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This is AUB. A place to shape and build your work; to learn, share, provoke and collaborate.

Why AUB?

A creative community for original thinkers and inventive innovative makers where boundaries are pushed and creative alliances formed.

A place from which convention is tested, the landscape altered and creative careers launched. A living, breathing, connected academic environment for creativity.

We're a leading arts university for the creative industries. We relentlessly innovate, collaborate and connect in ways that turn creative talent into careers.

Here are five reasons to study at AUB…

Excellent teaching

Our staff are exceptional. They're practitioners, teachers and researchers, all here to support you with your studies and help you to achieve outstanding outcomes.

We’ve been awarded Gold by the TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework). We received this for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. Our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

Also, our Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies Programme is delighted to have achieved the ‘Outstanding’ rating in its 2018 Ofsted inspection – in all four areas. You can read the full report from Ofsted.

Good University Guide 2020

"We're proud to be the leading arts university for student experience and teaching quality."

According to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

Turning creativity into careers

We’re a practical university with strong ambitions for our graduates to enjoy rewarding careers.

We’re the UK’s leading arts university for graduate prospects and completion, and the number one specialist university for employability*. We’re a gateway to the £92 billion creative industries – a sector which is growing at a faster rate than the whole of the UK economy, accounting for 1 in 11 jobs.

Our average graduate employment rate over the last five years has been 97%**

We consistently achieve outstanding employability results because of the quality of our teaching and our campus and facilities which prepare our students for employment.

It’s a sector which can be rewarding, exciting and needs new ways of thinking. The creative industries need someone like you.

* According to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and The Times Higher Education magazine.

** The percentage of students in employment or undertaking further study according to DLHE 2012/13-2016/17.

Collaboration on every corner

The best work happens when different disciplines come together. Everyone here is a creator, and you’ll get the chance to collaborate with them. As no subject stands alone, you’ll be able to experience how the industry works and makes links with them too.

Employability at AUB

"We’re the UK’s leading arts university for graduate prospects and completion, and the number one specialist university for employability*. We’re a gateway to the creative industries – a sector which is growing at a faster rate than the whole of the UK economy!"

* According to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and The Times Higher Education magazine.