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Summer courses

Each year we're proud to welcome students from around the world to join our vibrant and inclusive summer community. If you’re looking to add value to your art portfolio, experiment and learn new skills or simply have fun with your creativity over the summer months, then we've got the course for you!

Take a look at our exciting range of summer courses below, for all ages and abilities, running throughout April – August 2023.

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Saturday Art School (7-15yrs)

15 April – 3 June 2023

Our special summer edition of Saturday Art School gives aspiring young artists the chance to learn new skills, experiment, and unleash their creativity across eight weeks.

Drawing with Fire – Pyrography and Oil Painting on Wood

Artisan Workshops (18+ yrs)

July – August 2023

Our range of one-week bespoke, specialist artisanal craft courses give you the chance to master a range of exciting, unique disciplines that you're unlikely to find anywhere else.

Why study a summer 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 summer courses. Each year we're thrilled to welcome over 400 students from across the globe to AUB"s creative community. You'll have the chance to develop your artistic voice – best prepare yourself for future success with your creative study applications or employment, plus finesse your existing skills and learn new ones. Plus, we cater for all abilities. 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 creatives!

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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.

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Take inspiration from the beautiful south coast

Many 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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Residential options

Immerse yourself in our creative community by taking advantage of our economically-priced residential opportunities on both our Portfolio Preparation courses and Artisan Workshops. If you opt for the residential and/or catering package you'll stay in AUB's Halls of Residence, which includes a private en-suite bathroom, wi-fi, and other facilities. Our Halls are located on campus, so you'll never be far away from the creative resources that we have on offer.

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