2019 was an incredible year for our creative community.
We were named Top Modern University in the South West, and climbed up the national rankings to be a top 50 university in The Sunday Times Good University Guide. We celebrated our graduating students, and welcomed fashion Designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, architect Mike Davies CBE, Morph creator Peter Lord CBE, and BSO Chief Executive Dougie Scarfe as Honorary Fellows.
We achieved Eco Campus Platinum, due to our provision of sustainable initiatives including coffee cup recycling points, an electric car in the university fleet and a charity drop off point for clothes and books, too. In October as part of AUB Human (an initiative which encourages social, ethical and sustainable creative practice), we bought artist Michael Pinsky’s ground-breaking Pollution Pods from the New York’s UN Climate Action Summit to Brownsea Island in Dorset.
To celebrate our student and graduate achievements in 2019, we’ve compiled a 12 news stories to keep us inspired in the new year.
As we’re only sharing a small selection of our stories, don’t forget to explore our news for more!
2019 marked the 60th anniversary of Barbie!
To celebrate, our BA (Hons) Costume and BA (Hons) Performance Design and Film Costume students created a video showcasing her diverse range of careers and outfits.
After graduating in 2018, BA (Hons) Acting Alumna Yvonne Grundy landed a major part in the new Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie. She voices Nia, the Kenyan train.
BA (Hons) Modelmaking students were big winners at this year’s New Blades Modelmaking showcase in London!Read more
This year, Fashion students worked with the iconic Vivienne Westwood brand to develop a sustainable solution to fashion design.Read more
BA (Hons) Dance has had a great couple of years! In 2018, they saw their first year of graduates and this year they received 100% for overall student satisfaction on the National Student Survey.Read more
A group of photography students and graduates exhibited their work alongside MA Commercial Photography course leader, Professor Paul Wenham-Clarke as part of the National Portrait exhibition.Read more
At the Olivier Awards in April, three BA (Hons) Acting alumni won the ‘Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre’ award for the their play, Flesh and Bone.
At the start of the year we welcomed alumni, friends and past staff back to campus to celebrate 25 years of BA (Hons) Creative Events Management; one of the oldest courses of its kind in the UK.Read more
To kick-off our 12 days of creativity, we’re looking back at our BA (Hons) Fine Art students. A group of eight worked with Course Leader Richard Waring created a new ident for ITV’s broadcast channels.Read more