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Students create intricate replicas of the Queen’s coronation and wedding dress

Third year students from the Costume with Performance Design course at The Arts University Bournemouth have spent the last few months creating intricate replicas of the Queen’s Wedding and Coronation Dress for the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at the beginning of June.

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Fashion Students Celebrate Diversity with Caryn Franklin

BA (Hons) Fashion Studies students at The Arts University Bournemouth received valuable feedback on their 2nd year projects from leading fashion expert Caryn Franklin through a live Skype tutorial today.

‘Beyond Rebellion’ consists of 13 students who have chosen to celebrate diversity in the Enterprise and Innovation Unit on the course, by embedding the initiative ‘All Walks Beyond the Catwalk’, which was founded by Caryn, Debra Bourne and Erin O’Connor into their course unit. ‘All Walks Beyond the Catwalk’ work with influential catwalk designers and top industry creatives to celebrate more diversity within the fashion industry.

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Film student flying high over the summer

Lee Thomas, a second year student on the Film Production course at The Arts University Bournemouth is flying high over the summer, working as a Camera Operator for PlanesTV, a UK-based Production Company that specialises in aviation.

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Further Success for Graphic Design Student in WorldSkills London

BA (Hons) Graphic Design student Jon Cleave is celebrating after being selected for the final round of the Team UK Selection Competition for WorldSkills London 2011.

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London Fashion Success

Third year students from the Fashion Studies course at Arts University Bournemouth are celebrating following a successful week exhibiting their designs at London Graduate Fashion Week (LGFW).

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Visual Communication Student Commisioned by Aspex

Aspex, Portsmouth’s leading contemporary art gallery, has commissioned Hannah Rhodes, a final year Visual Comunication student from The Arts University Bournemouth to create portraits of regulars in pubs around Southsea to celebrate the inaugural Pulse Fringe Festival in June.

During an exploration of some of the many public houses for which the naval city is famed, Hannah chatted with and drew local regulars, capturing images and quotes that she then transferred onto a beer mat format. The beer mats will be printed and distributed to pubs throughout the city. They will be available for people to use as they were always intended, or to take away as miniature artworks. Giant versions of the beer mats will be featured in the Debenams shop window in Southsea high street for two weeks in the run up to the Pulse Festival and during the Food Festival.

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Graduate Design for The King’s Speech

Two graduates from the BA (Hons) Costume with Performance Design degree at The Arts University Bournemouth are celebrating following the phenomenal awards success of 'The King's Speech', the film they both worked on.

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It’s a “Pure Funk” Win at The Royal Television Society Awards

The Animation Production course at The Arts University Bournemouth is celebrating after one of its 2010 graduation films ?Pure Funk? was awarded the Best Student Animation Award at the Royal Television Society Student Awards for the Southern Region.

Directed by 2010 graduate Marc Adamson alongside fellow graduates Simon Ashbery, the CGI artist and Hozen Britto, the lead animator, ?Pure Funk? tells the story of Leroy, who lives in the future where the world is run by an oppressive dictatorship who have eradicated freedom of expression and banned the creative arts. Leroy is willing to risk everything in order to bring back music to the world. Marc, who attended the Awards Ceremony with Hozen, commented ?It was very exciting to win the award. It made me think back to my third year and all the hours that were spent on this project. I realise that this film was perhaps the most important thing I did during my time at the University, not for the sake of winning awards, but for everything I learnt whilst doing it, and the places it could lead to.?

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First year students from the Commercial Photography course at Arts University Bournemouth are hoping for the public to vote for them, after they took part in a live brief for ReSource Magazine during an educational visit to New York. The brief required them to take iconic images of New York, with the image that receives the most votes being published in a double page spread in the magazine.

ReSource Magazine is an American magazine dedicated to the subculture of the photo production industry. They met with students and staff from Commercial Photography during their week-long visit to New York at a top New York photography studio. Students were then given the challenging brief to find the next iconic New York City image and photograph it for entry into the unique competition set by the magazine for the students. The students were briefed in the morning and only had the rest of the day to find their images and photograph them. The winning image – as voted for by the public – will then be published in a full page spread in ReSource Magazine honouring the newest iconic New York City photograph.

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Student’s Design on ITV’s ‘This Morning’

Fashion Studies students from The Arts University Bournemouth are exhibiting their collections at London Graduate Fashion Week (LGFW) on Tuesday 7th June. One of the exciting new collections features older women modelling the designs, one being in her 80s - possibly the oldest woman ever to tread the catwalk at LGFW!

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Feelgood film of the year

Mark Blaney, a graduate of the Arts University Bournemouth, is celebrating as his new film, 'Africa United', goes on general release in UK cinemas.

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Graduate works on Academy Award-winning Toy Story 3

Animation graduate Andrew Grisdale is now a full time layout artist at Pixar, working on the camera work and choreography for computer-generated films.

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