Read what our students have to say about our Evening & Saturday Short Courses…


Discover Photography

Just wanted to say thanks for the past 10 weeks – the course has been great and I feel that I’ve learnt so much.  Your good humour, enthusiasm for your subject and patience went a long way to making it so interesting and enjoyable for all of us!  I’m looking forward to getting out and about with my camera now and using everything we’ve be looking at.  I feel I can play with the camera controls with some confidence now and work out what I can and cannot do with that – a far cry from being terrified of turning off the auto mode which is where I was before !!


Acting for Beginners & Improvers

This course was beyond anything I could have imagined. I’d recommend this course to anyone! Charmaine has really took us from
zero and turned us into a family! I’ve grown so much in the 10 weeks I’ve been here!


Life Drawing – An Introduction

The Life Drawing class really helped me to understand the subjects of my own artwork on a deeper level.The course covered all areas of Life Drawing possible and really encouraged the participants to be creative in their approaches
and made me rethink the way I draw on a whole. 10/10 would definitely recommend to beginners and improvers alike.Katie


The Art of Screenprinting

“I have just finished the short course in screen printing and would like to leave some feedback  .

I have attended this course around seven times in the past six years, I have always been happy with the course and the course tutors have been really good. this time has been amazing. I cannot praise donna Peters highly enough, this lady is an amazing artist and printer and has gone out of her way to teach us, she is passionate and dedicated. Donna has been truly inspirational and her enthusiasm is infectious, I just want to thank you and say that I hope that she and pretty both get the recognition they so truly deserve, an asset to AUB. Many thanks”


The Art of Illustration

“A wonderful course that has completely ignited a long-term love of illustration. The course has opened my eyes to the wide variety of illustration styles and I would highly recommend it. Plus, the tutor is enthusiastic and great fun to work with.”


1 Year Interior Design using AutoCAD

“I had the opportunity to enrol into 1 year Interior Design short course in October 2017 at AUB. 

I was always interested into interiors and architecture and this course helped me gain knowledge of the profession, what technical skills one must have and how to translate my design vision using AutoCAD and SketchUp. 

The course motivated me to pursue a degree in Architecture on full-time basis in 2018. Professors Katie and Will were very inspiring and open to any questions and advice throughout the course.”


Adobe InDesign

“Thank you for the Adobe inDesign course. I’ve enjoyed it very much, was able to follow the course much better than I thought I would and have already found it invaluable; it is saving me time and improving the quality of my work and the scope of what I can produce.

It was very useful having the last hour of each session free to work on my own projects but with you on hand incase I ran into difficulties. Giving us links to the week’s material online via your own website, in addition to the printed tutorials, has also been helpful- the one week I struggled to keep up, I was able to get to grips with the material thanks to the content you provided online.”

“I am a bookbinder and during the course I have been able to produce an advert for print in a regional magazine, marketing collateral including a trifold brochure, an interactive pdf version of a book I had previously produced (in Word!), printed & hand bound, and a simple but very useful template for producing client’s personalised title pages.

In my freelance work as a content editor I am able to work more closely, effectively & efficiently with my colleagues in the design studio on our clients’ marketing material. I plan to continue using inDesign as part of my usual work toolkit, and look forward to using it to produce teaching materials and create artist’s books with content.”



Introduction to Modelmaking

“Thank you so much for such a fantastic modelmaking course. The 10 weeks have really flown by.

“I have been able to take so much away from the course. I now intend to use Alginate as a pacifier in many lessons! (I will tell the pupils that it takes 1 hour to ‘go off’ and if they speak it will slow down the process).

“I really appreciate all your help and the knowledge and the opportunity to experiment and try things out. I have so much more I can now apply to school. Thank you so much again.”


Creative Branding & Marketing – Introduction 

“I absolutely loved my time at AUB and I will definitely be back next year to take more of your short courses! I did not know what or where I wanted to go or do for my future career, I thought I’d do this course to see if marketing was for me and it turns out it is!

“As of a week ago I now work for a huge marketing agency, so a big thank you to Daniel the tutor, for helping me figure that out.

“The certificate is great, not only to show off to people, but to remind myself of what a great time I had, how much I’ve learnt and the wonderful people that I’ve met.

“Thank you so much, again. I really mean it.”



“A great course with a fantastic range of leather goods produced by the students. Also a helpful tutor with plenty of expertise.”


The Art of Screenprinting

“I have loved this course and shall be doing another.”


Silverclay Jewellery Workshop

“I found the course of a very high standard in its delivery of content covered, excellent teaching and support provided by the tutor.”


Creative Branding & Marketing – Introduction 

“After six years of being out of the education system, I was really nervous about starting my course. However the atmosphere is so chilled and the course is fun and relaxed. I’ve also made so many friends!”


The Art of Illustration

“This was a really interesting and engaging course which gave the inspiration and the tools to try something new!”


Millinery – The Art of Hat Making

“I absolutely loved this course – so interesting and absorbing! Thank you!”


The Art of Illustration

“Fantastic course at wonderful facilities – brilliant way to feed my creative fire.”


Modelmaking – An Introduction

“An engaging and fun short course, which has been a perfect introduction to the subject.”


Creative Film Making and Editing – An Introduction

“The course has made me realise my passion for all aspects of film production.”


Millinery – The Art of Hat Making

“An excellent course that gives confidence to the beginner. I really enjoyed every session!”


Develop Photography

“I really enjoyed the course and it has definitely improved my photography skills. I’m looking forward to taking more photos and will taking the next course in the future.”


Discover Photography

“Excellent course, gives a clear overview of the basics of photography and how to get to grips with your camera.”


Creative Film Making and Editing – An Introduction

“Excellent experience, progressed my film making skills significantly”