Summer Shows 2018

Course news - Arts University Bournemouth

AUB Officially the Best Graduate Collection of Graduate Fashion Week 2018!

AUB Fashion are delighted to have won the Gold Award at London Graduate Fashion Week this year, and scooped a total of seven awards, making AUB officially the best graduate collection of 2018!

Each year Graduate Fashion Week take over London’s East End Truman Brewery to host the biggest and most exciting catwalk showcasing student talent. Four days of catwalk shows featuring each university take place, followed by a Gala Awards ceremony with categories judged by industry leaders.

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A Woman’s Place

Level 4 Costume students explore the Woman’s Place in society in a contemporary, and often satirical, take on 1950’s domestic adverts.

As part of the Exploring Interpretation unit, A Woman’s Place is a collaboration between first-year BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design interpretation students, final-year scenographers and supervisors, and AUB Photography staff. The students made costumes for each other interpreted from designs based on early to mid-1950’s dress, with a nod towards Horrockses, who famously utilised bold floral and stripe prints in their popular cotton dresses.

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Edgar Wright, renowned Film Director, Sceenwriter and Producer, returns to AUB

Dorset-born filmmaker, Edgar Wright, best known for his critically acclaimed films Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, and his most recent Box Office hit, Baby Driver, returned to Arts University Bournemouth to share anecdotes about his college days.

Wright was born in Poole and grew up in Swanage and Somerset. He speaks fondly of his childhood days, telling students “some of the earliest stuff I made has an escapist element to it, because I grew up in Dorset and Somerset“. He studied a National Diploma in Audio-Visual Design at AUB (Bournemouth and Poole College as it was then) between 1992-1994, before going on to make his first feature film, A Fistful of Fingers, shortly after in 1995.

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Student Animation ‘The Potion Controversy’ Wins at AIAF

Student animation, The Potion Controversy, has won ‘Best of International Student Animation’ at the 2018 Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF).

Created by third year BA (Hons) Animation Production student, Oscar Stockdale, The Potion Controversy (2017) is a short animation about a dictator who ‘learns the hard way’.

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Graduate Animations Liv and Vida to screen at Anima Mundi Animation Festival

2017 graduate animations Liv and Vida, have been selected for screenings at the 26th International Animation Festival of Brazil, Anima Mundi.

Vida will be screened in the Panorama programme, while Liv will take part in the Animation Course/Student programme. The annual festival takes place in various Brazillian cities across 2018. Firstly, in Rio de Janeiro from 24th to 29th July, and then in São Paulo from 1st to 5th August. In addition, Anima Mundi will also hold a show in Brasilia, where part of the programme presented at Anima Mundi will be shown.

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Animation Production shortlisted for the RTS National Awards

Following a regional win at the RTS Student Awards in Winchester earlier this year, BA (Hons) Animation Production graduation film ‘Liv’ has now been shortlisted for the national RTS competition.

The 2017 graduate Animation film follows the character, Liv, who is terminally ill and decides to go back to her roots to live out the rest of her life in the wild. Liv was written and directed by BA (Hons) Animation Production graduate, Sunniva Fluge Hole.

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Illustration Student wins D&AD Award

Third-year BA (Hons) Illustration student, Deniz Gunsav has been selected as one of six winners of the Hotel Indigo D&AD Brief.

The prestigious D&AD New Blood Awards recognise young up-and-coming creatives. Deniz’ submission, ‘Stone Guests’, plays with the idea of classic luxury and modern conveniences, alluding to both being available at the Hotel Indigo.

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Aisthetikos – Athens residency for first-year Fine Art students

Fine Art Course Leader Richard Waring and Graduate in Residence, Joe Morgan, along with ten first-year students travelled to Athens for a situated pedagogy project entitled ‘Aisthetikos.’

The group were based at the well-known Athenian cultural centre called Six d.o.g.s which has a project space, a bar and is an international music venue.

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AUB Highlighted in Tech Nation Report

AUB’s significant involvement with industry is celebrated in the latest Tech Nation report for 2018.

The in-depth report, released on 17 May 2018, is part of a ground-breaking annual series that evaluates digital tech activity from all over the country and makes data comparisons.

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Frankenstein Unbound Conference

An Interdisciplinary Conference Exploring Mary Shelley and Gothic Legacies

On the 31st October and 1st November 2018, AUB and St Peter’s Church, in association with Bournemouth University, are teaming up to celebrate the bicentenary of Frankenstein. Influential around the world, the 1818 masterpiece, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, is Mary Shelley’s most iconic work and continues to inspire new generations of fans.

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Student Competition Winner’s Work Experience at Heatherwick Studio

AUB graduate, Julia Mulders was recently selected to begin work experience at the innovative Heatherwick studio in central London.

Graduating last year, Julia was lucky enough to secure her placement after winning gold at the 2017 Creative Conscience Awards, in which she was recognised for her exemplary work into the alleviation of malnutrition in rural Zambia. Read more on Julia’s win here.

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BA Summer Shows 2018

Friday 8th June – Friday 15th June

It’s that time of year again when our campus transforms into the biggest gallery in the South-West for BA Summer Show season. Our hardworking graduates have been producing some truly innovative work, the results of which will be debuted at this year’s exhibitions across campus.

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