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Rethink reality

Being a part of AUB puts you at the heart of a community of artists, designers and makers. Our purpose-built, industry-standard studios make you perfectly placed to find answers to real-world challenges.

Shape your future

With so much talent in one place, whichever subject you choose to study, you’ll collaborate with other courses to bring creative visions to life.

That’s a wrap! A look back on AUB students’ 2023 summer successes

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) has enjoyed an highly successful summer as its students and graduates racked up an overwhelming list of...

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AUB launches new school and eight courses for 2024

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is to expand its portfolio with the introduction of a new school and eight new undergraduate courses.

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A stunning dozen: Massive awards haul for BA (Hons) Modelmaking at New Blades show

This year’s New Blades recruitment fair ended with a major triumph for AUB as seven of its BA (Hons) Modelmaking students came away with...

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Clothing upcycling project Salvage Collective turns heads at Graduate Fashion Week

Graduate Fashion Week hosts the largest showcase of fashion student talent from universities across the country. Including those studying...

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Top international architects launch AUB's Innovation Studio

World-class architects have gathered in Bournemouth to mark the opening of AUB’s new Innovation Studio, designed by Sir Peter Cook.

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Textiles Lecturer’s artwork heads to Miami for prestigious fashion showcase

AUB Textiles Lecturer Kelly Bailey artwork is exhibited at the Fida X Miami Fashion Arts Summer Exhibition 2021

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Past Event

This MoDiP exhibition is an exploration of how design in plastics can be used to help people survive in extreme situations...

Past Event

Our 2022 graduating students are exhibiting their work in London, find out more

Past Event

The material of which an object is made has a profound effect on its perceived worth. This is because we inhabit a world full of...

Past Event

A Museum of Design in Plastics exhibition supported by TheGallery. This display is an excerpt of MoDiP’s exhibition, Friend and faux...

Challenge conventions

To encourage an inquisitive and open-minded approach, each course is designed with collaboration at its core, and a curriculum built to challenge.

An unparalleled campus

AUB has one of the best specialist campuses in the UK. We’ve worked with world-leading architect Sir Peter Cook to create unique spaces where students are never stuck for inspiration or space. Allowing you to gain the skills and confidence to step into the creative industries.

Inside the Drawing Studio
Innovation Studio, photographed by Richard Bryant. Photo of an interior space, with several people sat working at tables. A rectangle-shaped railing is in the middle of the room.
Students at work in Fashion studios
A man viewed from the side in a workshop working with a machine.
Fashion shoot inside the drawing studio

A network beyond AUB

AUB mirrors professional practice with a strong emphasis on innovation. Courses are supported by a global network of industry professionals and alumni, giving you a head-start before you even graduate.

Explore our creative community

Discover AUB for yourself at an Open Day. They're a fantastic opportunity for you to get a feel for studying with us, whether you attend an on-campus Open Day or watch a virtual talk from the comfort of your own home

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