Brent is the Head of Department for the Art and Music department and sits on the Academic Leadership Team for the university, and so is responsible for overseeing the operational running of the university’s creative courses within the arts, design, fashion music, performance and interior design provision at the, as well as such outward facing projects as RE:SO. He is the department’s Strategic Lead for Internationalisation and so has oversight of the department’s operations for recruitment & student/staff exchange programs across Europe and the Far East, as well as the department’s franchised courses in Portugal, China and India.
He has over 25 years of teaching experience across a range of creative undergraduate and postgraduate courses both here in the UK and internationally; this combined with extensive industry knowledge accumulated over a 25-year career in the creative sector has been used to deliver a both vocational and meaningful student experience. Leading to innovative curriculum transformation for courses, both undergraduate and postgraduate.
Brent is an experienced External Examiner, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an artist, creative director, and practice-based-research scholar.
MA Graphic Design, London College of Communication
PGCLT(HE), Southampton Solent University
Fellow of HEA
Creative Practitioner and Consultant
2007 - 2013
Marketing and design consultation to companies, B2B and B2C, across a wide range of sectors. Whilst maintaining and promoting 30+ independent blogs, online magazines and websites, designed to market and promote 3rd party client services and products.
2000 – 2007
Establishing and leading an award-winning full-service advertising & marketing agency in the South West, servicing both local and national clients, from start-up to 15 plus staff spread over studio, marketing, new business development and a turnover in excess of £500K. Services provided included, marketing, graphic design for print, public sector newspapers and national magazines, web design, eCommerce, and database-driven web solutions, as well as outdoor advertising, radio and TV commercials.
Senior Graphic Designer
The Times and The Sunday Times
1986 – 2000
Graphic design and photo editing across the newspapers and magazines within the group.