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We believe in and strive to encourage lifelong learning. That's why we're proud to open AUB’s doors to the wider community through courses and initiatives designed for learners that wish to study outside of a 'traditional' undergraduate degree.

Whether you're looking to nurture existing talent or discover new ones, we've got a short course to help you harness your creativity.

Our courses cater for all age groups, from our part-time evening and weekend courses that are suitable for anyone over the age of 18, to our Saturday Art School that's tailored to a younger age group, and to our summer courses that are suitable for students aged 8 and over.

Explore our short courses

Whether you’re discovering, developing or nurturing your creative talent, AUB's Evening and Weekend Courses could be the key to unlocking your true potential and unleashing your inner artist. You’ll be taught by our expert tutors and benefit from our specialist resources and facilities.

Our courses are suitable for students aged 18+ and we cater to all abilities. With a wide range of subject areas, there's something for everyone.

Check out our courses below or get in touch with the evening and weekend team if you have any questions.

Our courses for aspiring young artists allow budding makers, designers and artists to explore creativity outside regular school art classes, guided by our expert tutors.

Saturday Art School caters ages 7–18, though please note each course has a specific age range that it's suitable for – please check the course information on your chosen course's webpage carefully.

Check out our courses below or get in touch with the Saturday Art School team if you have any questions.

Each year we're proud to welcome students from around the world to join our vibrant and inclusive summer community. If you’re looking to add value to your art portfolio, experiment and learn new skills or simply have fun with your creativity then a summer course is for you!

Our summer courses cater for ages 8+, though please note each course has a specific age range that it's suitable for – please check the course information on your chosen course's webpage carefully.

Check out our courses below or get in touch with the summer course team if you have any questions.

Entry requirements

We cater for all abilities. You'll learn in a safe and encouraging environment where there's no right or wrong way to be creative.

With that in mind, we have no formal academic entry requirements for any of our short courses. We just ask that you come with lots of enthusiasm and are eager to learn and practise new creative skills.

For some of our courses it's beneficial to have previous experience in the subject area, but this isn't mandatory. Please check your chosen course page carefully. If you're unsure, get in touch with the team and we'll be able to advise you.

How to book your short course

You can book your place on your chosen evening or weekend course via AUB’s secure online store. You’ll find a ‘Book Now’ link at the top of your chosen course’s webpage. Simply click the link to be taken to the dedicated booking page for that course.

When using AUB’s secure online store you’ll be required to create a username and password to proceed with your booking.

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Portfolios should show examples of your work – both finished and work in progress – that demonstrate your interests and skills