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AUB Voted No 1 Creative University

Arts University Bournemouth has just been voted the No 1 Creative University, as voted by students.

The National Union of Students has teamed up with Which to create the Which? University guide and comparison website. Surveying 10,000 students across the UK, the site compares universities and gives advice and information to help you find the right course at the right university – for you.  Please visit Which? University Guide for further details.

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Power Plays at the AUB

A new exhibition by artist Laura Eldret opens in TheGallery at The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) on Friday 14th September – 12th October 2012. Power Plays, which presents two new film works, Muster and Fought by Eldret, explore issues of artistic authorship, personal empowerment, choice, obligation and how powers constantly shift. The exhibition courts the seductive power of the spectacle, exploring how individuals create, record and retell their individual and collective identities.

Fought (2011-12) is a three-part project: a live event in which a boxing match was re-enacted; a documentary film of the re-enactment; and a play based on the documentary film. The restaging of the boxing match was held at a venue in central London and witnessed by a crowd of artists, curators and others, many of whom had never seen a boxing match before. ‘Power Plays’ will feature the documentary film, which was made in collaboration with BWB boxing and filmmaker Renee Vaughan Sutherland.

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Courageous Red Arrows pilot honoured in large-scale mural

As part of the Bournemouth Air Festival, The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) commissioned local urban artist Soap, to create a large-scale mural in memorial of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, the courageous Red Arrows pilot who tragically lost his life while completing a display at the Air Festival last year.

The result is a 20 foot wide portrait of Jon and the Red Arrows in full flight that will take centre stage at the Red Ball (in aid of the Jon Egging trust) on Friday night.

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Olympic success for former Arts University student

Peter Wilson a former student at the Arts University Bournemouth has won a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games in men’s Double Trap Shooting. 25 year old Peter studies Graphic Design at the Arts University from 2005 to 2007.

Principal, Professor Stuart Bartholomew said “Peter has achieved what many covet but so few secure. He should be justly proud to have won Olympic gold and we convey our congratulations.”

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AUB Costume and the 2012 Olympics: Battle for the Winds

Battle for the Winds

Battle for the Winds is a large-scale event marking the opening celebrations of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing events in Weymouth.

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AUB Costume and the 2012 Olympics: Moving Tides

The Moving Tides Procession 2012 welcomes the arrival of the Olympic Torch to Weymouth on the 12th July from 5pm.

This procession showcases a collection of magnificent and colourful costumes created by children and young people from Weymouth and Portland working with together with costume design students from the AUB. The 2012 theme is ‘Oceans Of The World’. And the parade will see aqueous angelfish, Jurassic creatures, dancing yellow seagulls swaying to the beat of the drums.

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A creative year of success

Over the past academic year, students from The Arts University Bournemouth have created some innovative, creative pieces of work that have been recognised at Award Ceremonies and by industry experts worldwide.

From Milan Abad’s Illustration work being selected for The Ting Tings new album cover in March, to Film Production students winning four awards at the Kodak Student Commercial Awards in May; it has been a busy year with some great outcomes. Below is a round-up of the most recent successes for our talented students, highlighting their innovative designs and their unique talent in such a competitive creative environment.

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Olympic Gold for the Museum of Design in Plastics

The Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) at The Arts University Bournemouth has been awarded the Inspire Mark for their current exhibition ‘Plastics for Gold’, because it shares certain values of the Cultural Olympiad, celebrating diversity and internationality through the global character of design.

‘Plastics for Gold’ is on display in MoDiP until the 10th November 2012. Since the 1970s, plastics have been the most used group of materials in the world – their use in sport has contributed dramatically to sporting achievement and people’s participation in sport; they have improved the potential of sports equipment and helped to streamline athletes’ bodies; and they have also led to sports equipment that requires less maintenance and is more affordable. This exhibition looks at how they have done this in relation to Olympic sports, while highlighting issues of sustainability and the multi-national character of sports equipment.

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Hannah Proud – 2012

FMP Title: The Meaning of Type Destination: AUB – BA (Hons) Visual Communication What did you like about the course?

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Amy Bellinger – 2012

FMP Title: Blenheim Palace & The Marlboroughs Destination: AUB – BA (Hons) Illustration What did you like about the course?

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Richard Tarr – 2012

FMP Title: Thou Shall Consume Destination: AUB – BA (Hons) Commercial Photography What did you like about the course?

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Joana Picolo de Sousa – 2012

FMP Title: Lift Destination: BA (Hons) Photography AUB What did you like about the course?

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