Welcome to Short Courses 2020/21



For 2019-20 we are offering over 50 exciting and immersive part-time courses in 15 subject areas. With 13 brand new courses including 5 Level 2 accredited courses, we offer something for everyone!

Courses are delivered in the evenings and/or Saturdays’ commencing September 2019 (Autumn term) and January 2020 (Spring term). From student, working professional or retiree, our courses are accessible to everyone.

Be taught by experts and benefit from specialist resources & facilities. For the majority of our courses, no previous experience is required, just enthusiasm, passion and a desire to learn.

Release your creativity, master a new skill or just indulge yourself at Arts University Bournemouth.

Discover what we have to offer and explore our courses.

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When to enrol

Due to the popularity of the short evening and Saturday courses, we advise that you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Classes are small and places are strictly limited. Enrolment is on a first come first served basis, however, we do hold a ‘waiting list’ for popular courses in case of cancellations.

How to enrol

Online – using our new online booking system

In-person (Please note, we do not accept cash/cheques. Card payment only) – visit us at the above office, we are based in University House and our opening hours are:

Term time: 08:30-18:30 Monday to Thursday and 08:30-16:30 on Fridays.

Non-term time: 08:30-17:00 Monday to Thursday and 08:30-16:30 on Fridays.

When making your booking you must:

  • Read the booking terms and conditions carefully.
  • On receipt of your booking and payment, we will send you a written confirmation which details your start date and time.


All the course descriptions (found via the website) list the materials which you will need to complete the course. Please refer to our Suggested Suppliers for more information resourcing specialist materials/consumables, you will need to bring these with you to your first class.

AUB Library

As an AUB student, you are entitled to join our library during the time of your course. The library offers an excellent range of specialist art and design resources. To join, please take your enrolment form, Photo ID and proof of address to the library reception.

After enrolling

Please look out for your confirmation email and letter, which will be sent you after your booking has been processed. This includes instructions on where to report to on your first class and the further benefits available to you as a Short Course student.

Terms and conditions

You can take a look at our terms and conditions of booking here.


You can find lots of information about our courses through the links below, but if you are still stuck or have any questions please get in touch with us.

You can email us at shortcourses@aub.ac.uk or call us on +44 1202 363222.


If you have any questions about our Evening & Saturday Short Courses, you may find the answers below.

If your question isn’t covered however, contact us using the information listed above.