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Theatre and Dance Studios

Theatre and Dance have been an influential factor in many of our students' lives. Our purpose-built Theatre and Dance studios allow creativity to flourish, student collaborations and a means of self-expression that can be developed.

In our Theatre Studio and 'Black Box' style theatre, our students benefit from exploring the unexplored, but also shedding the inhibitions associated with performing in front of an audience. Performers and set designer can also test their mettle for real in our 'Black Box' style theatre. With flexible seating for up to 100, the studio theatre also boasts the latest in professional lighting and sound equipment. Technical expertise is supplied by our dedicated team who can show you the ropes of our lighting, props and speaker systems.

Our purpose-built, state-of-the-art Dance Studios offer the perfect environment to bring your creativity to life. All three studios feature the latest audiovisual equipment and professional Harlequin sprung dance floors, which offer to cushion and reduce impact, as well as offering greater traction to reduce slippage.

Find out more about our spaces and local venues

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Dance Studio

AUB has three purpose-built dance studio for learning and practice

Student performing in AUB Black Box style theatre

Black Box Theatre

Our versatile ‘Black Box’ style theatre is a space for performers and set designer to test their mettle for real

Pavilion Dance South West

Pavilion Dance South West

Our degree runs in partnership with Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW), the National Dance Development Organisation for the South West

Lighthouse Theatre


Home of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Lighthouse is centre of excellence for live performance

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AUB's drawing studio with the A Block in the background


Our campus is a living, breathing, academic environment for creativity – it's where you'll make amazing things happen
Drone view of AUB campus with an illustrated overlay

AUB:360 tour

Explore AUB's creative campus with our new 360° virtual tour
Life drawing class taking place inside the Drawing Studio

Drawing Studio

Our iconic, 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
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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 the AUB campus
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.