Product Design graduate George Gilliat who now works at Lego saw the launch of the latest LEGO set he designed in June. Read More
“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.”
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
In fantastic news for our Photography department, current student Kate Rosewell and graduates Dulcie Wagstaff and Richard Boll, have all made the list of 31 finalists in the prestigious award.
“I really loved going to the photography studios the most, as you can create whatever environment you want in there.” Read More
I chose DDM because it was full of experimentation and creative freedom; I also felt that it would teach me invaluable skills for my future career in design. Read More
“The second I stepped foot into the studios I knew this is where I wanted to be. I fell in love completely with the course, the studios, the general feeling of the University and Brighton too. It ticked every box.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed my course and the autonomy it came with. I got a sense of owning my work and with that came a new confidence about my work. The virtual studio was challenging but I found that it was far more imaginative and with that came many successes.”
Throughout the course, I always felt free to experiment and new ideas were always met with insightful resources and guidance that has helped shape my approach to tackling a brief and how I ultimately see myself as a designer. Read More
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
I needed a course that would allow me to experiment and develop my personal approach to photography. Read More
It is a unique course, and through it I have met some of the most talented and creative people I know. Read More
“Being able to explore my practice and different mediums within art has helped me grow as a creative. I couldn’t have asked for better technicians, tutors or peers.” Read More
My MA degree show work focuses on my creative response to the Arts Research Project carried out last Autumn. Read More
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
Brighton has absolutely everything you could want, a great place to get inspired and spend your summer by the sea! Read More
“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.”
“Brighton is such a lively city full of fun, kind, crazy people. The course has the same atmosphere and it’s been a great environment to develop my practice, bouncing ideas off of like-minded creatives and some really inspiring tutors.”
ApplyToUni has named our long-running Illustration degree as in the top five for the subject – the course was started in 1983 by John Vernon, the UK’s first Professor of Illustration. Read More
I feel like Architecture chooses you. It is a long process, high stress, with many hoops to become an architect – 7 years minimum. Read More
In another great year at Graduate Fashion Week for our Fashion Communication and Business Studies course, Izzy Wells has won the 2021 Fashion Illustration Award. Read More
“I have been through the last three years with a group of diverse and talented people who I now call some of my closest friends. The last year has obviously presented some unique challenges, but also an opportunity to extend my work and identify what is actually fulfilling and what is not.”
“My work is multi-disciplinary but specialises in creative direction.” Read More
I started analysing the fundamental elements of fashion, reflecting on what is needed to make clothes and familiarising myself with the basics. From my research, I conclude that the most essential element of fashion is the body.
“After attending the open day and seeing previous students’ work, I thought that the course at Brighton would be the best place to create work that was varied, experimental and purposeful.” 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.
“My time in Brighton has been a complete rollercoaster but I would not change a thing! I wanted to come here because my country is extremely homophobic, so I wanted to be in a space completely different from that.”
“The narrative of the project was crucial to understanding the spatial needs – what happened, why, and how. To understand this, I created a short three minute animatic-style short film describing the process of applying for the exhibition.”
“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.”
Make a date to watch the catwalk show featuring collections by our graduating Fashion with Business Studies BA(Hons) students. Read More
“After graduation, I am planning to remain in Brighton, and I have two great collaborations lined up with brilliant studios that are based locally.” Read More
In a major achievement during this year like no other, Jenny Bathurst, who is studying Journalism BA(Hons) at the University of Brighton, has published a book called Lockdown Observed: Becoming an Adult Without Leaving the House, a collection of her weekly articles for Sussex Newspapers from April 2020 to April 2021.
“I chose Architecture for the reason most people do, I liked art and I liked maths and I didn’t want to stop doing either. Brighton’s architecture department is lucky to have some truly wonderful staff, nearly all of whom I have been luckily enough to draw from during my time there.”
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
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!
“I am now working on a commission with the Brighton Centre for Creative Arts to create a piece to accompany Nika Neelova’s exhibition SILT in the coming months.”
“Three words to describe the course would be: challenging, experimental, stimulating. Its avant-garde approach questions what illustration is and what it could be. It underlines the importance of experimenting, spontaneity and, playfulness, pushing you to get out of your comfort zone.”
“Painting connects me to the present and allows me to fully express myself, so a course in it was a no-brainer. I looked around a lot of places, but Brighton Uni had a uniquely homely quality about it. The studios are spacious yet intimate and I remember seeing it for the first time and feeling very comfortable”
“I chose to study Fashion at University of Brighton because of the course’s smaller size, the placement yeas, Brighton’s reputation as a sustainable and community focussed city and its close proximity to London.” Read More
“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.”
