General informationWidening participation and access

Spring Art School 2017

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 DO AT SPRING ART SCHOOL?

This three-day activity is designed to give students a taster of studying 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: Acting, Commercial Photography, Fine Art, Interior Architecture, Modelmaking and VFX.

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

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WHEN IS SPRING ART SCHOOL?

This activity will take place on 5th, 6th and 7th April 2017 from 9:30am – 3:00pm. Students will need to commit for the whole three-day duration enabling sufficient time to complete their projects. There will be a 45 minute break for lunch on campus at noon.

WHERE IS SPRING ART SCHOOL?

Spring Art 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?

Ten student guides for Spring Art School will be sent to designated schools. Teachers are asked to invite those who they feel could benefit. We encourage the person with parental responsibility for the student (parents/guardians/carers) to read the student guide and then complete the online application form with the learner.

Applications are now closed!

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING A PLACE ON THE SPRING ART SCHOOL?

Places are limited so please be aware that applying for Spring Art School does not guarantee anyone a place. Where possible, we try to allocate places for those who have a creative passion. You will also be told if you are on the reserve list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.

WHAT IS ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH LIKE?

Arts University Bournemouth is one of the most successful and popular 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 Friday 3rd March 2017 and places will be confirmed by Monday 13th March 2017.

Spring Art School 2016!

In May 2016, 105 participants (in Year 8-10) from 13 schools across the south-west took part in this specialist activity. Participants choose from: Animation, Architecture, Commercial Photography, Fine Art, Textiles and Special Effects Make-up. These sessions allowed them to develop specialist learning, team building, problem-solving and communication skills.

“Dear AUB, thank you again for the excellent sessions that included our students . They had a great time. It has encouraged them to consider art careers more seriously. Some told me that it was the best 3 school days they had ever had!

Our students really enjoyed the animation and we have discussed setting up an after school club “– Wey Valley School

“Thank you for organising the Spring Art School, what an amazing experience for Cantell students! It has opened their eyes to creative careers and the courses which can be explored.” – Cantell School

“Dear AUB, I just wanted to email you to say a huge thank you for the really brilliant time that my students (and teachers) had at Spring Art School. My 10 students are still buzzing and were knocked out by the people, work, environment and atmosphere at the university. In terms of inspiring students from backgrounds where there might be a lower aspiration to participate in higher education, the course certainly hit it’s objective.” – Poole High School