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Peter Henderson, Illustration Graduate, Illustrator and Motion Designer

Peter Henderson graduated from BA (Hons) Illustration in 2017 and has gone on to work as a successful designer. We caught up with him to find out what he had been up to since leaving AUB.

What age were you when you first noticed a passion for Illustration and where did the inspiration come from?

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Michaël Dudok de Wit talks to Animation Production students

On Thursday afternoon over two hundred eager AUB students were seated in the Harbour Room at Bournemouth Life Centre to listen to a talk given by Michaël Dudok de Wit.

The award winning Dutch animator, director and illustrator gave a talk about his career as an independent animator and his most recent project, the animated feature The Red Turtle. The film was co-production between Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

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Suzi Dent, Creative Events Management Graduate, speaks to us about the experience the course gave her

BA (Hons) Creative Events Management alumna, Suzi Dent, graduated from what was then BA (Hons) Arts and Events Management, in 2005. She tells us about her time on the course, and working in the events world.

What age were you when you first noticed a passion for Creative Events Management and where did the inspiration come from?

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Masters of Architecture Thesis Projects

The Architectural Thesis – the final project or the first?

Ed Frith the M.Arch. Course Leader will give an introduction at the launch of this project explaining the professional and academic setting for the context of the Masters, the importance of the quality of making and the Masters potential role in both launching architecture careers, and in its questioning of architecture and its role in society.

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Dance students work on industry projects with Queen Elizabeth’s School, PDSW and the Lila Dance Company

Second year BA (Hons) Dance students were introduced to their new Dance Practitioner unit last week.

This unit gives the dancers the chance to explore ‘real time’ dance industry strands. During the unit launch students were given three options to work on for the term; either working as part of the dance team at Queen Elizabeth’s School (QE) in Wimborne, volunteering as part of the Parkinson’s Dance classes that run at Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) or to work for the Lila Dance Company on a live brief.

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Students work on Live Brief with Sling Studio

Second year BA (Hons) Textiles students were given the opportunity to work on a commercial live project last term.

As part of their Autumn term unit, the project involved working with Sling Studio, a Dorset based company that design and manufacture high-end baby slings and scarfs, inspired by a owner Alicia’s experience of carrying her daughter and her love for textiles.

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Fashion, Architecture and Textiles Collaboration

Students from BA (Hons) Fashion, BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Textiles courses collaborated in cross-course teams responding to a live project based in Poole.

The project takes place between the courses each year, a popular project that has been running for the past six years. Placed into mixed teams students were given a word and a location in Poole to respond to in a creative way.

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Life after AUB for Josepha Sanna

Josepha Sanna works for the Roche Court Educational trust, mainly within outreach for the ARTiculation prize, a programme “designed to give young people a forum in which they are able to express their ideas on art.”

Josepha tells us about her life since gradauting from AUB:

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Illustration Graduate’s Success on Facebook

Jessica Tracey, 2017 BA (Hons) Illustration Graduate, created an animation that received over 245,000 views on Facebook, making it Crohn’s and Colitis UK’s (CCUK) most viewed video of 2017!

Jessica was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease during her first year studying BA (Hons) Illustration at AUB. She decided she wanted to create a short and simple animation that gave an overview of the ways it can impact your life and body.

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Architecture Course Celebrates 10th Birthday

Our BA (Hons) Architecture course has now been running for ten years. To celebrate we hosted the RIBA Wessex Annual Open on campus with members of the course team, Faculty and industry guests attending.

On Thursday 2ndNovember we hosted the RIBA Wessex Annual Open Forum 2017, sponsored by Fineline Aluminium, to celebrate ten years of Architecture courses at AUB. Bournemouth had been without an undergraduate/RIBA Part 1 architecture course between 1971 and 2007, but earlier graduates included Professor Sir Peter Cook RA (awarded, with Archigram, the RIBA Gold Medal 1994) and Sir Michael Hopkins RA (RIBA Gold Medal 1994). The BA (Hons) ARB/RIBA Part 1 course was re-established in 2007 under the course leadership of Principal Lecturer, Simon Beeson, and the M.Arch ARB/RIBA Part 2 was added in 2012, led by Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, Ed Frith.

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Architecture and Textiles students design Christmas Crackers!

Poole based company, Celebration Crackers, visited AUB in December to work on an exciting Christmas project.

First year BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Textiles students collaborated on a live project tasking them with designing new crackers with the luxury cracker company.

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Fine Art: Transmission, a response to Anthony Caro’s Sea Music

Caro’s sculpture, Sea Music, became a stage for a new work combining projection, sound and movement by Richard Waring and Sian Hutchings.

Sea Music is considered an important sculpture created by one of Britain’s greatest sculptors, Anthony Caro, and is the only site-specific public sculpture by the artist in the UK. The piece responds to the waves of boat sails and echoes the sound of the sea.

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