There’s more than one route into studying in our creative community. From Evening & Saturday Courses, to Foundation and BA courses, to research degrees, you’ll find a path through AUB that suits you. Simply select the course level you’d like to study.
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We believe people learn best in a vibrant, caring environment. We want to help you thrive while you’re here.
On campus, you’ll find lots of great resources, facilities and, most importantly, a friendly environment. Lots of the courses overlap or collaborate, so you’ll meet plenty of new friends studying other subjects.
You can find out more about life at AUB by exploring the sections below.
Established in 1885 as a specialist institution, Arts University Bournemouth is a leading University offering high quality specialist education in art, design, media and performance across the creative industries.
We’re passionate about the creative subjects we teach and continue to encourage curiosity, risk-taking and adventure in exploring and pushing subject knowledge and its boundaries.
The University is situated two miles from the centre of Bournemouth, on the border between Bournemouth and Poole. Here are details on how to get in touch and how find us.
At AUB, our flourishing research and scholarship culture celebrates and enables original investigation; extending knowledge fields and developing new understanding within the arts.
By promoting the pursuit of innovation and creativity, we encourage opportunities for establishing and sharing best practice in research and foster the development of critical perspectives that have traditionally lain outside discrete disciplines. We encourage the use of reflective teaching and learning practices as part of an interactive relationship with research.
Staff research is supported from within AUB by grants for particular projects and by a Research Fellowship programme offering generous remission from teaching and administration. Researchers are also encouraged to apply for external funding for the full range of research from practice through history and theory.
A proactive Research Forum enables staff to present work in progress and to hear and participate in discussions of research by distinguished visitors. Training and advice is available to those intending to apply for external funding.
The University occupies a significant position in the cultural nexus of the south west. The University’s own Gallery is an important showcase for creative work and there are established links with other arts institutions in the area.
AUB's significant involvement with industry is celebrated in the latest Tech Nation report for 2018.
The in-depth report,...
Textiles alumna, Hannah Salisbury speaks to us about life in the creative industries
Hannah Salisbury studied BA (Hons) Textiles at AUB, graduating in 2016 and has gone on to work for menswear brand Pretty Green.
Here, Hannah tells us about her time at AUB, not getting too acclimatised to university life, and what it’s like...
AUB Alumni and Visiting Tutor, Joanna Paterson talks to us about her career as a freelance photographer
Joanna Paterson studied BA (Hons) Commercial Photography at AUB, graduating in 2006. Since then she’s worked with a host of brands, such as John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and O2. She’s travelled to the other side of the world in pursuit of her...
An interview with Visual Communication alumnus, Fox Rogers
Fox Rogers studied BA (Hons) Visual Communication at AUB, graduating in 2013 and has gone on to amass a client list that boasts some of the most recognisable names in the world, such as NatWest, Santander and Lloyds Banking Group.