Why AUB?

We are a leading arts university for the creative industries. 

We relentlessly innovate, collaborate and connect in ways that turn creative talent into careers.

In our 2016 student perception survey, 95% of students said they would recommend AUB to others.

Seven reasons why students choose to join our creative community:

Specialist courses

AUB offers practical arts, design, media and performance courses including 3 week summer programmes, Arts Foundation, BA (Hons), MA and PhD


Bournemouth is one of the top destinations for international students and has some of the best beaches in the UK. We are only two hours from London and have easy access to Europe.


All of our facilities are on one campus, which makes it a very friendly and welcoming place. We have 4000 students from over 60 different countries, creating a vibrant and creative community.


We recreate the creative industries on campus. Students work with each other across disciplines. For example, film, acting, costume and make-up students all work together to make a production happen.

Industry connections

Our academic teams are made up of people who have has successful careers in the creative industries and continue to practise alongside their teaching. We have industry on campus – Framestore who did the VFX for Gravity and 10 of our alumni worked on the film. We have regular live project briefs (for example AUB24), work experience modules, and networking events for our students.

Graduate results

We have one of the best graduate employment figures of all UK universities. 95.6% of all graduates found work or went onto further study within 6 months of graduating (HESA Destination of leavers from Higher Education Report 2016)


From award-winning screenwriters to Turner Prize-worthy photographers, AUB has been the backdrop for plenty of creative careers… Check out our notable alumni.