Great stories inspire people. The following ones are about our Alumni, the awards they’ve won, the things they’ve done and their journeys so far…
On Friday 31st March, The Noematic Collective held a sonic takeover in the Drawing Studio at Arts University Bournemouth.
Sian Hutchings, Graduate in Residence for BA (Hons) Fine Art, founded the collective after starting a sound group open to all students within AUB.
Eight 2016 graduation animations have made it through the initial selection process and are now nominated in several award categories at the Tech-ex Cup International University Student Video Contest .
Competing for the first class award in the ‘Outside Mainland China’ section are Nonsens and Kamigami.
2016 graduation animation Wendell’s Advantageous Adversity has won third place in Canadian student film festival Rising Star.
The annual festival was created by the Robert Thirsk High School Film Club students. It grew out of their passion to make fun and interesting films and videos.
Claire won the Student Category for Film & TV, designing and applying a show-stopping entry based on the theme of the French Revolution.
Wolfgang Tillmans, critically acclaimed Photographer and AUB alumnus, recently visited the University to give a guest lecture to students.
The lecture is part of the BA (Hons) Commercial Photography Guest Speaker programme, which includes speakers from a variety of areas within the creative industries, including set designers, art directors, picture editors, agents, stylists and photographers from a variety of genres.
Films from BA (Hons) Film Production have won in the Royal Television Society Student Awards, Southern Region.
The Village Fate won in the Comedy and Entertainment category, and Bleach in the Drama category. Listen Up Emily was also nominated in Comedy and Entertainment category.
BA (Hons) Acting Alumni Elliot Warren and Olivia Brady’s production, FLESH & BONE will be showing at Pleasance Courtyard at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, having won £10,000 as part of the Charlie Hartill Fund.
The pair started Unpolished Theatre Company in September 2016 and Flesh and Bone is their first show. Described as “A show that gives the gritty residents of an East London Tower Block a stage, through their wickedly eloquent voices we are thrust into their stories, held by the scruff of the neck, and made to listen” FLESH & BONE follows the lives of five characters, three of which are played by AUB Alumni, Elliot Warren, Olivia Brady and Alessandro Babalola.
AUB’s Animation Industry Liaison, Amy Backwell, has won the award for Intern of the Year at Creative and Cultural Skills Awards.
On 20th February, I had the opportunity to run a workshop along with BA (Hons) Fine Art Course Leader Richard Waring and two students helpers (Charles Pritchard & Joe Morgan) for 26 Japanese students from Kyoto University of Art and Design (KUAD).
The day started with a short presentation about the course from Course Leader Richard Waring.
Five graduates from BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design are celebrating success for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, having worked on costumes for the film.
The film won the Oscar for ‘Achievement in Costume Design’ last night.
Who Cares? is a series of talks, workshops and a one day symposium, bringing together award winning industry speakers, alumni and students from Arts University Bournemouth.
Who Cares? will explore how designers can make a positive difference to the lives of others and use their skills as a force for global good. This series of events aims to inspire and challenge designers to consider their own obligation towards social, ethical and sustainable design. The focus of the talks will be to share information, practice and philosophies, and demonstrate the potential for creativity to address the global issues we face today.
International Festival of Animated Films (ANIFILM) has selected the work of recently graduated BA (Hons) Animation students for the International Competition of Student Films.
The animation, entitled Phone, will be screened at the festival, which takes place from the 2nd to 7th May 2017 in the city Třeboň in Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic.