There’s more than one route into studying in our creative community. From Evening & Saturday Courses, to Foundation and BA courses, to research degrees, you’ll find a path through AUB that suits you. Simply select the course level you’d like to study.
BA (Hons) Textiles student, Chloe Farrington, completes two week placement with Kate Westcott.
BA (Hons) Textiles student, Meghann Newcombe, recently completed a placement at Mistral, a womenswear brand based in Wiltshire, known for their illustrative and playful print designs.
BA (Hons) Textiles student, Jess Way, recently completed a four-week internship at Burberry.
"I’m focusing on Animation. I always wanted to do animation, I feel like it’s an important part of every childhood. It’s a huge industry right now, whether it’s 2D or 3D."
“I’m focusing on Architecture. I actually had an Interior Architecture degree before I came here, so I want to try and go into the second year directly.
“Design is not the only thing, it’s thinking beyond design and making models. This course has really helped me with this.
“Right now, I’m focusing on Costume Design, and maybe a little bit of Fashion. I already came here with the idea that I wanted to study Costume Design, but also came with an open mind. Maybe I’d end up trying something else I hadn’t taken into consideration.
“I really enjoyed the movie making, it was really fun. I wouldn’t say that it was enough to change my ideas of what I want to study in the future, but it was fun to do. Screen printing was really fun too. I like to paint and do art, and that was a technique that I’ve always wanted to try.
“My pathway is Film Production, I’m focusing on everything relating to Film. I like working on Film, from the pre-production to post-production stages.
“This course gave me the chance to practice everything, both in a group or on my own projects, which has really helped.
BA (Hons) Fine Art alumni, Emma McKinney, tells us about life after university…
Emma graduated from the BA (Hons) Fine Art course at AUB in 2015. Since March 2016, she has been working at Eastside Projects, an artist-run organisation based in a gallery in Birmingham.
“Back in 2006 I was one of the fortunate AUB grads who started their careers on Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist. After a year in live-action props, I couldn’t resist the chance to work on a 2D feature, initially as a layout artist and then as an animation assistant within a talented international team.
“This led to a move to Paris for more exciting projects, such as the pilots of Longway North and Red Turtle, a supervisory role in the Philippines, and one apartment move too many! So I headed back to London in 2013 and the jobs have steadily rolled in. It seems that software such as TVPaint has helped rejuvenate the 2D industry.
He first worked as a story artist on the award winning TV series ‘Shaun the Sheep’ before going on to the feature film story crew, working on the Oscar nominated feature animation ‘Pirates in and Adventure with Scientists’. Following his work on Pirates he then worked on the Oscar and BAFTA nominated ‘Shaun the Sheep: the Movie’.