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Animation staff published in American Film Institute books

Professor Paul Ward and Paul Taberham from BA (Hons) Animation Production feature in a prestigious series of books for the American Film Institute (AFI).

The books, published by Routledge, are internationally recognised.

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AUB appoints Sir Christopher Frayling as new Chancellor

The formal ceremony to install Professor Sir Christopher Frayling as the Arts University Bournemouth’s first Chancellor in 125 years took place at St James Church Poole on the 9th April 2014.

Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Stuart Bartholomew, CBE is delighted with the appointment and comments: “The Arts University Bournemouth is honoured to welcome Professor Sir Christopher Frayling as Chancellor.  Sir Christopher has had a distinguished career as former Rector of the Royal College of Art and Chair of the Arts Council England.  He has been a champion of specialist education in the arts and has done much to promote the relationship between specialist institutions of art and design and the creative industries. The academic community of staff and students look forward to the advocacy which Sir Christopher will provide and which will naturally extend beyond the ceremonial duties he will fulfil.”

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BAFTA Creative Skillset lecture with Ivana Primorac

The BAFTA Creative Skillset Guest Lecture Programme for 2014 began with six-time BAFTA nominee Ivana Primorac (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Anna Karenina) discussing the craft of hair and make-up design at Arts University Bournemouth.

Make-up for Media and Performance Course leader Sara Taylor said: “Ivana Primorac’s lecture was inspirational. She shared her extensive knowledge and experience of working as a Make-up and Hair Designer in the global film industry with BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance students and alumni. The networking event was also a great success. Students talked at length with our 6 times BAFTA nominated guest speaker, which gave them the opportunity to discuss the industry, career aspirations and potential employment opportunities – A roaring success!”

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AUB win ‘Best Education Campaign’ at Brand Impact Awards

kscope and our creative take on the traditional prospectus caught the attention of judges at the Creative Bloq & Computer Arts Brand Impact awards.

kscope and the House of Cards prospectus were created with AUB Graduate / Staff creative agency Bond and Coyne.

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Photographer Karen Fuchs in conversation with Alumni Officer about her upcoming Exhibition

In this conversation with Alumni Officer Belinda Milestone, Karen Fuchs looks back at her life and talks about her inspirations, fate and philosophy that surrounds her retrospective exhibition, Unscripted.

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Oscar and BAFTA success for Gravity

Gravity excelled at the Oscars by winning seven awards including Best Visual Effects, on which ten of our graduates from Animation Production and Film Production worked on campus with Framestore.

Gravity has seen phenomenal success across the board, particularly in the visual effects category.  In his BAFTA acceptance speech Emmanuel Lubezki thanked “All Framestore nerds for making this adventure possible.”

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MoDiP to exhibit at AHRC’s Creative Economy Showcase

AUB’s very own Museum of Design in Plastics will exhibit at the 2014 AHRC Creative Economy Showcase.

Thanks to an award from the AHRC, MoDiP — the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics — will run an exhibition stand and 60–minute breakout session focussing on their Ten Most Wanted project and the Imperial War Museum’s Putting Art on the Map.

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Professor Pamela Howard and Professor Sir Peter Cook confirmed as Visiting Professors

Two leading industry figures in the worlds of scenography and architecture have been confirmed as Visiting Professors for AUB.

Renowned practising scenographer Professor Pamela Howard OBE and RIBA Gold Medal–winning architect Professor Sir Peter Cook will share their wealth of knowledge with both staff and students across a number of courses.

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Age-old artform reworked by AUB staff

AUB Staff are working in Partnership with Cambridge University and the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism to present a two day collaborative conference entitled ‘Visions of Enchantment’ which sees some of the leading academics in the field from across the world present, including Professor Antoine Faive (Sorbonne University) and Dr Marco Pasi (University of Amsterdam)

The conference provides a modern take on an age old subject and artform – underpinned by AUB staff and their research specialisms.

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Paul Wenham-Clarke exhibits in the National Portrait Gallery

Senior Lecturer from BA (Hons) Commercial Photography Paul Wenham-Clarke has work from his ‘The Westway‘ exhibition earlier in the year now up on show as part of The Taylor-Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at The National Portrait Gallery.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is a unique opportunity to see sixty new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.

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‘The Future Can Wait’ at Saatchi Gallery

Fine Art Lecturer Dominic Shepard has work in ‘The Future Can Wait’  at the Saatchi Gallery, 12-17th October.

Dominic has one large piece in the show and had taken part annually for the last few years.

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MyPlastic project launches

The MyPlastic project, in collaboration with MoDIP, shines a new light on this material by exploring in short film interviews the often highly personal relationship people have with plastic.

These are the plastic stories of designers, humanitarian documentary makers, scenographers, animators, monster makers, academics and astronauts. Stories of objects that are loaded with emotions, memories and meaning.

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