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Year 12 Specialist Summer School 2017

Running Monday 10th-Friday 14th July, this activity aims to encourage those students who can benefit most from what we have to offer, whatever their background, to apply to further and higher arts education.

WHAT WILL STUDENTS DURING ON YEAR 12 SUMMER SCHOOL?

This three-day activity is designed to give your students a taster of studying your chosen subject at further or higher education level.

These sessions will allow them to develop specialist learning, team building, problem-solving and communication skills. Students can choose from a variety of subjects: Commercial Photography, Creative Events Management, Interior Architecture and Design and Fine Art

Please note, our staff will be responsible for welfare and safety of all students during the activity.

You can apply here.

WHEN IS YEAR 12 SUMMER SCHOOL?

This activity will take place on 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th July 2017. Students will need to commit for the whole five-day duration enabling sufficient time to complete their projects.

WHERE IS YEAR 12 SUMMER SCHOOL?

Year 12 Summer School takes place on our campus located at Wallisdown on the border between Bournemouth and Poole. The campus offers a series of modern, purpose built studios, workrooms and teaching areas.

The workshops and studios are well equipped to the latest in industry standards and the university offers an enviable provision of specialist computer equipment.

HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?

Student guides for Year 12 Summer School will be sent to designated schools.

We encourage the person with parental responsibility (parents/guardians/carers) to read the student guide and then complete the online application form with the learner.

You can apply here.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER STUDENTS HAVE APPLIED?

Once all applications have been received, we will let students know whether they have a place or not via email or letter.

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING A PLACE ON THE YEAR 11 SUMMER SCHOOL?

Places are limited so please be aware that applying for Year 11 Summer School does not guarantee anyone a place. Where possible, we try to allocate places for those who have a creative passion and who have the capacity to benefit most from the activity.

Teachers will also be told if students are on the reserve list and we will contact schools if a place becomes available.

WHAT IS ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH LIKE?

AUB is one of the most successful higher education specialists, with an excellent national and international reputation, committed to providing the highest quality, industry relevant creative degrees.

We offer 20 degrees in art, design, media, performance and architecture, as well as a range of short courses, a unique postgraduate programme, and bespoke services to business.

The University is committed to encouraging applications from those who have the potential to succeed in higher education, but who may face personal or institutional barriers.

DEADLINE

Applications must be completed by Monday 19th May 2017.

Summer School 2016

In July 2016, 39 participants from 13 schools and colleges attended the AUB Specialist Summer School 2016.

This week-long programme took place on the AUB campus. Participants had the chance to sample university life first hand, whilst receiving specialist tuition in their chosen subject; Fine Art, Illustration or Costume.

2016 participants have gained (in their own words)…

“Knowledge about the different courses, a better understanding of the university itself and more enthusiasm to do a degree in the creative arts.”

“An understanding of what makes a good portfolio.”

“A chance to try something completely different and challenging, a greater understanding of what higher education would be like and a greater sense of independence in doing artwork.”

 “The experience has been really crucial for me in deciding if I want to go to university or not (I do now), and what the sorts of exercises I would participate in whilst attending. The week was so much fun.”