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Our Campus

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.

Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, we have postponed many of our physical on-campus events.

Take a look at our campus

If you want to see more, head to the App Store and download our 360-degree augmented reality app, AUB AR, and watch our campus come to life in your hands. You can explore our buildings, take virtual tours and browse student work from across our Undergraduate courses.

Once you have downloaded and opened the app, you simply need to point the camera on your phone to this marker.

Take a tour of our campus

If you can't make our open days, our student ambassadors will take you on a guided tour that gives you a great insight into life at AUB.

The tours run during term time, so you’ll get a real feel of life at AUB by seeing us in action. However, our tutors will be working, so you won’t be able to talk to them and we won’t be able to show you our halls of residence.

We strongly recommend our Open Days as the best way to see AUB and get all the information you will need. Campus tours last about 45 minutes and take place every month, mostly on Fridays, at 11.00. Our student ambassadors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about student life.


We run campus tours throughout the year on the date in the next tab. If you want to explore the campus outside of these dates, feel free to visit us during open hours – you’ll be given a self-guided campus tour map at reception.

BA (Hons) Dance
Please note, if you are wishing to look at BA (Hons) Dance, we have three dance studios on campus. However, much of the course is taught at Pavilion Dance located in the town centre.

Campus Tour Dates

Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, bookings for campus tours have been postponed until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Campus Tour Dates Availability

Friday 11 September

Booking postponed

Friday 16 October

Booking postponed

Friday 13 November

Booking postponed

Friday 11 December

Booking postponed

Hire our creative spaces

We offer a range of dynamic spaces and rooms for hire, all equipped with the 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

Life drawing class taking place inside the Drawing Studio

Drawing Studio

Our icon, blue Drawing Studio is used by student from all courses and was designed by Alumnus, Sir Peter Cook
A wall covered in colourful storyboards and multicolour book stands
Our in-house gallery, TheGallery, is a major resource for contemporary art and design in the South of England
Display Cabinet


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

The Library

The Library at AUB holds an excellent range of print and online collections
Actress sitting on a chair by a window

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 the AUB campus