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Art and Design History

Art and design histories are stories that enrich and inspire our present.

Immersed in our creative community at AUB, you’ll be part of the living processes of art and design today. This course offers students a unique focus on academic study while acquiring key industry skills within a creative university.

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Drawing

Drawing is at the very heart of contemporary creative thinking. On this course, you will explore drawing as an extension of thinking.

Drawing has boundless possibilities – it can communicate thoughts, ideas, abstract concepts and can exist in diverse forms such as­­ sculpture, surface, installation, film, performance and digital. By its very nature it is positioned at the heart of contemporary practice.

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Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies

This course gives you an excellent transition between A-Level and more specialised degree courses by allowing you to explore a wide range of disciplines.

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Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies (Media)

AUB’s BA (Hons) Film Production and Photography courses have a great reputation and this Foundation Diploma is the perfect place to start.

Our Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies Programme is delighted to have achieved the ‘Outstanding’ rating in its 2018 Ofsted inspection – in all four areas. You can read more here and see the full report here.

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Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 1)

Architecture at AUB is the first step towards becoming a creative architect.

On this unique and stimulating course, you’ll work within the context of a studio-based arts university, where everyone shares an interest in different forms of making.

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Costume and Performance Design

Graduates from this course have gone on to design and make costumes for theatres and film studios all over the world.

The BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design course has recently been recognised as a centre of excellence by The Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2017. You can read more about this prestigious award here.

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Fashion

This dynamic course gives you the skills needed for a career in the fast-moving world of 21st century fashion.

Our graduating Fashion students scooped seven awards at Graduate Fashion Week 2018 – including the Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award.

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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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Graphic Design

Graphic design is about communicating to inform, educate, entertain, and persuade.

Experimentation and discovery are important values on this course. There’s no ‘right answer’ and you’ll be supported to find your own path as you learn more skills.

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Illustration

Illustration is a way of seeing and understanding the world. You’ll discover how to connect and communicate with different audiences across a range of platforms.

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Interior Architecture and Design

From bars and restaurants, to yacht design, to disaster relief and refuge, our students work on a huge variety of projects.

This course is recognised by the ECIA as one of the leading courses in the UK and Europe.

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Visual Communication

From the icons on your smartphone to the signs in an airport, from the logo on a cola to the type on your favourite magazine, visual communications play a powerful part in shaping our choices. 

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