Our Courses

Summer Courses

Experiment. Question. Challenge. Create. Just some of the things you’ll be encouraged to do on our summer courses.

Our Summer Courses give you the opportunity to:

  • Develop new creative skills and techniques
  • Prepare for an arts course at university
  • Learn from creative experts
  • Experience studying in a British arts university
  • Boost your career prospects
  • Share ideas and skills with students from around the world
  • Spend time in one of the UK’s top summer destinations
  • Receive portfolio advice and university application support
  • AUB Certificate of Attendance

Written by our course teams, who teach on our full-time degree programmes, and supported by visiting tutors, specialist technicians and student graduates, our highly practical courses allow you to explore a range of approaches to creative thinking and making in a variety of art forms.

As well as learning about creative techniques and processes, our summer courses aim to increase your confidence in your artistic abilities, giving you the opportunity to make a more informed decision about your future.

You may be enrolling to improve your arts portfolio, to supplement your university application or because you want to enrich your CV or interest in the creative world.

Our courses attract young students, creative professionals and freelancers from the UK and all over the world from a variety of ages, backgrounds and experiences.

Our three-week courses are open to all enthusiasts age 16 and over; there is no upper age limit.

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Summer courses guide

We have compiled our Summer Courses Guide to give summer students detailed information about our courses, accommodation and the surrounding area along with other parts of the summer experience. You can download the guide here for full information about what to expect from your summer at AUB.

Included with your course fee you will receive:

  • Over 4 hours per day of academic teaching in state of the art facilities (Mon-Fri)
  • All materials, resources and equipment
  • Use of creative digital programmes, on-campus Wi-Fi
  • Use of library resources and Gallery access
  • Educational course trips and visits
  • Portfolio review and 1-1 mentoring sessions
  • Support and Advice for further study or application to AUB for Foundation /Ba programmes
  • Course Credit Transfer
  • Summer Graduation Ceremony
  • AUB Certificate of Attendance

Creative Arts Summer School

For Summer 2018 we are offering a 2-week fully inclusive Creative Arts Summer School for younger students, aged 14-15 years.


If you have any questions, please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. You can email summercourses@aub.ac.uk, call +44 1202 853624/853605 or Skype us: summercoursesAUB