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AUB Costume Celebrates 25th Anniversary

BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design Graduate / Student / Staff / Alumni Course news / Industry News – Published 27th Jul 17

AUB’s BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design course celebrated their 25th anniversary last week at their London exhibition, Destinations.

The BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design course was first validated in 1992 at The Arts Institute Bournemouth, as AUB was formerly known at the time. The course has gone from strength to strength; seeing three Course Leaders and thousands of successful graduates pass through its studios, with graduates going on to design and make costumes for theatres and film studios all over the world.

Destinations, held in the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, exhibited this year’s graduating students final projects. Attending the exhibition and celebration were current students and graduates, alumni, the full course team, past course leaders, Nigel West and Val Greathead, and AUB’s Vice Chancellor and Principal, Professor Stuart Bartholomew CBE. They celebrated with a Private View of the exhibition, speeches, and the cutting of a very special cake in the shape of the AUB logo.

Principal Lecturer and Course Leader, Rebecca Pride, has been running the course for the last 8 years. Speaking about the event she commented:

“It was wonderful to celebrate 25 years of costume and performance design at the Arts University, with all three course leaders, the course team and alumni and graduates from past and present”.

Image credits: Gary Lawton and Jarrod Thompson.