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,...
Costume & Performance Design Run ‘Days for Girls’ Charity Event
Poole UK Team of 'Days for Girls' Hosted an epic day of making on the 8th March 2019 at AUB
The Poole Team (Arts University Bournemouth, BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design) of Days for Girls is pleased to announce that it hosted ’An...
AUB Costume students recreate the very first Barbie doll
This Saturday marks the 60th birthday of the original Barbie Doll, released in 1959.
BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design students have created a full-size, real life version of the original first box and outfit, with Barbie wearing the same...
By Hannah Ringkamp - BA Costume and Performance Design
In the last term of my studies I was able to design the costumes for the Autumn AUB Production of ‘The Visit’ ; a Brechtian style play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt and directed by Kirstie...