The latest news from our course:
Third year students Faith Hardy and Zoe Slatter were Pencil winners for their social media campaign design #FURFUR and Danielle Tostevin was awarded ‘One to Watch’ for her Anthony Nolan gum campaign encouraging stem-cell donation.
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A group called The Work in Progress Collective, made up of AUB alumni are featured in the current edition of International Design Network Magazine (Vol23 No6), focussing on Pattern in Illustration.
WIPC’s approach grew from a fundraising collaboration between staff and students on BA (Hons) Visual Communication for the Summer shows 2016. They created prints and pattern books using polymer plates overlaid to explore variation. Read more about the work in progress collective.
The workshop was part of the AUB Human series of events that aim to inspire and challenge students to consider their own obligation towards social, ethical and sustainable practices.
BA (Hons) Visual Communication have full marks in the NSS survey for overall student satisfaction.
The NSS is a series of 23 online questions relating to six areas of the learning experience as well as student unions and overall student satisfaction. It is aimed at final year undergraduates, and assesses universities and other higher education providers on a number of satisfaction-based criteria every year.
Count On Me is a community campaign designed to bring the people of Bournemouth together in a collective way of counting to show that we care, and that we can make a difference.
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.
Students from multiple courses have come together to collaborate on a short film.
Final year BA (Hons) Visual Communication students have been nominated in the D&AD New Blood Awards.
The Orb project was developed by a range of professionals and academics, from varying backgrounds and disciplines. Its concept was conceived through practical engagements of prototypes and discussions. The scope and application of the project are still in active discussion, as new collaborations and interpretations assist in the future of Orb dialog and development.
Students from BA (Hons) Visual Communication and BA (Hons) Illustration have been announced as the winners of the second ‘Making it Happen’ 24-hour design challenge, which saw them design a new interview process and experience for home care planners.
Group E won first place with their Care South Planner Panic! app idea. The app encourages users to put themselves in the shoes of a home care planner and the challenges they face. The winning team included first-year BA (Hons) Visual Communication and BA (Hons) Illustration students Jess Jolliffe, Dan Cramer, Gabe Roberston, Holly Carter, Niamh O’Sullivan, Matt Cox and Julia Espitalier.
BA (Hons) Visual Communication had Honorary Fellow Morag Myerscough in to work with students on a half day installation workshop in the VisCom studios.
This was followed by a lecture by Morag who gave students a brilliant insight into her practice and influences.