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Students work on live brief with Mollie Regan Textiles

Mollie Regan Textiles, local embroidery specialist producing bespoke hand embroidered interiors fabric tasked level 4 BA (Hons) Textiles students with a live project.

The students were asked to produce designs from a choice of three briefs, and research and develop product material aimed at a specific clientele that the business works with regularly. One of the projects was aimed at a Middle East market so the students had to consider the cultural impact of their designs. The project mirrored how the business reports back to its clients and then takes projects forward to the next stage, so provided the students with valuable industry experience.

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Textiles students work on live brief with Celebration Crackers

Celebration Crackers, a local premier luxury cracker manufacturers, set a live brief for first year BA (Hons) Textiles students.

The company have worked for clients including Selfridges, Liberty and The Conran Shop, and love to be inspired by fresh ideas and creative thinking to create exciting new products for Christmas events and parties worldwide.

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Textiles student shortlisted in Lewis & Wood brief

Third year BA (Hons) Textiles student, Isabelle Marsh, has been shortlisted in brief set by interior print company, Lewis & Wood.

Isabelle’s entry was shortlisted in the final eight, and she attended a private viewing at the Lewis & Wood showroom.

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Textiles students wins Roces Graphic Contest

BA (Hons) Textiles student, Megan Bill, has won in the Roces Graphics Contest 2018.

Megan entered the contest for Roces, a world leader in the design and production of inline and ice skates, after seeing it advertised on Instagram.

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Student film wins three categories at the RTS Awards

BA (Hons) Film Production grad film Bleach won awards in three categories at the national Royal Television Awards held in London earlier this month.

The film follows the story of Jay; an isolated and lost character, leaving home in search of her estranged father and notorious local debt collector, Shane. In an attempt to grow closer to and reconnect with her father Jay enters the local boxing gym scene.

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BA (Hons) Commercial Photography student wins EIZO award for Fashion Film

BA (Hons) Commercial Photography student Johnny Fonseca entered his fashion film Interlude into the EIZO Awards competition after being encouraged to do so by his Course Leader.

Johnny worked with an all AUB student and alumni team to produce the film as he was keen to make use of the resources available and encourage collaboration within AUB.

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AUB awarded Gold Rating in TEF

AUB is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Gold standard rating by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The TEF is a new scheme for recognising excellent teaching, in addition to existing national quality requirements for universities, colleges and other higher education providers.

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Five VFX students hired by Outpost VFX

Five students studying on AUB’s BA (Hons) Visual Effects Design and Production course have been hired by innovative visual effects facility, Outpost VFX.

Located in Bournemouth, Outpost VFX designs and creates innovative visual effects for the film, broadcast and advertising industries. 

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Students take part in Digital Dance workshop

First year BA (Hons) Dance students have taken part in a workshop with digital dance specialist, Wayne Sables.

The aim of the residency was to explore the relationship between dance and digital technologies including film, projection and lighting, as well as to consider how the onlooker might view the work, whether as live or recorded performance.  

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AUB partners with National Writing Day

Arts University Bournemouth has become an official partner of National Writing Day.

Described as ‘a celebration of writing creatively’, National Writing Day is a collaborative initiative between First Story and partner arts and literacy organisations across the UK. It is supported by Arts Council England and Old Possum’s Practical Trust.

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AUB Students take first place at the Kodak Commercial Awards

Third year BA (Hons) Film Production students win three titles at the Kodak/Nahemi Student Commercial awards, including the Overall Winner prize for their commercial ‘The Greatest Adventure of All’.

‘The Greatest Adventure of All’ tells the story of an aspiring female astronaut who is seriously ill. In an advertisement for the British charity Rays of Sunshine the students wanted to convey the mission of the organisation; to grant wishes of sick children. As a charity that depends entirely on the donations of everyday people, they focused on the young girl’s neighbourhood coming together as a community to build her a rocket ship.

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Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Acting stars in Carnival of Objects ‘The Sea’

The Sea, a production by Carnival of Objects is showing at The Shelley Theatre on the 24th and 25th June starring Jonny Hoskins, Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Acting.

The Sea is a haunting yarn set in the wilds of the Western Isles. Beautiful music, grotesque puppetry, mask theatre, poetic verse and evocative soundscapes interact to create an eerie lament of love, brutality and loss.

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