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Feelgood film of the year

Mark Blaney, a graduate of the Arts University Bournemouth, is celebrating as his new film, 'Africa United', goes on general release in UK cinemas.

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Costume Graduate wins Emmy Award

2010 has been an amazingly successful year for graduates of the BA (Hons) Costume with Performance Design course at Arts University Bournemouth.

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Graduate works on Academy Award-winning Toy Story 3

Animation graduate Andrew Grisdale is now a full time layout artist at Pixar, working on the camera work and choreography for computer-generated films.

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It’s a “Pure Funk” Win at The Royal Television Society Awards

2010 graduation films Pure Funk was awarded the Best Student Animation Award at the Royal Television Society Student Awards for the Southern Region.

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Graphic Design Graduate Goes Galactic

Toby Tinsley, one of the very first graduates of the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course in 1997, is celebrating the news that his design, 'Galactic Girl' will adorn the nose cone of two of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic shuttles due to fly to the moon as early as 2009.

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Simon Beaufoy wins OSCAR for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Renowned screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, a graduate of the Arts Institute at Bournemouth was awarded an OSCAR for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film 'Slumdog Millionaire' at the Academy Awards in Hollywood last night.

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Acting Alumnus to star in West End musical

A graduate from the BA (Hons) Acting course at Arts University Bournemouth is celebrating after landing her first professional stage role in the West End, playing the schoolgirl Thea in the British production of the award winning American Musical 'Spring Awakening'.

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Graduate’s design on 6.5 million bottles of beer

Simon, who studied BA (Hons) Photography at the AUB, was announced as one of four winners of the Beck’s Canvas Competition 2008.  His winning design, ‘Duckrabbit’, was printed on to the bottles completing a unique set of limited edition labels.  His label explores ideas of perception – do you see a duck or a rabbit?  Here Simon tells us a little about his time at the AUB, what it was that inspired him to create the ‘Duckrabbit’ and how it felt to have his work mass-produced on a beer bottle…

“The BA (Hons) Photography course at the Arts University provided a solid foundation to my developing practice; introducing me to the necessary interplay between theory and practice; thinking photography and its role in contemporary practice. I graduated from the AUB in 2004, my undergraduate photographs were published in Source magazine and my moving image work shown at the Open Eye gallery in Liverpool.  I also applied to the Royal College of Art and subsequently began my MA in 2005.

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Graduate’s television advert beamed in to space

Matt Bowron a recent graduate from The Arts University Bournemouth is celebrating after winning £20,000 in a national Doritos ‘You make it, we play it’ competition, with his winning advert ‘Tribe’ being shown on national television and even being broadcast in space.

BA (Hons) Photography graduate Matt used stop animation to film the 29 second advert, which shows a packet of Doritos dancing around worshipping a jar of Doritos salsa. The brief given to all the entrants was to create something ‘innovative and creative, with a certain something special’.

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Illustration Alumnus designs product range for Waitrose

Heather Gatley graduated from the BA (Hons) Illustration course in 2006. After being spotted at the annual D&AD New Blood Exhibition, Heather joined illustration agency Artworks and has been with them ever since.

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Modelmaking Graduate wins accolades for work on BBC series

A graduate from The Arts University Bournemouth, Matt Chandler, was flown to Hollywood in January 2008 to accept the award for 'Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series' from the Visual Effects Society, hosted at the legendary Kodak Theatre. The award came as a result of his team's work on the BBC series 'Fight for Life'; with Matt as 'Technical Director - Visual Effects', for Jellyfish Pictures.

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International Alumnus wins Project Runway

“For me it was important to look for a college where I wouldn’t drown among hundreds of students and could establish a relationship with my lecturers. I did some research on Bournemouth and the AUB and decided to give it a try as I fell for its nice location by the sea! I’m glad I did!

The course gave us an introduction to many important aspects of the fashion industry e.g. marketing, business, research etc, which is of great benefit to me now I’m establishing my own brand. The best part was developing patterns with my design teacher at the time, Bashir Aswat. He was real mentor and I am deeply grateful for what he taught me over the years.”

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