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AUB Prospectus wins European Excellence award alongside global brands

Arts University Bournemouth’s prospectus wins Gold European Marketing Excellence Award alongside Adidas, MTV, Volvo, Heineken and Sky.

Arts University Bournemouth’s (AUB’s) unique prospectus won Gold at the European Marketing Excellence Awards in Paris last week – the only University to pick up an award.

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AUBSU work to carbon offset all new students

The Students’ Union at Arts University Bournemouth and AUB have formed a partnership with the Woodland Trust which will see a tree planted for each new student at AUB.

Tuesday 9th December brought together students and staff from the Arts University Bournemouth,  SUBU, the Woodland Trust, Slades Farm Community Garden project and Bournemouth Borough Council at Slades Farm (a local outdoor community space) to take part in the planting of 1000 trees.

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Costume Alumni create dresses for Lily James, Helena Bonham Carter and Cate Blanchett in ‘Cinderella’

Several BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design alumni have worked on Disney’s 2015 remake of Cinderella.

Lucy Anderson, Kim Pickering, Naomi Bonner, Grace Cheetham and Michaela Kimber all worked on the film.

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Black Mirror 0: Territory Launch

Fulgur and AUB held the first official event by Black Mirror, a research network exploring the relationship between modernism contemporary art and the occult.

October 30th 2014 saw the launch of the first Black mirror volume: Black Mirror 0 – Territory, edited by Judith Noble, Dominic Shepherd and Robert Ansell and published by Fulgur Esoterica. The launch was held at the Cobb Gallery, London and included a sonic performance  by Mark Titchner and Alex Tucker entitled The Fool.

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BA (Hons) Film Senior Lecturer Witold Stok Q&A at ICA Kieślowski Retrospective

From the 27th November – 9th December the ICA is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s 1989 masterpiece The Decalogue (Dekalog) with a rich and wide-ranging retrospective.

BA (Hons) Film Production Senior Lecturer Witold Stok BSC, who worked as Director of Photography on Kieslowski’s Personnel is to hold a special screening of the film and Q&A session on 29th November, 6.30pm. Witold talks to us about the sessions and his work with Kieślowski:

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AUB team nets three awards at this year’s BFX Festival

AUB team ‘Three and a Half Beards’ hit the hat-trick at this year’s BFX Festival, taking home awards for Best Pipeline/Workflow, Best 2D/3D Animation and Best Achievement Overall.

Their final animation ‘The Boy and Moon’ was produced in seven weeks as part of the BFX competition, which saw them up against eight different teams consisting of students and graduates from a number of universities. Watch their final animation of the ‘making of’ video on the right.

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Modelmaking alumnus Lucie Longford creates prop for Kate Bush Tour

Lucie Longford graduated from Modelmaking in 2002, and now works as a professional Modelmaker and Visiting Tutor at AUB.

“Recently, I did some costumes for Kate Bush’s ‘Before the Dawn’ launch of her new album and then it was also used in the live show. I was asked to make life jackets to look like they were from the 1950’s. I worked with Robert Allsopp who designed it.

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Fine Art Students up for Platform Graduate Award

Now in its third year, the Platform Graduate Award 2014 profiles new talent emerging from universities and colleges in the South East region.

Working as part of CVAN (The Contemporary Visual Arts Network, five galleries in South East England – Aspex, Portsmouth; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill; Modern Art OxfordMK Gallery, Milton Keynes and Turner Contemporary, Margate – each showcase the work of recent graduates from their region, selected from university and college degree shows.

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2013 Grad Film ‘Untitled Blues’ to screen at Encounters Film Festival

BA (Hons) Film Production graduate film from 2013 ‘Untitled Blues’ has been selected to screen at Encounters Film Festival (Nahemi programme).

Encounters Festival is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival and annual meeting place for new, emerging and established filmmakers and industry professionals.

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PrepHE Pathway Leader Documents Yann Tiersen’s Midsummer Cycling Tour

Preparation for HE Pathway Leader Sam Wilkins has documented the midsummer cycling tour of musician and Amelie soundtrack composer Yann Tiersen.

To promote his new album, ∞ (Infinity), Tiersen undertook a 1000km cycling and signing tour of Brittany, France over six days in July. Documenting the whole tour was PrepHE Pathway Leader for Film and Animation, Sam Wilkins.

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Pete Tindall talks Fake blood with Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 2

‘Supplied Bauer’s Blood’

The three word Tuesday response from Ant at ‘Pigs Might Fly South’; a Salisbury based company specialising in manufacturing and distributing theatrical blood, developed by the award winning Nick Dudman.

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AUB in top ten for graduate employment

A report published this week rates Arts University Bournemouth amongst the very best at finding graduate employment for students who would not typically have the opportunity to enter higher education.

In a proposed new Social Mobility Graduate Index, Arts University Bournemouth is rated 7th out of 162 institutions due to the large number of students from disadvantaged groups or backgrounds and non-traditional students in graduate-level jobs within six months of leaving university.

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