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Forget the regimented open days you’ve been to in the past. Ours are a festival of diversity and excitement; a showcase of learning on a campus dedicated to the arts. Our open days are a fantastic way to get a feel for studying at AUB.

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MA Historical Costume students explore war, peace and power

AUB’s MA Historical Costume programme launched earlier this year, with its first cohort of students developing ideas and research topics across a diverse variety of areas, including hat and dress making, industry sustainability and the politics behind monarchic fashion.

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Our Courses

Find your perfect degree course

Leaving sixth form or college? Our undergraduate courses are your springboard to the creative industries. Use our course finder to find the right ones for you.

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What's on

There’s always an opportunity to showcase creativity.

From theatre productions, to dance performances and exhibitions, take a look at what our students are up to and book tickets to upcoming events.

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ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH

Why choose to study with us at AUB?

We are a leading arts university for the creative industries, turning creativity into careers. We're passionate about our creative subjects and encourage curiosity, risk-taking and adventure.

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News

AUB named Top Modern University in the South West

According to The Sunday Times AUB is a top 50 university, rising eight places to a new national ranking. The results have awarded AUB the highest score for quality of teaching when compared to other specialist Arts Universities.

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Research at AUB

Developing new understandings

Our research and scholarship enables original investigation; extending knowledge fields.Our research activity makes the world – and your creative education – better.

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MoDiP

MUSEUM OF DESIGN IN PLASTICS

Located in the Library, MoDiP is a specialist research resource within AUB. It is the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics and is the UK's leading resource for the study and interpretation of design in plastics.

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TheGallery

World-class exhibitions on your doorstep

AUB’s onsite gallery is open to the public and welcomes local and international visitors. TheGallery is a major resource for contemporary art and design in the South of England with exhibitions that have received both national and international recognition. It runs a number of artist talks, panel discussions and other events to support the exhibition programme.

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