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.

We were recently awarded the Gold standard rating by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

AUB has just been voted the highest-ranked modern university in the South West by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

Here are five reasons to study at AUB…

A campus like no other

Our state-of-the-art campus is a creative hub with head-turning architecture and industry-standard equipment. You’ll be in a community of like-minded makers and thinkers.

Plus, you’re also surrounded by the New Forest, great beaches, and World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Bournemouth boasts a great nightlife and culture too and London is just two hours away.

Turning creativity into careers

According to the most recent DLHE Survey, 98% of our graduates were employed or in further study within six months of graduating.

We’re a practical university with strong ambitions for our graduates to enjoy rewarding careers. Our alumni constantly return with incredible stories of things they’ve done, business they’ve created and awards they’ve won.

Collaboration on every corner

The best work happens when different disciplines come together. Everyone here is a creator, and you’ll have 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 the industry.

The gateway to the £87 billion creative industries

The £87 billion creative industries are growing faster than the whole UK economy, accounting for 1 in 11 jobs.

The home of making and thinking

Our research activity makes the world – and your creative education – better. As well as practical skills, you’ll learn the theory too.

Message from the Principal

You can read a message from our Vice-Chancellor Principal, Professor Stuart Bartholomew CBE, here.

Find the right course for you

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.