Our talented Product Design students are holding a Work in Progress show at 4pm on Thursday 23 March. If you’d like to find out more about the range of projects each year group are working on at the moment, come along to the heavy engineering building and have a look around.
Category: Product design
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We have a number of events for offer holders and applicants giving you the chance to chat to staff and students to help you in your decision making. They’re a great way to learn more about the course you have applied for and get to know us better.
When you book we’ll show you relevant dates for your course and which campus to come to. You can also check the campus where your course is based using our course finder.
- 22 March – Moulescoomb campus applicant event for architecture, technology and engineering; business and law; applied sciences; humanities and social science; media
- 22 April- Moulescoomb campus applicant event for architecture, technology and engineering; business and law; applied sciences; humanities and social science; media
About your applicant event
Our applicant days vary but typically include a subject session, an interactive session, facilities tour, student experience talk, campus tour and accommodation tour.
You can also find out more about student life through our advice desks which are available on the day.
Brighton degree show dates announced for 2023
The University of Brighton’s graduate shows have been announced for 2023 – the undergraduate shows kick off on 3rd June 2023 and the MA show starts on 7th July.
Which courses exhibit in the University of Brighton graduate show?
Graduates from the following courses will be showing their work at the University of Brighton’s 2023 graduate show:
- Architecture BA(Hons)
- 3D Design & Craft BA(Hons)
- Art History and Visual Culture BA(Hons)
- Fashion Design with Business Studies BA(Hons)
- Textiles Design with Business Studies BA(Hons)
- Fashion Communication with Business Studies BA(Hons)
- Fine Art Painting BA(Hons)
- Fine Art Printmaking BA(Hons)
- Fine Art BA(Hons)
- Graphic Design BA(Hons)
- Illustration BA(Hons)
- Interior Architecture BA(Hons)
- Animation BA(Hons)
- Games Art and Design BA(Hons)
- Design for Digital Media BA(Hons)
- Fashion and Design History BA(Hons)
- Film BA(Hons)
- Film and Screen Studies BA(Hons)
- Digital Music and Sound Arts BA(Hons)
- Media Studies BA(Hons)
- Media, Industry and Innovation BA(Hons)
- Media Production BA(Hons)
- Music Business and Media BA(Hons)
- Photography BA(Hons)
- Product Design BSc
Brighton allowed me to be extremely creative and just pretty weird
We spoke to Alex Witty, who graduated in 2022 with a Product Design BSc(Hons), and is the Founder of The Piezo Project, to find out about his Brighton Effect story.
Q: How did your experience at Brighton bring you to where you are now personally or professionally?
Brighton enabled me to think freely and really explore my true interests and passions, which enabled me to grow in confidence and start my own business off the back of my final year project. Brighton allowed me to be extremely creative and frankly, just pretty weird which allowed me to explore my passions without any judgment but instead, support and backing. I can say for sure that without being at the University of Brighton I would not be doing my dream job right now in running my own business.
Q: Share a memory from your time at Brighton:
One of my favourite moments at Brighton came during my final year in lockdown actually. I was in a house just off Lewes road with three of my best mates (and also coursemates) and I was just hit by a wave of happiness one random day as we all emerged from our rooms to converge in the living room to work on our final year project. Everyone was doing completely different projects but all trying to work together in the same space. For example, John was on a zoom with the founder of Club Penguin whilst Fergus was holding himself upside down on some handstand bars he’d made in the workshop and Gamal was 3D printing a water fuelled oscillating shark for his weekly catch-up meeting. I remember looking up from my laptop and noticing the hilarity in the stark difference in interests between me and my friends and how The University of Brighton had brought us all together into this shared space to explore our weird and wonderful passions together. I think perhaps the cabin fever of lockdown twinned with the sleepless nights caused by final year deadline stress made this memory a lot funnier in my head, but hopefully, a slither of that comes across through this story.
Q: Tell us something you are proud of that you have achieved since graduating:
Launching my own business in 2021 after building the foundations in my final year at University is something I’m immensely proud of. I’ve been able to involve my parents in my work which has been incredibly rewarding as well as being able to work alongside designers and artists that I referenced and wrote about in my dissertation.
Q: What does success mean to you?
Success to me means saying you’re going to do something and going through with it and getting it done. It may well not bear fruit but at least you have exhausted that avenue and you know more for it now. Ultimately, if you are improving exponentially day after day, whether it be tightening up your sleep pattern or simply eating cleaner, I think one should only judge success based on one’s previous self, any external comparison is mentally taxing, unjust and destructive.
Q: What wisdom or advice do you have for someone embarking on their own Brighton journey?
Try as many different interests, passions, and curiosities as possible. Don’t be scared of rejection, failure, or embarrassment because ultimately no one cares or remembers what you do besides you. Everyone is too worried about what they’re doing to worry about what you are doing or did. Embrace the uncomfortable, explore your limits, and delve into your curiosities.
Brighton graduate celebrates as mindfulness product for kids hits the shelves
“It’s crazy to think that a small sketch during my degree has turned into a product that is now on the market. It’s an inventor’s dream!”
That is the view of University of Brighton graduate and entrepreneur Liam Murphy, who celebrates a major milestone this week as his mindfulness product for kids goes on sale.
Liam has launched his product, The Stix Mindfulness Remotes, to market on 2 February 2023 with the aim of improving children’s mental wellbeing through fun, interactive mindfulness activities.Continue reading “Brighton graduate celebrates as mindfulness product for kids hits the shelves”
Masters and Undergraduate design students exhibit at London Design Festival 2022
Over 1500 visitors came to see graduates from our Sustainable Design MA and Product Design with Professional Experience BSc (Hons) courses showcase their projects in the Design District on the Greenwich peninsula opposite the O2. Continue reading “Masters and Undergraduate design students exhibit at London Design Festival 2022”
Need to submit a portfolio? Watch our film for tips and advice
University of Brighton staff explain what you should include in your portfolio for art and design courses when applying for uni – and students give TIPS on what they included in theirs.
Continue reading “Need to submit a portfolio? Watch our film for tips and advice”
University of Brighton trio aiming for Commonwealth Games success
Alumna Jessica Gordon-Brown is one of three people linked to University of Brighton joining Team England for the Commonwealth Games starting in Birmingham this week.
Jess, who graduated in 2018 with BSc (Hons) Product Design with Professional Experience, will compete for Team England in the 59kg category, where she is also ranked number one in the UK. Jess’s best in-competition total is 202kg, made at the England Commonwealth Trials with a 91kg snatch and a 111kg clean and jerk. Continue reading “University of Brighton trio aiming for Commonwealth Games success”
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. Continue reading “Graduates 2022: Emily Sizeland: Product Design with Professional Experience”
Graduates 2022: Ross Campbell: Product Design
Continue reading “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.