You are using an outdated browser. Most of this website should still work, but after upgrading your browser it will look and perform better.
Meet our Honorary Fellows
An Honorary Fellowship is a highly prestigious award which we can bestow to persons who have connected with Art University Bournemouth and made a significant contribution to the field of arts, design, media or performance in a professional capacity or an educational role. You can see our Honorary Fellows below.
Honorary Fellows 2019
Dame Vivienne Westwood is a British fashion designer, best known for her work in bringing punk and new wave fashion to the wider public.
Peter Lord is co-owner and Creative Director of Aardman Animations where he pioneered techniques in motion animation using clay puppets.
Mike Davies is an architect who was awarded a CBE in 2000 by Her Majesty The Queen and has been an architect for some of the country’s mo...
Dougie Scarfe became Chief Executive of the highly-acclaimed Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in 2012, after pursuing a lifelong care...
Honorary Fellows 2018
Edgar Wright is a Poole-born director, screenwriter and producer now working in Hollywood. In 1994 he received a National Diploma in Audi...
Dame Darcey Bussell DBE is the most famous British ballet dancer of her generation. She trained at The Royal Ballet School before joining...
Jenny Beavan OBE is an English costume designer and two-time Oscar winner. After being a pupil at Putney High School in the late 1960s sh...
Margaret Calvert OBE RDI is a graphic designer and typographer best known for designing Britain’s road signing system.Born in South Afric...
Honorary Fellows 2017
Honorary Fellows 2010-2016
Designer for Conran & Partners
Costume Cutter and Designer
Chief Creative Officer at Burberry
Executive Director of the Crafts Council
Director of Operations, Industrial Light and Magic
Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum
Designer, Researcher and Educator
Artist and Designer
Artist and monster creator
Chief Design Officer, Design Council
Cinematographer, Aardman Animations
Special Make–up Effects artist
Contemporary Visual Artist
Theatre Producer and ‘King of Pantomime’
Screen Writer, Film Director, Novelist and Actor
Multi-Media Theatre Company
Writer and Presenter
Contemporary British Artist
Professor of Semiotics
Animator and Illustrator
Honorary Fellows 2003-2009
Illustrator and Designer
Cabinetmaker and Designer
Film Producer and Director (deceased)
Photographer, Author and AUB Governor
Artist and Sculptor
Designer and Academic
Honorary Fellows 1998-2002
Animation Producer and AUB Governor
Filmmaker and AUB Governor
Typographer and AUB Governor
Artist, Photographer and AUB Alumnus
Photographer and AUB Governor
Museum Curator and Director
Costume Designer (deceased)
Fashion Designer and AUB Governor
Photographer and AUB alumnus
Filmmaker and AUB alumnus
2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for everyone, with sacrifices made by so many – not least by our Graduates.
Celebrating the achievements of our Class of 2020/2021 graduates