Course Overview

Our Short Courses give you the confidence to express your creativity. From practical skills to life or career changing possibilities, our courses in art, design, media and performance will help you explore your potential.

The quality of our Short Courses is second to none. You’ll benefit from the facilities and teaching support of one of the UK’s top arts universities. Leading tutors design our courses, bringing creative subjects alive. You simply need enthusiasm and passion rather than formal qualifications to take part.

Our Short Courses are generally suitable for anyone aged 16+.

9–16 year olds can join our Saturday Art School. Here, if you are an aspiring young artist you will have the chance of exploring creativity outside regular school classes, guided by our expert tutors. We can also create fully bespoke training programmes on request.

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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 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 downloadable PDF, found in the Downloads area of this page, 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 and two passport size photos 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 or call us on +44 1202 363222.

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