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Faculty of Arts Graduate Show 2014


For nine days this summer (7-15 June 2014) the entire Grand Parade campus was open to the public - a huge art gallery showing a range of work by students from art, design and architecture courses. And this year also saw the opening of the Brighton Waste House.

Below Watch a film about the 2014 graduate show

Below For the first time ever, our Fashion & Business graduates' catwalk show was streamed live from the Truman Brewery in London.


Below, we've collected social media posts from students, staff, media and the public to give you a flavour of the exciting and inspirational event as it happened.


The University of Brighton Graduate Show receives fantastic national press coverage from the likes of The Guardian and Creative Review.


The private view is a huge celebration for final year students - on the night we gave a virtual Twitter tour of the galleries as students, parents, guardians, VIPs, staff and invited guests arrived to see the collected work.

From Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake and Emily Gravett to John Vernon Lord, George Hardie and Jasper Goodall, those who've contributed to the Illustration programme at Brighton are legendary. Meet some of our former Illustration students here.

Find out about studying Illustration BA(Hons) at Brighton


Our Design & Craft graduates have gone on to work with individuals and companies such as Nokia, Tom Dixon, Antony Gormley, Nike, Anish Kapoor, Studio Troika, Donna Karen, Jason Bruges, Levis, Adidas, Paul Smith, Yamaha, BBC, Virgin, MGM, Warner Brothers, The BBC, Disney and the Science and Natural History Museums.

Find out about studying 3D Design and Craft BA(Hons)/MDes at Brighton


Undergraduate and postgraduate Photography alumni have been successful in many of the most prestigious photography awards including the Guardian Student Media Awards, the Terry O'Neill Photography Award and the former Jerwood Photography Awards.

Find out about studying Photography BA(Hons) at Brighton

 Our Textiles with Business Studies courses prepare you to become a versatile textiles practitioner, able to work with printed, knitted or woven textiles for industry.

Find out about studying Textiles with Business Studies BA/MDes at Brighton


Fine Art Painting graduate Charlie Schaffer won the young artist category as part of the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2014 - and he's part of Sky Arts' Young Portrait Artist of the Year 2014 television series. His portfolio can be seen here.



Brighton's Fine Art Painting BA(Hons) is one of the few courses in the UK that offers specialist study in the subject. All studio lecturers are established professional painters, guaranteeing that you are taught by tutors with specific and up-to-date knowledge of the medium.

Find out about studying Fine Art Painting BA(Hons) at Brighton



The University of Brighton offers RIBA Architecture courses as well as Interior Architecture, which focuses on the interaction between people and space, linking with ideas in contemporary culture.

Find out about studying Interior Architecture BA(Hons) at Brighton



The Architecture course has a strong studio culture and camaraderie is encouraged throughout the course as students learn through a series of site-specific live projects. You can meet some of our students here.



Brighton's Fine Art Performance BA(Hons) course helps you to develop the practical skills and vocabulary to make your own creative work and prepares you to think critically. Students explore immersive environments, participatory interactions, live presence and choreographed screen and sound.

Find out about studying Fine Art Performance BA(Hons) at Brighton



Explore more student work on the Class of 2014 blog.

The Graduate Show encompasses our Fashion with Business Studies course which had its own catwalk show, streamed live, as well as an exhibition as part of Graduate Fashion Week, both in east London.



Our fashion students received great press coverage this year. Dazed featured Dean Jennings, Alice Verrall and Dan Cao.


Students and staff shared images via social media from all of the events using the #gradshow14 hashtag:




Huge effort goes into the event, before during and after. The public reaction speaks for itself: 


During the 2014 Grad Show the Brighton Waste House was completed and opened its doors to visitors - it received some great press attention and a mention from supporter Green party MP Caroline Lucas:



The Grad Show will be back again in June 2015 but in the meantime keep checking for cultural events at the University of Brighton - from talks, to exhibitions, to festivals.

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