The latest news from our course:
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.
The campaign is run by Angela Fendley, who began her studies at the Arts University Bournemouth in 2011 as a mature student studying a part-time Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. She enjoyed this so much she stayed on to complete a BA (Hons) Visual Communication.
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.
Students and staff from BA (Hons) Visual Communication brought the Great British Bake Off to AUB with their third annual Type and Cake competition.
Described by course leader, Sally Hope, as a fusion of the course’s collective love for type, cake and baking, the competition saw students from all three years, as well as lecturers and visiting tutors, enter cakes to be judged by a panel of graphic designers and industry experts.
Pop Down is a collaborative project between the Arts University Bournemouth and Pop-Up Poole. Our aim is to challenge your thinking and to turn your world upside down.
This project is a live brief for a pop-up shop to help regenerate Poole High Street with the theme of ‘Upside Down’. The project is a collaboration between BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Visual Communication to offer an opportunity to showcase student work.
On site agency, Crowd have been working with students from across the AUB to win several awards for innovative communication work.