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Foundation Welcome Guide - Overview
Your Welcome Guide

We're delighted to have you join us at Arts University Bournemouth, and hope that your time here will be rewarding, challenging, creative and enjoyable.

Arrival and your first week

Welcome to the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at the Arts University Bournemouth where we look forward to spending time working with and supporting you as you make great leaps forward in your learning and understanding of the creative sphere!

Starting at AUB

What's new...

During this last year, many things have changed and we're all learning in these challenging times. Primarily we want you to be safe and we ask you to be mindful of the requirements we may outline to look after yourselves, your peers and the staff.

We have developed an exciting, blended learning experience for you this year where the Media and Art and Design Foundation courses will be mixed together in the first stage of the course, before progressing more directly to subject specialism.

Practically this means that during the initial weeks, sessions will be split between a physical or virtual campus delivery. You will have one intensive, full day in the studio each week with the option to use the studio for an extra 3 hours in the evening.

Induction and your Timetable

You'll be emailed soon to enrol onto the course. It's important that you enrol by Monday 7 September so that we can allocate you to a group and set up your timetable.

Once you have enrolled you'll be able to set up your student login to access your email account and more information via the myAUB portal.

We have a number of pre-arrival induction activities that you'll need to work through on the w/c Monday 7 September. These will be available on the Foundation Course Blog through myAUB.

If you enrol before the 7 September then your timetable will be available through myAUB by Friday 11 September. This will let you know when and where to arrive on campus in the first week.

There are no scheduled sessions for Monday 14th September.

Final note

During your foundation year you'll be encouraged to move outside of your comfort zone and push beyond the boundaries of your knowledge and understanding where exciting opportunities await you. It'll be a year of intense and hard work, where you will be genuinely challenged whilst expanding your abilities and refining your progression choices. You'll make friends and collaborate with others, whilst demonstrating your creative ambitions and commitment.

We would ask of you that you use this year to take risks, break creative rules, allow the chance to lead at times and above all have fun!

Back to Campus

Watch our 'Back to Campus' video to see what changes we have made in preparation for your arrival.

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Next Steps

Find out the useful dates and contact before you start here