre for Contemporary Arts Lloyd Corporation exhibition. Read More
Follow Inclusive Arts Practice on Instagram
See the latest posts from the University of Brighton’s masters course on which students learn to initiate and manage inclusive arts projects with diverse and marginalised groups.
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.”
Meet the staff: Michael Spooner
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.
Meet the staff: Sophie Ungerer
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?
Graduates 2022: Hal Kelly: Digital Music and Sound Arts
“I have had the opportunity here to develop my practice in ways that I never could have foreseen. This is thanks to the amazing teaching staff we have on the DMSA course, as well as my fellow students, who I’ve learned at least as much from!”
Fine Art students show work in Brighton Festival exhibition Towards the Light
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.
Meet the staff: Judit Pusztaszeri
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.
Meet the staff: Lucy-Ann Gilbert
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.
Follow Film and Screen Studies on Instagram
You can now follow Film and Screen Studies on Instagram @fss_UoB. Read More
Brighton professor teams up with Ukrainian architects facing challenges of war
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.
Graduates 2022: Max Southern: Photography
“Brighton and the BA Photography course have provided me with a space to investigate and build upon an initial interest in photography that I wasn’t yet able to articulate or translate into a body of work.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Lauren Hextall: Fashion Communication
“There’s a creative community amongst everyone that feels inspiring and supportive” Read More
Graduates 2022: Daisy Horne: Fashion Communication
“Each project challenged me in a unique way. I have grown in confidence as the years have gone by and I feel I will leave a completely different person from the girl who walked through Grand Parade’s doors four years ago!” Read More
Meet the staff: Phil Tyler
Artist and printmaker Phil Tyler is course leader of BA(Hons) Printmaking. Read More
Graduates 2022: Ellie Pike: Photography
“Three years seems to have passed in absolute flurry but nevertheless I’m leaving with the feeling that I’ve spent them well and progressed not only my photographic
creative practice but also personally”.
Graduates 2022: Lara Coassin: Fashion Communication
“Being in such close proximity to other courses has been great and I’ve met many amazing people in my last year that I had the chance to collaborate and connect with; it really made the university feel like a small creative community.” Read More
Lecturer launches Brighton’s first animation festival: 23-24 April 2022
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
Brighton students shortlisted for football writer awards
Congratulations to Sports Journalism students Emillia Hawkins and Colin D’Cunha who have been nominated in the FWA Unheard Voices Football Writer of the Year Award.
Graduates 2022: Megan Hack: Fine Art Painting
“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
Graduates 2022: Amber Lloyd: Fashion Communications
My course has facilitated my learning and helped me gain knowledge in the creative industry. I now feel confident in creating my own brand and starting my career as a freelancer.
Graduates 2022: Lily Stimpson: Fashion Communications
“My tutors have made this course stimulating and although some projects weren’t my cup of tea I understand looking back on them why they were important.” Read More
Graduates 2022: Lydia Stonehouse: Fine Art Painting
“I have loved the course so much – it couldn’t have been a better fit for me! It’s been the perfect mix of theoretical discussion and practical exploration around the vast and yet specific subject of contemporary painting.”
Graduates 2022: Emily Paranthoen: Fine Art Painting
“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.”
Graduates 2022: Ellis Thomas-Pam: Fine Art Painting
“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.”
The Fine Art Printmaking Schools Project is back in the studio
Register now for graduate Brighton Rocks exhibition
Lucy Delano, graduate of MA Fine Art is opening ‘Brighton Rocks’ a new, ground-breaking exhibition coming to Pop Gallery, in the heart of Brighton’s North Laines. Read More
Hope – weaving communities together
Media alumna Laura Crow on supporting women and tackling gender inequality
Mark’s route into a new career in town planning
Graduating from our Town Planning MSc has led Mark Walker to embark on a brand new career. Read More
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
Fine Art MA exhibition Betwixt open now at Edward Street Gallery
See work by four of our current students: Shirley Archibald, Oriana Yates-Butcher and Liz Schwarz. Open until 10 March 2022.
Illustration students take part in Bellingcat-inspired project
Second year Illustration students are taking part in a project inspired by renowned investigative news agency Bellingcat. Read More
Painting graduate wins Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year
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
Fine Art MA graduate opens pop-up gallery in Brighton
Brighton Rocks is a new exhibition at Pop Gallery in Brighton’s North Laines, a space run by Fine Art MA graduate Lucy Delano. Read More
Our first Town Planning Chartered Apprenticeship graduates
It was a proud moment for the MSc Town Planning and MSc Town Planning (Chartered Apprenticeship) course team when 22 of its students graduated in February this year. 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.
Walk this way: creating renewable energy from footsteps
We’ve all been there. You’re on a train, lost trying to navigate, or FaceTiming a friend and… your phone dies.
Craft MA student Chloe Hook in Surface Design show
Craft MA student Chloe Hook, who also studied 3D Design and Craft BA (Hons) at Brighton, is featured in the Surface Design Show in London as part of the new talent area. Read More
Graduate and lecturer showing in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist exhibition
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.
Group show for University of Brighton artists who have received Cass Art x Phoenix Studio Award
To celebrate the partnership between Cass Art, Phoenix Art Space and University of Brighton, Phoenix presents a group exhibition of all six recipients of the Cass Art x Phoenix Studio Award. Read More
Photography staff and students in Martin Parr Foundation show
Work by graduate Lisa Barnard and tutor Xavier Ribas is featured in this show in Bristol which opens on 27 January.
New York Times nod for Fine Art Painting grad Somaya Critchlow
Somaya’s work has been picked in the newspaper’s ‘The T List’s Five Things We Recommend This Week’ section.