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Art Explorers

Saturday Art School

For young artists aged 7-18

Our fun and exciting Saturday Art School courses give budding makers, designers, and artists the chance to explore their creativity outside regular school art classes.

Autumn term | Spring term | Summer term

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Evening and weekend courses

For adults aged 18+

Our 50+ short courses are suitable for anyone that's eager to learn and develop creative skills. We know that there's no right or wrong way to be creative, and welcome everyone to experience the joy that art can bring.

Autumn term | Spring term | Summer term

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Summer courses

For aspiring creatives aged 7+

Throughout the summer we run our Creative Arts Summer School for young artists, Portfolio Preparation courses to help you create a winning art portfolio, and unique Artisan Workshops for adults. Residential options available.

Summer term July – August

Why study a short course at AUB?

Study at a leading specialist university. We're the creative experts, so we know what we're doing when it comes to providing an unparalleled selection of short courses. Each year we're thrilled to welcome hundreds of students from across the globe to AUB's community, and be part of their creative journey.

At AUB you'll have the chance to develop your artistic voice. We’re proud to cater to all abilities; whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned pro we’ve got the perfect course to spark your joy through the power of creating. You'll learn in a safe and encouraging environment where there's no right or wrong way to be creative. Not to mention you'll have fun and meet like-minded people!

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Learn from industry professionals

All our tutors are industry professionals and experts in their fields, so you know you'll be learning from the best. You'll also benefit from our incredible campus and its industry-standard studios, plus use state-of-the-art equipment and software to unleash your creativity.

Explore our facilities
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Take inspiration from the beautiful south coast

Some of our courses offer opportunities for day trips and on location studying, so you can take inspiration from the beautiful south coast scenery (including the Jurassic Coast) and connect with the local area.

Plus, Bournemouth has great transport links, so you don't have to worry about travelling to us from further afield and we also offer an optional airport taxi pick-up for our residential summer courses.

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