AUB Alumni - Arts University Bournemouth

Architecture student shines a light on Bournemouth’s glow-worm past

Architecture student Adrian Finn has researched Bournemouth’s glow-worm past for a new light installation at Bournemouth’s Arts By The Sea Festival.

Student Adrian Finn, who is currently completing an MA in Architecture at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), first became interested in the bioluminescent insects after walking his local area near to Throop Mill, where glow-worms were once common.

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Our Graduate: meet BBC Our Girl’s Nebras Jamali


Fresh from the set of BBC drama Our Girl, we caught up with AUB acting graduate Nebras Jamali to ask him how he’s been finding his new role opposite leading actress Michelle Keegan.

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Award-winning film director and AUB graduate Nick Rowland returns to Bournemouth

Arts University Bournemouth alumnus Nick Rowland returns to Bournemouth to screen his debut feature film Calm With Horses and engage in a live Q&A at Odeon BH2 on Tuesday 17 March.

Calm with Horses, which stars Cosmo Jarvis, Barry Keoghan and Niamh Algar, is adapted from the short story of the same name by author Colin Barrett. Produced by Daniel Emmerson and Executive Produced by Michael Fassbender, the film follows Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong, who has become the feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family, whilst also trying to be a good father. Torn between these two families, his loyalties are tested when he is asked to kill for the first time.

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A Day in the Life at the Circus

We’re taking a peek into the life of 2016 BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design graduate, Mea Warburton.

Mea joined Cirque du Soleil in 2017 and is currently the Wardrobe Technician on Amaluna. On the show, she’s more commonly known as the ‘Shoe Queen’ and you’ll often find her in the ‘Shoe Palace’. Mea has performed as the on-call female clown in the show, too.

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A Day in the Life of a Junior Packaging Designer

We’re taking a peek into the life of 2019 BA (Hons) Visual Communication Graduate, Rhiannon Street.

Rhiannon now works as a Junior Packaging Designer for the world-famous brand, Molton Brown. Widely renowned as London’s fragrance experts, Molton Brown is a luxury brand established in 1971 and loved all over the world. You’ll probably find a bottle in most bathrooms as well as of the most luxurious hotel bathroom around the world! Read more about what happens behind the scenes of a brand that hold the Royal Warrant for the supply of toiletries by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen.

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Hand and Lock awards recognise AUB graduate for digital fashion work

An AUB BA Fashion graduate has been recognised for her work in digital fashion at this year’s Hand and Lock Embroidery Awards.

Daisy Rawson, who graduated from AUB’s BA (Hons) Fashion course last year, has won the Wilcom Award for Digital Fashion Embroidery at the Hand and Lock Prize for Embroidery 2019.

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A Day in the Life of an Account and Studio Manager

Sophia Taglialore graduated from BA (Hons) Visual Communication in 2011.

She now works as account and studio manager at Salad Creative: an award-winning brand digital agency based in Poole.

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A Day in the Life of a Coronation Street Make-up Artist

Natalie Allan graduated from BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance in 2015.

Since graduating she went straight into her role as Junior Make-up Artist for Coronation Street. She secured the job after a two-month-long application process against 500 other candidates.

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A Day in the Life of a Creative Director at HP Music

We're taking a peek into the life of former BA (Hons) Fine Arts graduate Rachel DiBiaso, who is currently the Creative Director at HP Music. Founded in 2015, Rachel has worked around the...

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A Day in the Life of an Aardman Academy Student

Abby Austin graduated from BA (Hons) Animation Production in 2015 and has now completed the Certificate in Character Animation course at the Aardman Academy.

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National Theatre’s Head of Costume talks sustainability at AUB

Carol Lingwood, Head of Costume at National Theatre, has visited AUB to talk to students about a changing industry with a shifting focus on sustainability.

A Costume professional whose work has been seen by theatre audiences of thousands has visited AUB’s BA Costume Design students to discuss the industry and the ways in which costume departments across the world have to adapt to a renewed enthusiasm for greener working practices.

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Critical acclaim for AUB graduate at Toronto Film Festival

AUB graduate Nick Rowland released his debut feature film, Calm With Horses, to critical acclaim at Toronto’s International Film Festival, featuring alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Tom Hanks, Gary Oldman and Meryl Streep.

Calm With Horses opened to widespread praise from critics working across the film industry, featuring in several ‘best film’ round-ups and critical reviews. Produced by actor Michael Fassbender’s DMC Film and financed by Film4, Screen Ireland and Wrap, the film stars Cosmo Jarvis (Annihilation, Lady Macbeth), and Barry Keoghan (Chernobyl, Dunkirk).

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