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Chris Shaw Hughes studied at the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts, graduating with a first class Critical Fine Art Practice BA(Hons) in 2008. He followed this by achieving a distinction for his MA Fine Art in 2010.
Born in Margate in 1901, pioneering potter and teacher Norah Braden was the daughter of a lay preacher. Intensely musical as well as artistic, Braden learned to play the violin and was talented enough to reach concert standard; she considered studying music but declined an offer from the Royal College of Music.
"I came to study in Brighton... in order to find the furthest college from my home at which to study art. This method paid off, because I found a truly exceptional and open educational system that has stood me in good stead throughout my art career."
Spencer graduated in 1997 with a BA(Hons) Editorial Photography and quickly became known for his groundbreaking editorial style for The Face and Sleazenation magazines.
Fred Butler studied Fashion Design BA(Hons), graduating in 2003. She is a props stylist and accessories designer with her own company, Fred Butler Style.
Chris Rose (MDesRCA) led Three Dimensional Design and Materials Practice at Brighton between 1994-2007. He moved to a post as Senior Critic in design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence USA, where he became Interim Dean of Graduate Studies in 2008-9.
Stuart Griffiths graduated in 1997. He won the Brighton Photo Fringe Biennale Open award in 2010 for his show Closer and that same year was awarded a bursary from the National Media Museum to make his first book The Myth Of The Airborne Warrior (Photoworks 2011).
Ronald Horton was an artist, collector and highly successful Head of the Art Teacher Training Department at Brighton College of Art from 1944 to 1966. Brighton’s Art Teacher Training Course under Ronald Horton was one of the most successful in Britain, attracting students from all over the world.
"The three year wood, metal, ceramics and plastics course at Brighton Polytechnic was possibly the best thing that ever happened to me and changed my life for the better. I had worked as a graphic designer in Hong Kong for several years and was determined to seek improvement in all aspects of my artistic skills."
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Khan, otherwise known as Bat for Lashes, graduated from the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts with a Performance and Visual Arts BA(Hons).
Painter, art teacher and elder brother of Ronald Horton studied at Brighton School of Art on a scholarship between 1912 and 1916, passing the Department of Education drawing examination with a distinction in 1914.
Chris Riddell studied Illustration at Brighton Polytechnic. He has drawn covers for Punch, Economist, New Statesman and Literary Review. and is Political Cartoonist on the Observer newspaper.
Mike McEvoy is an architect and expert on environmental performance requirements for building components. He is currently running IFORE, a 6.3m euro Interreg research project.
Miles Gould and Pete Dungey both graduated with Graphic Design BA(Hons) in 2010 and now work together as the Oak Design Studio.
Michele graduated in Fashion and Textiles in 1994 and is now a textile designer for a number of high street stores.
Bobby Krlic is an avant-garde musician who studied Visual and Music Arts (BA)Hons.
British ceramic designer Andrew Tanner graduated from the University of Brighton in 1997. His collections have become some of the most recognised ceramics to have emerged from the craft and design scene over the last decade and successfully combine traditional manufacturing with contemporary British design.
Bob Gordon worked at the University of Brighton as a lecturer on graphic design, typography, digitally enhanced and manipulated imagery and the digital assembly of publishing resources within the media of print. He is an author and consultant working in the field of typographic design and education.
Native of Brighton and a teacher at Brighton School of Art in the 1960s, Raymond Briggs trained at the Wimbledon School of Art and the Slade. Since 1957 he has been an illustrator and writer, mainly of children’s books but also adult political satire, stage plays and radio plays, producing iconic work including "The Snowman" and "When the Wind Blows."
Kathryn graduated with a Fine Art Printmaking BA(Hons) degree in 2011 and now works in a studio in South London.
Artist Maisie Broadhead graduated from the Faculty of Arts with a 3D Design BA(Hons) in 2009. After working as a jeweller, Broadhead has begun creating photographs that exist as modern day reinterpretations of historical paintings where jewellery is at the centre of the image’s meaning.