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How to apply

Found a course that you'd like to apply for?

We look forward to welcoming you to your Applicant Day!

Our applicant days give you the opportunity to find out more about the course, meet staff, students and have a tour of the AUB campus.

Depending on your qualifications we may request a portfolio or an example of your work before we make a decision about your application. If you apply for entry to the second or third year of the course we’ll invite you to attend an interview or submit a portfolio or examples of your work.

On the day

On arrival, please check-in at reception in South House.

You’ll be taken to the course area and there will be an introduction to the course and a hands-on practical session. This will give you a flavour of what the course is about and experience what it would be like to be on the course.

If a friend or family member is coming with you, they are welcome to take a self-guided campus tour, go for a coffee or a bite to eat or take a look around Bournemouth. They’ll be able to collect you at the end of the day.

Getting here

You can find us at the address below:

Arts University Bournemouth
Wallisdown, Poole
BH12 5HH
United Kingdom

Parking on campus is available for interview, auditions and applicants days. Pre-booking is not required. Please inform Security on arrival that you are in attendance for an applicant day.

Whilst you're here

If you want to visit the beach whilst you’re down here (and we recommend you do!) it is approx 15 mins drive or 1-hour walk from AUB.

Bath Road South car park, BH1 2EW will take you to Bournemouth Pier.

The U6 Bus (Yellow) leaves from outside the University and will take you to the Pier or Bournemouth Square which takes approx 15-20 mins. You can find out fares here.

The U4 (UniBus) leaves from outside the University and will take you to Bournemouth Square (the centre). and has lots of information on the local area and events.

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Short courses

If you’ve found a short course that you’d like to study, you can find out how to apply here