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Clearing

Talk to us about Clearing! Call our team on +44 1202 363225 or +44 1202 363228 (lines are open 09.00-16.30, Monday-Friday).

Your journey begins right here, right now

We’re a community of artists. We champion the individual. We celebrate those that want to take risks and innovate. We welcome diversity, and offer a space for you to become your creative self.

Our courses are taught on our award-winning campus. If you haven't visited us yet, we have a Clearing Open Day on Saturday 17 August or you can explore AUB using our 360 tour.

Get ready for Clearing

Before you get in touch, it's worth knowing that most courses require an online portfolio, recorded audition or a showreel – have this ready, so you can easily submit it when we ask.

We'd also recommend having your qualifications to hand as we're only able to consider applicants who've received them. If you need to, take a look at our entry requirements and English Language requirements.

We've also got some handy Clearing top tips – so you're ready when the time comes for you to apply.

Take a look at what courses are available

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BA (Hons) Acting

Study Acting at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days.

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BA (Hons) Architecture (Part 1 ARB/RIBA)

Study Architecture at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days

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BA (Hons) Commercial Photography

Study Commercial Photography at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days

BA (Hons) Communication Design and Strategy

Study Communication Design and Strategy at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days...

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BA (Hons) Costume

Master the skills you need to become a professional maker, tailor and costume supervisor for the film, theatre and events industries

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BA (Hons) Creative Direction

Study Creative Direction at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days...

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BA (Hons) Creative Writing

Study Creative Writing at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days

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BA (Hons) Events Management

Study Events Management at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days

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BA (Hons) Fashion

Study Fashion at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days

BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication

Study Fashion Branding and Communication at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days

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BA (Hons) Film Production

Study Film Production at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days

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BA (Hons) Fine Art

Be part of an exciting, multi-discipline fine art course, set within our dynamic culture of making in our purpose-built studios

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BA (Hons) Games Art and Design

Study Games Art and Design at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Study Graphic Design at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days.

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BA (Hons) Illustration

Study Illustration at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days.

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BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Study Interior Architecture and Design at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days

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BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design for Health and Wellbeing

Interior Architecture and Design for Health and Wellbeing at Arts University Bournemouth. Discover the course, how to apply and open days

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BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance

Study Make-up for Media and Performance at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days

BA (Hons) Modelmaking

Study Modelmaking at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days

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BA (Hons) Performance Design and Film Costume

Discover how to create whole new worlds on this exciting course – design costumes and sets for plays, films and events.

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BA (Hons) Photography

Some of the world's leading photographers such as Wolfgang Tillmans and Nick Knight started their careers on this photographic course

BA (Hons) Textiles

BA (Hons) Textiles

Study Textiles at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days

BA (Hons) Visual Effects (VFX) for Film and Television

Study Visual Effects (VFX) at Arts University Bournemouth. Find out about the course, fees, how to apply, and open days

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FdA/BA (Hons)* 3D Animation and Visualisation for Film and Games

Take the first step in you career in CGI with a foundation-level degree in 3D Animation and Visualisation for Film and Games

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FdA Music and Sound Production

Take the first step in becoming a music production professional with a foundation-level degree in Music and Sound Production

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FdA/BA (Hons) Performing Arts

Take the first step in becoming a performance professional with a foundation-level degree in Performing Arts

Discover more about AUB and Clearing

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Visit our Clearing Open Day

Spend a day with our creative community.

Our Open Days are a fantastic opportunity for you to get a feel for studying with us. We're holding a special Clearing Open Day on Saturday 17 August.

Hear from our staff and students about living and studying at AUB, and explore our accommodation.

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Guaranteed accommodation

Rooms in our Home Park residence are currently available for new students at AUB — you can begin the booking process once you've firmly accepted your place.

If Halls isn’t for you and you’re looking to share a privately-rented house with other students, then we recommend you visit AUBStudentpad.

Check out AUBSU's handy resources for living in the local area.

Discover our accommodation
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Clearing: Katie's experience

Katie hadn’t originally planned to go to university. However, this changed in 2020, when she was dropping a friend off at her Bournemouth accommodation.

The last-minute change of mind led her to explore Clearing. And last year she graduated from BA (Hons) Events Management.

Read Katie's story
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Your Application

If you'd like to discuss applying for a place in Clearing, we've got three simple ways to get in touch, depending on what you prefer!

  • Fill in our Clearing application form below.
  • Call our Clearing team on +44 1202 363225 or +44 1202 363228 (lines are open 09.00-16.30, Monday-Friday).
  • Drop our team an email and we'll get back to you (within working hours).

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