Why AUB?

Do more than work: Collaborate

No creative subject stands alone at AUB.

Cross fertilisation of ideas and techniques benefits everyone. And it’s exactly how students will experience the real world. Our collaborations extend beyond courses that work together, to the wider university world and links with the industry.

Graphic Design students collaborate with Larmer Tree Festival

BA (Hons) Graphic Design Student Course news / Make / Collaborate / Engage / Industry News – Published 1st Jul 16

Three students from BA (Hons) Graphic Design have been working with Larmer Tree Festival to produce a festival newspaper.

Luke Brown, Amber Ruske and Emma McEvoy originally pitched the idea to Larmer Tree during AUB24,  as a response to the 24-hour live brief: “How do we creatively and successfully roll out and embed the evolution of our identity in our marketing activity throughout the year, at the festival and beyond?”

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Students create innovative tree installation for Ojo Rojo

BA (Hons) Modelmaking Student Course news / Inspire / Collaborate / Achieve / Industry News – Published 21st Jun 16

Two third year BA (Hons) Modelmaking students, Phyllida Swift and Nic Browne, recently completed an installation for new Bournemouth restaurant, Ojo Rojo.

Phyllida and Nic were commissioned to build a bespoke installation for the new Mexican-inspired healthy eatery by co-owners Trevor Hill and JJ Adams, after making the door handles for the restaurant.

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Bournemouth Film School collaborates on BFI short film

BA (Hons) Film / Film Production Student Course news / Collaborate / Achieve / Industry News

Students and alumni from Bournemouth Film School at AUB are part of a short film that has received funding to be shot locally.

The Sunstone production company was chosen over 300 applications to receive £5,000 as part of the latest round of Creative England’s iShorts, delivered as part of the BFI NET.WORK – an agency which supports new and emerging filmmakers.

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Professor Les Ebdon CBE visits AUB

BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design Student Course news / Make / Collaborate / Industry News – Published 18th May 16

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.

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BFX competition challenges UK students to create standout animation

BA (Hons) Animation Production / Visual Effects Design and Production Student Course news / Inspire / Collaborate / Achieve / Industry News – Published 11th May 16

This summer, the BFX Competition (July 11th – August 26th 2016) is open to students or recent graduates of Visual Effects or Animation at any UK University or College.

BFX is a student competition, designed to give students direct exposure to cutting-edge practices and showcase their skills to some of the best supervisors, producers and artists in the VFX and animation industry.

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Wimborne Community Theatre Collaboration

BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design Student Course news / Make / Collaborate – Published 10th May 16

Third year BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design students are busy at work creating the costumes and setting for the upcoming production of What They Left Behind by Wimborne Community Theatre

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.

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BA (Hons) Dance explore tech collab and live streams

BA (Hons) Dance Course news / Make / Collaborate / Industry News – Published 10th May 16

BA (Hons) Dance students are working with Wayne Sables on a project that will see performances live streamed each evening this week.

Wayne Sables is fascinated with the relationships between dance, technology and space, and how they can be used to engage and empower an audience. Through an intensive week’s work, Wayne will be working with the first year BA (Hons) Dance students to create a series of short performance works. Each work will be presented in a different space, exploring a different dance and technology relationship. Live streamed each day, it places the concept of dance performance in a new light.

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Costume, Vis Com, Film & Acting collab on #ShakespeareSuperhero

BA (Hons) Acting / Costume and Performance Design / Visual Communication Course news / Make / alumni / Collaborate / Industry News – Published 24th Apr 16

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.

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