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Costume lecturer has pattern drafting book published

Mandy Barrington, Senior Lecturer for BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design, has published a ground breaking new pattern drafting system for Focal Press, which was released on 16th December.

Stays and Corsets: Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body, goes a step beyond traditional historical costuming texts by not only providing you with historical pattern diagrams and information, but by showing you how to adapt these patterns to the contemporary body shape.

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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) 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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Engaging the Senses: Object-Based Learning in Higher Education

Dr. Kirsten Hardie, National Teaching Fellow and Associate Professor on BA (Hons) Graphic Design has a chapter published in Engaging the Senses edited by Helen J. Chatterjee and Leonie Hannan.

Kirsten told us: “My chapter is Chapter One and is entitled ‘Engaging Learners through Engaging Designs that Enrich and Energise Learning and Teaching’ pp. 21 – 41. I discuss my object based learning and teaching work using objects – notably MoDiP items. A number of photographs courtesy of MoDiP are presented, discussed and acknowledged within the text. “

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What do young planners think?

The October 2015 issue of the RTPI journal ‘The Planner’ features the results of the young planner survey which includes Visiting Tutor Richard Easton as one of the four inspiring...

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Architecture lecturer announced winner of RIBA President’s Research Medal design competition

BA (Hons) Architecture Course Leader, Simon Beeson, has been announced winner of the RIBA President’s Research Medal design competition.

Simon worked alongside medal maker Nicola Moss to design the medal, named ‘Earth and Sky’, which will be presented to the winner of the President’s Awards for Research.

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Visiting Tutor Marisol Malatesta exhibits at 10 Mercosul Biennial

Fine Art Visiting Tutor Marisol Malatesta has been selected to participate at the 10 Mercosul Biennial in Brazil. The exhibition takes place from the 23rd of October until the 6th of December in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

The 10th Mercosul Biennial curatorial project is titled Messages From a New America and focuses only on the art of Latin America, reigniting the initial mission expressed by Frederico Moraes, curator of the 1st Biennial, to “re-write the history of Latin American art from a non-Eurocentric perspective.” More than 20 years later, the Biennial has deeply reevaluated its political perspective by reconsidering the role it plays in the context of hundreds of Biennials existing today around the world. In order to make a more significant contribution to the field of exhibitions, especially those concerning the art of Latin America and including, but not limited to, its reception and legibility, the 10th exhibition brings to the forefront an extensive group of works representing the immense artistic contribution of the entire region.

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Mariele Neudecker MoDiP Residency

Mariele Neudecker has been working with MoDiP and AUB students during her residency at AUB.

Neudecker established a systematic method to select 40 boxes from the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) collection and arranged the contents of each as tabletop still lives. She photographed each arrangement, dramatically lit, in the idiom of 17th century Dutch Vanitas still lives: exquisite paintings of everyday objects that intimate the transience of life.

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BA (Hons) Acting Course Leader stars in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

BA (Hons) Acting Course leader Doug Cockle voices the character of Geralt of Rivia in the new Witcher game –  Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt which was released this week.

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AUB’s Who Are You? India campaign nominated for THE award

Who Are You? …in a gender defined world — a competition which asked young people across India to debate the topic of gender through art — has been nominated for a Times Higher Education Award.

The campaign, devised by Arts University Bournemouth’s International development and Marketing teams, has been nominated for Outstanding International Strategy in the THE Leadership & Management Awards 2015. Other nominees in the category include University of Bath, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Harper Adams University, The Open University and Swansea University. The winner will be announced in a London ceremony on Thursday 18th June 2015.

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Marketing win Innovation and Chair’s Grand Prix at 2015 CIM awards

AUB’s Marketing department and Alumni/Staff Agency Bond and Coyne are celebrating after winning the Chartered Institute of Marketing award for Innovation with their kscope app.

The team then went on to win the Chair’s Grand Prix award at the end of the evening.

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