If you’ve applied for an undergraduate course starting this September learn more about the course and get to know us better at our events for applicants and offer holders.
Whether you are an art historian or a psychologist, a creative writer or a criminologist, as a student in our school you will be studying in our newly renovated Mithras House building. Why not take a look round?
At Brighton we offer two degrees in this programme area: a Fashion and Design History course and an Art History and Visual Culture course – lecturer Veronica Issac, who has a background in the museum sector and worked for the Department of Theatre and Performance at the V&A Museum, answers key questions on what you can expect at the University of Brighton.
Our history of art and design programme has its own blog where you can see what students are doing on the course, including curating exhibitions and going on placement.
“There is a sense of vintage fashion throughout Brighton and its culture which was of interest to me.” Continue reading “Graduates 2023: Nhung Hoffman: Fashion and Dress History”
My placement encouraged me to look into museum/gallery education and engagement as a potential career in the future. Continue reading “Graduates 2023: Ellie Taylor: Visual Culture”
“This is a great time to network and build connections with fellow students and use resources provided by the university.” Continue reading “Graduates 2023: Sid Upton: Fashion and Dress History”
“On placement my main job was to edit a film of home movies of the seaside that was shown as part of an exhibition at Worthing Museum. Seeing people at the museum watching the film I’d helped make, I felt a real sense of achievement.” Continue reading “Graduates 2023: Kevin Hayes: Visual Culture”
“There is always a solution if anything goes wrong, but in the meantime I just go with the flow and think positively about myself and my work.” Continue reading “Graduates 2023: Martha Doyle: Visual Culture”
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 Eliza who teaches art history, and whose love for the subject stemmed from an interest in literature and poetry.
Nigerian-born Aluko is based in Liverpool, UK, where he worked previously as an architect, and he’ll be joining us to present Tayo Aluko – Art as Weapon: Some Pan Africanist Examples, survey of artists from the African Diaspora who use their arts in the fight against oppression..
History of Art and Design PhD student Jo Lance has drawn on her PhD research to curate an exhibition of vintage hats at Worthing Museum – plus a hat making workshop.
Continue reading “Hats off to HOAD student’s new museum exhibition”
History of Art and Design lecturer Dr Harriet Atkinson story of how a long lost photo album made its back to her was featured on R4.
The exhibition, titled Design Matters, will feature objects chosen by 14 MA and PhD students which they consider to be particularly ingenious examples of design. These objects could be made by the students or something of historical, social or cultural significance. Continue reading “Student-led exhibition explores the nature of design”
The chance discovery of an 1890s poster campaigning for Worthing to have its first public library strikes a chord with public service battles that continue today. Continue reading “HOAD lecturer restores Victorian poster to shed light on historic library battles”
From ‘The Fetishism of Commodities’ and ‘Graphic Interventions’, to ‘The Social Life of Unwanted Things’ and ‘Tracing the pursuit of (modern) happiness’ sign up to what promise to be fascinating events. Continue reading “Lecturers give free online talks as part of University exhibition looking at how objects are seen, from treasures to junk”
The eye-opening history of naturism in 20th century Britain is the subject of a new book by Fashion and Design History lecturer Dr Annebella Pollen. Continue reading “Lecturer’s revealing book about Britain’s historic nudist movement”
Olivia Terry has won two major awards for essays based on her recent graduate dissertation on the Fashion and Dress History degree at University of Brighton. Continue reading “Fashion History graduate awarded for work on Wild West women’s fashion”
Dr Annebella Pollen has teamed up with Historic England to explore pictures taken by the public during the first 2020 lockdown. Continue reading “Fashion and design history lecturer teams up for lockdown photo project”
It was important to me to focus my research on something that felt close to me personally. Continue reading “Graduates 2021: Leonie Houching: History of Art and Design”
Brighton has been the perfect place to study because of the creative and accepting lifestyle here. I love being by the sea and the connections to London are perfect. Continue reading “Graduates 2021: Rachel Ng: Fashion and Dress History”
This experience made me more independent, mature and confident! Continue reading “Graduates 2021: Brigita Litvinovic: History of Art and Design”
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. Continue reading “International Women’s Day: A Conversation with Angela Saini on 10 March, 12noon”
Dr Charlotte Nicklas, course leader for Fashion and Dress History discusses how the Victorians invented much of the commercialised Christmas. Continue reading “Podcast: Victorian invention of Christmas”
Here are a set of short videos by academic staff in the History of Art and Design programme exploring some of the subjects we teach and/or the approaches we use.
Humanities researcher Dr Aakanksha Virkar Yates appears on a BBC Radio 3 documentary this Friday 25 September (midday) to discuss Beethoven’s artistic and philosophical legacy and his influence on politics in the early 20th century. Continue reading “Exploring claims to Beethoven’s legacy”
Dr Lara Perry is Deputy Head of the School of Humanities and is a lecturer on Art Design History. Continue reading “Meet the staff: Lara Perry”
“I’d known I’d wanted to go to university very early on as a teenager.” Continue reading “My Clearing journey: Humanities graduate Olivia Weatherill”
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.
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. Continue reading “Decolonising the Curriculum Issue 3”
I have just handed in my dissertation to complete my BA in English Literature.
Professor Stephen Maddison is Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science. Continue reading “Meet the staff: Stephen Maddison”
“I’ve always been fascinated by the culture that produced the beautiful prints of 18th century Japan, so choosing Japanese prints as my area of study for my dissertation wasn’t hard.” Continue reading “Graduates 2020: Kitty Symington: History of Art and Design”