Below are some of the recent projects and news from our course:
BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design alumna, Maudie Whitehead, graduated in 2009. She now works as Costume Standby, most recently on BBC’s Sherlock.
Over the summer, third year BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design student, Sophie Fretwell, made her own short film featuring an18th century dress that she made in her first year.
Sophie has followed the design pathway since her Second Year and has a unique and playful drawing style.
Second year BA (Hons) Costume student, Nikki Konkoly, spent her summer holiday in her home town of Budapest dressing the international cast of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
She told us more about the project:
BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design collaborate on Inside Out Dorset Performance Festival.
The festival saw a range of inspiring and uplifting performances and installations on the subject of climate change and the natural environment. Multi-disciplinary company Arbonauts presented Soaring Sky, a site-specific performance in the sand dunes (Whitepits) of Hengistbury Head.
Since graduating, Rhyannan has worked as a freelance Costume Dyer and Breakdown Artist on various projects, including TV production Will, due for release in 2017.
AUB Lecturer, Jon Croose, visits Rio over the 2016 Olympic Games, as part of an AUB Research Fellowship project.
Jon tells us more about his research:
AUB students and staff contribute to the Modernism on Sea Festival. The festival celebrated Art and Culture of the 1930’s and took place at Talbot Heath School to mark their 130-year anniversary.
Among the many 1930’s inspired events that took place, BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design ran a workshop in Millinery and Modernism, BA (Hons) Graphic Design ran a Type Print workshop while course leader, Simon Beeson from BA (Hons) Architecture gave an inspirational lecture.
Earlier today, AUB received a visit from Professor Les Ebdon CBE, Director of the Office for Fair Access to Higher Education (OFFA).
Professor Ebdon met with students and academic staff to discuss access to Higher Education and to learn more about the creative work that AUB is doing to help those from all backgrounds to achieve their academic ambitions.
1st year BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design students worked to put on a live performance in full costume, set in post-war Britain to celebrate the work of the WI.
The campus become a riot of music and colour as 1st years performed a flash mob style dance whenever an air raid siren went off.
The brief has been to design prototypes for the upcoming Inside Out Dorset Festival featuring the company in September.
What They Left Behind is a new immersive play, exploring the legacy of objects and memories and their effect on people in Wimborne during the First World War, and how they connect with our lives today.
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.