“My experience at Brighton has been most importantly, fun. Despite the more recent online learning delivery, the third floor at Mithras House has been a playground of exploration and development for the various projects we undertook.”
“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.”
“The university has offered me so much, not only through the tutoring I have received, but also in the opportunities it has exposed me to, alongside meeting other incredible artists I share a course with. Brighton really has shown me what can be done with painting and how open for exploration the practice truly is.”
“I would not be in the position I am at the moment, mentally or professionally, if it was not for the efforts and attention I have received throughout my time at the University of Brighton studying the Media, Industry and Innovation course!”
“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.”
“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.“
“My time at the University of Brighton has been an eye-opening and artistically inspiring three years. The tutors have pushed my creativity to the edge and given me brilliant guidance throughout the modules. My work has excelled and innovated past anything I could have imagined.”
“To be surrounded by so many talented artists of all disciplines, inspires me every day. When work can seem difficult, it is wonderful to remind myself how lucky I am to be doing what I love and painting for my degree.”
“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.”
“The course has not only offered me the ability to explore my creativity, but also has a focus on technical skill and commercial appeal.”
“I was steered towards this course by a tutor on my foundation, I looked at loads of different similar courses but Brighton combined good facilities, fun projects, and a great location.”
“The course and the opportunities available through the work placement year has enabled me to open doors for my career and understand my own creative practice through practical experience.” Read More
Valerie is showing in Antisocial Isolation, a group exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, which brings together a collection of some of the most exciting early-career artists working today.
Visitors can now come and see work by students in our Dorset Place gallery, just off Edward Street in the centre of Brighton. Read More
Follow the course for student work, exhibitions and events, and graduate and staff news. Read More
Virgilio Ferreira who graduated from the University’s of Brighton’s Photography MA in 2012 is director of the Portuguese biennial opening on 14 May – and work by Photography lecturer Xavier Ribas and graduate Lisa Barnard will be on display. 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!
Will, a video installation artist, will be teaching on Brighton’s Fine Art Painting BA(Hons).
Photographers Emily Graham, Murray Ballard and Matthew Broadhead have all carved out artistic careers in photography since leaving Brighton and are contributing to this event considering how photographers and photography practice develops and responds to the rural. Read More
Check out the video news channel contributed to by students on our Journalism and Sports Journalism courses. Read More
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
Laura triumphed in the Portfolio category with images from a variety of personal projects – she said “I believe images need to captivate and evoke emotion, and so, with every frame I shoot, I consider the elements within the frame and outside it.”
Read our interview with second year Product Design student Kyle Withey on why he chose the degree and his experience of the course.
Our fabulous Fine Art Painting BA(Hons) has a new Instagram feed – follow them for images of student work, studio shots, student takeovers and events and exhibitions news. Read More
A Brighton company founded by graduate Tom Meades is pioneering the use of old e-bike batteries to power portable music speakers made from waste plastic. Read More
The course’s virtual exchange with the University of Florida was Highly Commended in the Innovation of the Year category for providing a new teaching and learning cross-cultural experience for students to develop their skills in a live virtual environment. Read More
Principal Lecturer Simon McEnnis discusses the future of sports journalism. Read More
Journalism student Jenny Bathurst has been writing for us about pandemic life since lockdown began back in March last year. Read More
Joe Harbert, Sport Journalism MA student, on winning the Best Online News Site award at the 2020 Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) awards. Read More
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
Emma Charles, who studied Photography at Brighton, has work featured in Doc Fortnight 21 MoMa’s 20th edition of its annual showcase of innovative nonfiction film which runs from 18 March – 5 April 2021. Read More
US President Joe Biden pledged to “defend the truth” as he was sworn into power yesterday. Read More
Our Sport Journalism BA(Hons) programme’s virtual exchange partnership with University of Florida has been shortlisted for Innovation of the Year in the 2020 National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Awards for Excellence. Read More
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.
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
Check out the final projects made by our students who graduated in 2020. Read More
Interested in studying our fine art film course, Moving Image BA(Hons)? Check out the Insta feed and Facebook page. 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
Ventures into Perception featuring work by students Jo Bell, Amber Franks and Trisha Stone is now live. Read More
Visit the exhibition site and see work by eight of our talented postgraduate students, live until 5 March.
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
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 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