This is AUB. An environment to shape and build your work; to learn, share, provoke and collaborate.
A creative community for original thinkers and inventive innovative makers where boundaries are pushed and creative alliances formed.
A place from which convention is tested, the landscape altered and creative careers launched. A living, breathing, connected academic environment for creativity.
We are a leading arts university for the creative industries. We relentlessly innovate, collaborate and connect in ways that turn creative talent into careers.
Here are five reasons to study at AUB…
Our staff are exceptional. They are inspiring teachers, researchers, industry practitioners and technicians who are all here to support you with your studies and help you to achieve outstanding outcomes.
We’ve been awarded Gold by the TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) by HEFCE which assesses the quality of teaching. We received this for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. Our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.
You can read more about this here.
Also, our Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies Programme is delighted to have achieved the ‘Outstanding’ rating in its 2018 Ofsted inspection – in all four areas. You can read more here and see the full report here.
A campus like no other
AUB’s stunning state-of-the-art campus is a creative hub designed for specialists. With a backdrop of head-turning architecture, you’ll be in a community of like-minded makers and thinkers.
Our campus is a catalyst to shape and build your work; to experiment, innovate, be curious and push boundaries. It’s where you will make amazing things happen.
Our spaces are divided into villages, boulevards, green space and infrastructure. Our campus also has a real buzz about it. On route to the café you might pass a film crew, a woman in Elizabethan dress and a DJ. It’s a microcosm of the creative industries.
AUB was voted the highest-ranked modern university in the South West by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
We invest heavily in industry-standard technology and spaces that equip you for life in the creative industries. We want you to get used to the equipment and facilities you’ll find in the real world.
Plus, you’re also surrounded by the New Forest, great beaches, and World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Bournemouth boasts great nightlife and culture too and London is just two hours away.
You can read more about life at AUB here.
Turning creativity into careers
We’re a practical university with strong ambitions for our graduates to enjoy rewarding careers.
AUB is the UK’s number one specialist university for employability according to results released by Times Higher Education, and in the top five overall*.
Our average graduate employment rate over the last five years has been 97%**
We consistently achieve outstanding employability results because of the quality of our teaching and our campus and facilities which prepare our students for employment.
We are a gateway to the £92 billion creative industries, which is growing at a faster rate than the whole of the UK economy, accounting for 1 in 11 jobs.
It’s a sector which can be rewarding, exciting and needs new ways of thinking. The creative industries need someone like you.
Our alumni constantly return with incredible stories of things they’ve done, business they’ve created and awards they’ve won.
* The 2017 TEF Metrics ranking compiled by Times Higher Education.
** The percentage of students in employment or undertaking further study according to DLHE 2012/13-2016/17.
Collaboration on every corner
The best work happens when different disciplines come together. Everyone here is a creator, and you’ll get the chance to collaborate with them.
No creative subject stands alone at AUB. Cross fertilisation of ideas and techniques benefits everyone and it’s exactly how students will experience the real world.
Our collaborations extend beyond courses that work together, to the wider university world and links with industry.
Every year we also turn the university into the largest creative agency on the south coast for 24 hours. Sign up and you’ll have the opportunity to work on briefs from some of the most innovative brands today. Past briefs have come from Virgin, Bestival and the RNLI.
Our AUB community works to make the world a better place, using creativity to offer solutions to the inequalities and injustices that they see in the world.
Our students and staff are using their skills to engage with some of the most pressing issues that are facing the human race today, making a positive change for global good. You can read more about this here.
If you’d like to find out more about our courses, you can use our course finder to find the degree that’s right for you.