University of Brighton

The College of Arts nurtures excellence in the visual and performing arts, architecture, design, art and design history, media studies, moving image and film studies, literature, languages and humanities, and provides a world-leading research environment for the arts.  A part of Brighton since 1859, the university has been guided by its original ethos to become the diverse, multidisciplinary institution that it is today.

With 20,700 students studying across five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, the university community demonstrates civic responsibility across the south coast and beyond.

Fashion design at the University of Brighton is known for an exciting and energetic design philosophy, fashion research excellence and strong links with the fashion industry. Graduates from both the fashion and textiles courses are employed in prestigious fashion houses worldwide and have established their own companies and design labels. 

Textiles at the University of Brighton fosters world-leading research that includes cutting-edge textile technologies, sustainable textiles, as well as a strong tradition of the social and historical understanding of textile use and manufacture. They aim to maintain strong links with industry in both our research and our textiles degree courses.

Taught courses are developed within this progressive research context and allow undergraduate textile students to specialise in knit, print and weave. Graduates from the textiles courses are employed in prestigious fashion houses worldwide and have established their own companies and design labels.

Courses Overview: Undergraduate & Postgraduate 

Fashion with Business Studies BA (Honours) 
Fashion with Business Studies MDes 
Textiles with Business Studies BA (Honours) 
Textiles with Business Studies MDes 

Notary Alumni

Julien Macdonald, Fred Butler, Denise Ho, Michelle Walker, Sarah Arnett, MAry Barker, Caroline Broadhead and many more. 

Life In Brighton 

The University of Brighton takes its name from one of the most diverse and energetic cities in the UK. There is so much going on that it's hard to sum the city up in a few words, but it's Brighton's relaxed and forward-thinking attitude that makes it such a compelling place to be. The university is spread across the city from the seafront to the South Downs and also has campuses further along the coast in Eastbourne and Hastings.

Tuition and Scholarship Informatio

Information on bursaries, scholarships, student finance and tuition fees for all our undergraduate, postgraduate and international students can be found here

Graduate Shows & Fashion Films