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

Our Campus

Our campus is a living, breathing, academic environment for creativity. It’s where you’ll make amazing things happen. With a backdrop of head-turning architecture, you’ll be in a community of like-minded makers and thinkers.

AUB is a microcosm of the creative industries, right down to having the best tools for the job. We invest heavily in the technology and spaces that equip you for life in your chosen field, and we want you to get used to the equipment and facilities you’ll find in the real world. You'll find everything you need to thrive in the arts right here on campus.

Summer Shows 2024

From June through to September, we'll be hosting our annual Summer Shows, which transform our campus into the most extensive gallery space in the southwest of England.

Every year, AUB opens its doors to thousands of visitors to marvel at the creative work of its extraordinary students. The 2024 shows include outstanding projects from students graduating from the Foundation course, BA (Hons) programmes and the Graduate School. The stellar work on display gives the public a unique glimpse inside the dream factory that is AUB. Students also take their work to various showcase events across London.

In addition, you can explore student work all year round in our Online Summer Shows.

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Foundation Summer Show 2024

The 2024 Foundation Summer Show celebrates the achievements of our students, providing an exciting platform to showcase their...

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Undergraduate Summer Shows 2024

This summer, AUB Campus will be transformed into the most extensive gallery space in the southwest of England, as we celebrate...

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Postgraduate Summer Shows 2024

AUB’s Summer Shows are a celebration of the achievements of our 2024 graduating students, with the Postgraduate Summer Shows ending...

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AUB London Shows 2024

Arts University Bournemouth showcases are taking place across London again this summer.

Take a look at our campus

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Can't make it to our creative campus? No worries – we'll bring it to you.

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Hire our creative spaces

We offer a range of dynamic spaces and rooms for hire, all equipped with essential IT equipment. Some of our spaces are more than unique such as our Drawing Studio, designed by Alumni Sir Peter Cook and our creative Gallery.

Explore the campus

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AUB:360 tour

Explore AUB's creative campus with our new 360° virtual tour

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Drawing Studio

Our iconic blue Drawing Studio is used by student from all courses and was designed by alumnus Sir Peter Cook​...

Open space at TheGallery at AUB during the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition 2024.


Our in-house gallery, TheGallery, is a major resource for contemporary art and design in the South of England

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MoDiP is the UK's leading resource for the study and interpretation of design in plastics and specialist research resource

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Palace Court Theatre

The Palace Court Theatre is a 1930s Art Deco theatre building, situated in Bournemouth town centre.

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The Environment and AUB

Our goal is to ensure a sustainable future for the University as a specialist provider of arts, design, media and performance education

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The Library

The Library at AUB holds an excellent range of print and online collections

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Bournemouth Film School

With a history spanning over 50 years, BFS sits at the heart of AUB, setting the standard for turning creativity into careers

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Food and drink

We’ve got plenty of food and drink choices all over AUB campus. We know that you need delicious, healthy and well-priced food when...

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University Music

University Music is a joint AUB and BU department that offers a wide range of musical opportunities to students and staff...

Uniprint shop based on AUB's campus – paints and paper lining the walls


Uniprint is here for all your printing needs, offering services from dissertation printing and binding to business cards and banners.