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Hans Brinker Budget Trophy 2015

Five BA (Hons) Fine Art students were selected to take part in the annual Hans Brinker budget Trophy in Amsterdam.

The work is exhibited in the Hans Brinker Hostel, a yearly exhibition that attracts a huge crowd to the opening night. The winner is chosen by public vote, and is given the prestigious trophy and 5000€.  The budget trophy is the largest student Fine Art prize in Europe, and the students were extremely honoured to be put forward for it. Students Curtly Adams, Leandro Alenfel, Carrie Mason, Seung Chan Baek and Anna Moss joined students from five other UK and Dutch renowned art colleges in presenting their work.

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Do what you love and amazing things can happen…

Did you know, the UK’s Creative Industries, which includes the film, television and music industries, are now worth £76.9 billion per year to the UK economy?

This massive contribution is an all-time high and equates to £8.8m per hour, or £146,000 every single minute.

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BA (Hons) Fashion receives the Creative Skillset Tick

BA (Hons) Fashion has been recognised with the highly influential quality mark for education and training, the Creative Skillset Tick.

AUB will receive recognition for the course at an event in London next week attended by fashion industry and educational leaders and will receive the award at a ceremony at the headquarters of Channel 4.

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Interior Architecture alumnus has teamed up with AFC Bournemouth Footballer

Katie Thomas graduated from BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design in 2014 and has now completed a Masters in Architecture: Spatial Practices. Katie has recently partnered with Tyrone Mings, an AFC Bournemouth Footballer.

“Having finished my studies at AUB in September, I have started an Interior Design and Architecture practice, KTM Design.  I have always planned to start my own business, but towards the end of my MA course a local investor contacted me expressing an interest in starting an interior design and property development company together, so I jumped at the opportunity. The investor is AFC Bournemouth footballer Tyrone Mings, who also has a long-standing passion for property, and worked as a mortgage advisor before becoming a professional footballer.

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Illustration alumnus features in Amelia’s Magazine Colouring Book

BA (Hons) Illustration alumnus, Laura Schofield’s work is featured in upcoming Amelia’s Magazine ‘Colourful Colouring Companion: Adult Colouring Book’.

Laura was approached by Amelia about the colouring book after her work had been seen at the 2015 Illustration graduate show.

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BA (Hons) Acting Course Leader nominated in The Game Awards 2015

BA (Hons) Acting Course Leader, Doug Cockle, has been nominated in The Game Awards 2015.

Doug voiced Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which was released in May. He has now been nominated, alongside four others, in the category for Best Performance..

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Film Production graduate works on Spectre

BA (Hons) Film Production alumnus Sam Hodge graduated in 2014 and has gone on to work at renowned VFX company, Industrial Light & Magic.

We caught up with him to see what he’s been up to since graduating from AUB:

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International win for Animation ‘Riflesso’

BA (Hons) Animation Production 2015 graduate animation ‘Riflesso’ has won the Student Traditional Animation award at the 2015 World Animation Celebration international short film festival.

Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine, the presenters of the 2015 World Animation Celebration international short film festival, have confirmed the winners of this year’s event. WAC 2015 took place over the weekend, hosted by Sony Pictures Animation at its lot in Culver City.

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AUB selected to represent Best of GFW at Houses of Parliament

Arts University Bournemouth have been selected to represent the Best of Graduate Fashion Week at the Houses of Parliament on 5th November.

The event will showcase 6 collections in total, with AUB being represented by BA (Hons) Fashion graduate, Poppy Russell.

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Animation Alumnus secures place at Aardman Academy

BA (Hons) Animation Production alumnus, Abby Austin, has secured a place at Aardman Academy.

Abby graduated in 2015 and has now started on the Certificate in Character Animation course, which trains a selection of talented and enthusiastic new students to meet the growing demand for animators in the UK.

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Acting Alumnus talks stunt training and acting

BA (Hons) Acting alumnus John Macdonald spoke to us about how he balances stunt work, set backs and acting after graduating in 2012.

“So after graduating I went and did a stint with Vienna’s English Theatre touring Austria, which was a great experience. Straight after coming back I got involved in a little film I had high hopes for that unfortunately never made it past the development stages, which was quite a hit and I split with my agent at the time because of it. Not the end of the world though. In this industry you get setbacks all the time. It’s all about how you deal with them. This acting set back did, however, make me think I might need to take the stunt option a bit more seriously.

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Graphic Design student wins JDO RAW competition

Second year BA (Hons) Graphic Design student Kieran James has won the Ministry of Sound JDO RAW competition.

The competition was to discover the nation’s most forward thinking graphic design student who was able to combine intelligent branding with trailblazing creativity. Kieran will have the chance to see his design on the cover of the 2016 edition of the Ministry of Sound’s flagship compilation series, The Annual. Alongside seeing his design on the shop shelves, he will also receive a cash prize and a two month paid placement at JDO.

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