Costume - Arts University Bournemouth

AUB produces more than 200 sets of scrubs for frontline NHS workers

AUB staff have been using the university’s specialist fabrication equipment to design and create more than 200 sets of scrubs for frontline NHS staff.

Staff from Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) have created more than 220 sets of garments for NHS medical staff to use throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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AUB’s Will Hargreaves on ‘recreating’ the work of Van Dyck, Munch and Courbet

Final-year BA (Hons) Costume student Georgina Edwards spent a virtual afternoon with Senior Lecturer Will Hargreaves, who’s using lockdown to put a unique spin on art’s most well-known masters.

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AUB Costume staff and students are helping to end period poverty

Costume and Performance Design staff and students at AUB have manufactured and sent hundreds of sanitary hygiene packs to The Gambia in a bid to end period poverty.

AUB Costume and Performance Design students, along with tutors from across all study levels, came together to collaborate on a day long manufacturing event, supervised by Level 6 students Maisie Thomas, Eliza Reed and Katy Perks.

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AUB welcomes top stage designer Pamela Howard

Veteran scenographer and AUB Visiting Professor Pamela Howard met Costume and Performance Design students

Pamela, who is a world-renowned stalwart of theatre design, has trained some of the UK’s top stage designers, including Olivier-award winners Lez Brotherston and Bunny Christie.

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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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Sustainability takes centre-stage for AUB’s Treasure Island

Sustainability will play a lead role for AUB costume students creating a range of garments and accessories for Treasure Island which opens at Poole Lighthouse next year.

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MA Historical Costume students explore war, peace and power

Students on AUB’s brand-new Historical Costume MA explore exciting areas of research, from the grandeur of Korea’s last reigning dynasty to the conservative fashion of Queen Victoria and the diplomatically inspired dress of today’s Royal Family.

AUB’s MA Historical Costume programme launched earlier this year, with its first cohort of students developing ideas and research topics across a diverse variety of areas, including hat and dress making, industry sustainability and the politics behind monarchic fashion.

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Barbie60: Celebrating 60 Years of a Cultural Icon

To celebrate the 60th birthday of Barbie, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) has been creating content and design work throughout the year to highlight the important role that the popular toy has played in educating and inspiring children across the world.

This month, AUB has showcased its students’ costume design work through Barbie60, a video that reflects 60 years of Barbie in 60 seconds by showcasing her diverse range of careers, costumes and lifestyles.

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BA (Hons) Summer Shows: AUB Campus

The BA (Hons) Degree Summer shows are a showcase of the incredible, innovative work our graduating students produce at the end of their studies.

The exhibitions take over the whole of campus, turning into the largest gallery space in the region! Shows are open to the public until Friday 21 June.

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Lighthouse

This may, AUB invited Dorset residents to a new musical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ famous children’s classic, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which took place at the Lighthouse, Poole from Thursday 9th May to Saturday 11th May 2019.

Students from AUB’s BA (Hons) Acting, BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design and BA (Hons) Make-Up for Media and Performance are collaborating with Kokoro, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s acclaimed new music ensemble.

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Costume & Performance Design Run ‘Days for Girls’ Charity Event

Poole UK Team of ‘Days for Girls’ Hosted an epic day of making on the 8th March 2019 at AUB

The Poole Team (Arts University Bournemouth, BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design) of Days for Girls is pleased to announce that it hosted  ’An epic day of making’ on Friday, 8th March 2019.

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