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Foundation Welcome Guide

Arrival and your first week

We're delighted that you've chosen to join our creative community at Arts University Bournemouth. We can't wait to see what you'll create.

Arrival and your first week

Welcome to the Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media. We’re excited to get to know you as a creative and see what you’ll make with us as you develop through the course.

Starting at AUB

You'll be emailed soon about enrolling onto the course. Enrolment will open towards the end of August.

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

Final note

During your foundation year you'll be encouraged to move outside 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'll be genuinely challenged while 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!

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We’re delighted for you to join us at AUB – we can’t wait to see what you’ll create.

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Next Steps

Find out the useful dates and contact before you start here

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