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Animation alumni releases new book

A new animation book called Animation in Context was released by Bloomsbury on the 8 September.

The book  was written by Mark Collington who worked as a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Animation Production Course from 2004-2006, and also studied on the old Animation HND from 1997-1999.

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Have You Got Four Candles? Alumnus book brings Poole history to life

BA (Hons) Graphic Design alumnus, James Addison, is delighted to have released his first book, exploring inside one of Britain’s oldest hardware stores.

The book goes behind the scenes at W.E. Boone & Co – well known locally for its Aladdin’s cave interior filled with unexpected delights. Addison documents its 195 years of heritage that includes scandal, fire and the effect of two world wars. James worked with Photographer Rose Duffy who graduated from BA (Hons) Commercial Photography in 2011.

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One Piece of Advice podcast with Andy J Ryan fresh from Rio 2016

One Piece of Advice offers advice for the next generation of creatives from the community at Arts University Bournemouth.

Episode three of the podcast features 2013 BA (Hons) Photography alumnus, Andy J Ryan.

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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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Costume, Vis Com, Film & Acting collab on #ShakespeareSuperhero

What if Superheroes were around in Shakespearean times?

The BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design course has transformed DC Comic superheroes such as Batman, The Joker and Catwoman and reimagined them as Shakespearean characters in full Jacobean costume complete with ruffs, patterned silks and ornate cuffs and collars. The project is to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on 23rd April 2016 and to celebrate the release of two DC movies this year – Batman v Superman in March and Suicide Squad in August.

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Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 featured publication

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 publication with images, full colour Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 artists. With Contributions from Professor Anita Taylor, Gavin Delahunty, Dr Janet McKenzie and...

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Modelmaking alumnus creates replica of Iron Age shield

Armoury Modeller, Tom Hughes, who graduated from BA (Hons) Modelmaking in 2015, made the papers this week for the replica Iron Age shield that he created for a museum in Lincoln.

The project was part of Tom’s final year project, when students pursue a design brief from an external client. Tom approached The Collection in Lincoln about any upcoming opportunities.

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Visual Communication graduate shortlisted in national cartoon competition

AUB alumnus, Josh Bale, who graduated from the University in 2015, is delighted to have been shortlisted as one of six runners-up in the under-30s category of the 2015 Young Cartoonist of the Year award.

His entry shows two mean-looking seagulls on the beach; Bournemouth’s answer to a spoof sequel of World War II action film Where Eagles Dare, entitled ‘Where Seagulls Stare’.

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Meet Textiles alumnus, Lucy Victoria Downes

BA (Hons) Textiles alumnus, Lucy, graduated from AUB in 2013. Now a Junior Menswear Designer at, she tells us her story and shares her one piece of advice…

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Film Production graduate works on Spectre

BA (Hons) Film Production alumnus Sam Hodge graduated in 2014 and has gone on to work at renowned VFX company, Industrial Light & Magic.

We caught up with him to see what he’s been up to since graduating from AUB:

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Architecture Summer School video

International Summer Courses student Sammie Pitter has created a video of her time on the Architecture Summer Course.

Sammie documented various work created by the students, as well as day trips to sites of architectural importance around the South of England and her experience of the course.

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A Short Grand Tour

Professor Simon Olding writes about Jim Hunter’s featured watercolours in the publication accompanying A SHORT GRAND TOUR, detailing the time he spent in Venice:

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