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Illustration alumna creates Olympic illustrations

BA (Hons) Illustration alumna, Mona Torgersen, has created a series of illustrations ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

Mona graduated in 2014, and we caught up with her to find out more about life after graduating.

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Creative Conscience Gold Winner, Kieran James

We caught up with BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate and Creative Conscience Gold award winner, Kieran James about his work, four years at AUB and the future…

“I suffer from asthma and rarely carry an inhaler, when I heard that the number of asthma attacks is increasing I decided to see what I could do about it. My response was to create ‘Breathe’, a small refillable inhaler that blends into your lifestyle. The inhaler is accompanied by a smartphone app that connects to your device and is able to help you through an asthma attack.

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From Kickstarter to Café

With a successful Kickstarter campaign and a proven pop-up cycle café under his belt, BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate Daniel Armstrong explains how he brought Velo Domestique —...

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The Bard meets Brexit: Alumni tour ‘The Tempest’

Untold Theatre was founded by two BA (Hons) Acting graduates Joseph Rynhart and Jessica Levinson Young.

This Autumn they are collaborating with another theatre company, Yellowbelly Theatre (Will Hobby and Grace Noble). Together, they are touring a production of The Tempest across the country – to theatres, community venues and places of education.

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New Courses

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Lectra & F&F collab on Student Fashion Competition

Lectra collaborates with F&F to support a Modaris® 3D student design competition at AUB.

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has recently partnered with Tesco’s fashion brand F&F to hold a design and pattern cutting competition with school partner Arts University Bournemouth.

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PDSW run workshop in CRAB Drawing Studio

Last week saw Pavilion Dance South West host ‘Drawing Dance’ – an event for visual artists to draw moving dancers in our iconic new Drawing Studio.

This drawing session used the basic format of a life drawing session as the point of departure for the study of the movement of two dancers who performed for the artists.

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Fine Art wins Free Range ‘Best Collective’ for SALT Show

BA (Hons) Fine Art have won ‘Best Collective’ after exhibiting their final year show SALT at Free Range.

You can take a look round the show on the SALT Facebook page, or read interviews with the students over on our Summer Shows page.

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Graphic Design win ‘Best Stand’ and Pencils at D&AD New Blood

An impressive win for our fresh BA (Hons) Graphic Design Graduates.

The best courses from across the UK exhibit at D&AD New Blood Festival in Shoreditch London. The stands were judged by top industry designers and art directors and our Graphic Design stand won the top award  – ‘Best Stand’.  This award recognises design presentation, communication and accessibility to student work. We showcased all our Graphic Design graduates using various media including showreel, portfolios and websites.

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BA (Hons) Textiles at New Designers exhibition

Third year BA (Hons) Textiles students recently returned from a successful week at New Designers Part 1 at the Business Design Centre in Islington – the ‘UK’s most important exhibition for emerging design’.

New Designers is a showcase for new and emerging design talent in the UK, featuring graduate work from Britain’s leading design courses. Part I focuses on Textiles, as well as jewellery, ceramics and glass.

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Graphic Design students collaborate with Larmer Tree Festival

Three students from BA (Hons) Graphic Design have been working with Larmer Tree Festival to produce a festival newspaper.

Luke Brown, Amber Ruske and Emma McEvoy originally pitched the idea to Larmer Tree during AUB24,  as a response to the 24-hour live brief: “How do we creatively and successfully roll out and embed the evolution of our identity in our marketing activity throughout the year, at the festival and beyond?”

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Fine Art success at The Batsford Prize 2016

BA (Hons) Fine Art student, Josie Dove, has been awarded runner up at The Batsford Prize 2016.

Josie responded to this year’s theme of ‘Reuse, Recycle, Reclaim’ with an installation piece.

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