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Third-Year Costume and Performance Design student, Jennifer Miller is just about to graduate from Arts University Bournemouth and her career is already off to a flying start as she has been shortlisted for a top industry award.

The Patterns of Fashion award at The Costume Society honours the work of dress historian, Janet Arnold, who was a founder member of the society.

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A Woman’s Place

Level 4 Costume students explore the Woman’s Place in society in a contemporary, and often satirical, take on 1950’s domestic adverts.

As part of the Exploring Interpretation unit, A Woman’s Place is a collaboration between first-year BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design interpretation students, final-year scenographers and supervisors, and AUB Photography staff. The students made costumes for each other interpreted from designs based on early to mid-1950’s dress, with a nod towards Horrockses, who famously utilised bold floral and stripe prints in their popular cotton dresses.

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An Interview with Ken Robertson, Director of AUB’s ‘Oh What A Lovely War’ Production

AUB Productions is proud to present ‘Oh What A Lovely War’ – a musical theatre classic.

The show is performed by final-year BA (Hons) Acting students, with costumes designed and created by BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design students, and hair and make-up from final-year BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance students.

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Dance Students Invite You to ‘A Day of Dance’

Join BA (Hons) Dance students on Thursday 3rd May for their annual ‘Day of Dance’ event, and dance your way across campus.

Following on from last year’s successful event, ‘A Day of Dance’ is produced, managed, choreographed and then performed by first and second-year students on the BA (Hons) Dance course.

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‘Oh What a Lovely War’: AUB Commemorates 100 Years Since World War I

AUB are proud to present Oh What a Lovely War: a final-year student collaboration of a modern theatre masterpiece.

Directed by BA (Hons) Acting Senior Lecturer, Ken Robertson, Oh What a Lovely War will be performed to mark 100 years since the end of the Great War, at the unique locale of our Elliott Road film studio. This dimly lit cavernous space couldn’t be a more fitting setting for this ambitious work.

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‘Explore Wassailing’: Raising Aspirations in Outdoor Arts

In January 2018, 2nd year students from BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design, BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Creative Events Management all took part in a 10-hour residency exploring Outdoor Performance in the Landscape.

Led by Lorna Rees, Artistic Director of Goobledegook Theatre, and Heidi Steller, scenographer and print maker, the project encouraged student collaboration and their engagement with the landscape around them.

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AUB Senior Lecturer, Adele Keeley, Supports ‘Dippy on Tour’ Project

Dippy the Dinosaur takes temporary leave from London’s Natural History Museum and uproots to Dorset in new project.

Britain’s most famous diplodocus began welcoming visitors to his new home at the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester this month as part of the National History Museum’s ‘Dippy on Tour’ project, which sees Dippy reside in various locations across the UK.

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Students Represent at Buckingham Palace for Queen’s Anniversary Prize Win

We caught up with BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design students, Nicole Cuddihy and Jack Walker, to get all the gossip on their 22nd February Buckingham Palace visit to celebrate the course’s success in the 12th round of The Queen’s Anniversary Prize.


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Costume & Performance Design Alumna Talks Life After AUB

Grace Mortlock, looks back on her time creating costumes for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony in Weymouth!

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The Creative Exchange: Invite to Industry Open Day

On February 13th, AUB opened its doors to local businesses to encourage future commercial collaborations through EU match-funding and access to exemplary equipment and skills.

The event was curated by Adele Keeley, Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design course, Daniel Cox, Knowledge Exchange Manager for AUB, and Lucy Devall, Innovation Officer at AUB, and included a panel discussion, campus tour, workshop and networking lunch. It concluded with a private viewing of The Creative Exchange exhibition, a showcase of collaborative projects between AUB and the industry.

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BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design Course Invited to Buckingham Palace

The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design course were invited to Buckingham Palace on 22nd February 2018 to celebrate their win at The Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2017.

This exciting news follows on from last year’s success when the course was recognised as a centre of excellence and awarded the title ‘distinguished degree level education in costume design for the UK’s leading creative industries’.

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A Curator of Royalty

BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design Keynote Lecture: The Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection

Deirdre Murphy, Senior Curator at the State Apartments at Kensington Palace visited AUB to present the Royal Dress Collection to BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design students. Deirdre gave a presentation featuring images of Queen Victoria’s wedding dress and the Marchioness of Rockingham’s silver thread Mantua court dress.

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