About us

Established in 1885 as a specialist institution, Arts University Bournemouth is a leading university offering high-quality specialist education in art, design, media and performance across the creative industries.

We’re passionate about the creative subjects we teach and continue to encourage curiosity, risk-taking and adventure in exploring and pushing subject knowledge and its boundaries.

Why AUB?

  • 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.

Five reasons to study at AUB

  • Excellent teaching
  • A campus like no other
  • Turning creativity into careers
  • Collaboration on every corner
  • AUB human

AUB's Responsibilities

Throughout the course you may expect to:

  • be treated fairly and with respect
  • have access to accurate information about your course and AUB policies, including complaints and appeals procedures
  • receive a high standard of teaching, assessment, advice and guidance from appropriately qualified staff
  • be able to discuss academic progress with the appropriate course staff
  • have access to the learning resources you need to support your studies
  • have access to personal guidance and support from AUB services if appropriate
  • be given a timescale and framework for work set
  • have clearly defined assessments, assignments and coursework marked fairly and returned with appropriate comments within an agreed timescale
  • receive help and support in developing the skills needed for successful study and subsequent progression to employment within your chosen profession
  • have the opportunity to express views on the quality of teaching, services and facilities
  • receive guidance on careers and future progression routes

AUB Student's Union Responsibilities

Throughout the course you can expect AUBSU to:

  • represent the interests of students within AUB, locally and nationally
  • ensure that students are aware of their rights
  • support students in participating in the opportunities offered by the University
  • provide social events, including clubs and societies
  • ensure that AUBSU officers are elected fairly and democratically, in accordance with the Students’ Union constitution

Student Responsibilities

Throughout the course you will be expected to:

  • take responsibility for your work and actions
  • attend regularly and punctually
  • commit yourself to work and study outside formal teaching time
  • complete your assignments within the agreed timescale
  • comply with University regulations and policies, including those governing attendance and student conduct
  • conduct yourself responsibly and show consideration and respect towards staff, fellow students and members of the local community
  • show consideration and care for University environment, equipment and facilities

Students are reminded that their responsibilities relate to all methods of communication, including electronic and social networking.

This Student Charter summarises the University’s aspirations and expectations. It is not intended as a legally binding contract, or to define or limit the legal rights and responsibilities of the University, the AUB Students’ Union and each student. All students should ensure that they are aware of all policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines published by the University and AUB Students’ Union. Copies of all documents are available on the AUB intranet or from AUB Students’ Union.

Industry

s a specialist institute of learning, AUB has a strong reputation in delivering skills-based capabilities across art, design, media and performance. We have multiple levels of engagement including ‘Live Briefs’ for students, staff-led research projects, staff industry secondments, student internship and EU funded innovation projects.

AUB has recently been successful in attracting £1.2m investment from the European Regional Development Fund to support research and innovation projects with Dorset Industry and £1.4 million from the Dorset Growth Deal to develop an Innovation Studio to support start-ups in the region.

If you want to know more please contact the AUB Innovation Team Daniel Cox and Lucy Devall.

Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

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Our illustrious alumni at Pixar, Lucasarts, and Aardman testify to the success of our Creative Skillset accredited curriculum and production-based studio environment. ... [+]

Overview

Our illustrious alumni at Pixar, Lucasarts, and Aardman testify to the success of our Creative Skillset accredited curriculum and production-based studio environment.

You can choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:

BA (Hons) Animation Production (2D Animation) BA (Hons) Animation Production (CG Animation) BA (Hons) Animation Production (Stop Motion Animation) BA (Hons) Animation Production (Visual Development for Animation)

You can download the full programme specification here.

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You’ll discover how to create whole new worlds on this exciting course. As well as technical skill, you’ll learn that great design depends on your ability to interpret id ... [+]

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You’ll discover how to create whole new worlds on this exciting course. As well as technical skill, you’ll learn that great design depends on your ability to interpret ideas and we place a real emphasis on conceptual work.

You’ll work alongside students from the BA (Hons) Film Production, Make-up for Media and Performance, and Acting courses on stage and film productions.

You may choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:

BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (Costume Design for Screen) BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (Scenography) BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (Costume Supervision) BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (Costume Interpretation) ... [-]
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The journey from design to shop window or fashion catwalk is fascinating. You’ll discover the complexities of buying, selling and promotion – and the need to be entrepren ... [+]

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The journey from design to shop window or fashion catwalk is fascinating. You’ll discover the complexities of buying, selling and promotion – and the need to be entrepreneurial. A major strength of this course is its position within the specialist art, design, and media institution with the potential for you to study alongside other creative and cultural disciplines.

During the course, you will build an appropriate portfolio of skills, which supports the development of individual practice, and informs your decision regarding the selection of a specialist named award.

You can download the full programme specification here.

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This course considers fine art in its widest sense, which means you can test out many different approaches or choose to specialize in one. Experimental workshops in paint ... [+]

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This course considers fine art in its widest sense, which means you can test out many different approaches or choose to specialize in one. Experimental workshops in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital media, and sonic arts provide you with a solid foundation in testing the physical and conceptual potential of materials that you can then develop further.

You can download the full programme specification here.

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Illustration is a way of seeing and understanding the world. You’ll discover how to connect and communicate with different audiences across a range of platforms. ... [+]

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Illustration is a way of seeing and understanding the world. You’ll discover how to connect and communicate with different audiences across a range of platforms.

Entry requirements

You can find out more information about the entry requirements for our BA courses here.

You can also take a look at the English Language requirements for these courses here.

Your UCAS application

Our institution code is A66. All of our courses take place on one site, so we don’t have a campus code.

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From bars and restaurants to yacht design, to disaster relief and refuge, our students work on a huge variety of projects. ... [+]

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This course will offer you the skills, knowledge and work experience you need to become a leader in one of the most dynamic, creative, economically valuable and diverse areas of design. You’ll have the chance to work with real clients on real design projects in a studio-based and professionally-focused learning environment.

You can download the full programme specification here.

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Our BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance course gives you the skills you need to play a key creative role in performance, fashion, film or television. The make-up ... [+]

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Our BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance course gives you the skills you need to play a key creative role in performance, fashion, film or television. The make-up artist is an important member of any production team and you’ll work with students studying acting, film production, costume, and fashion to create ‘live’ collaborative projects.

You can download the full programme specification here.

Studying at AUB

Read more about learning and teaching at AUB and when you will receive your timetable here Find out about accommodation Read about managing your money as a student and find out more about any course costs Level 4 (First year)

The first year (Level 4) of the course is designed to teach you the fundamental creative, practical, analytical and critical skills needed by makeup artists working in various media and performance industries.... [-]

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We encourage experimentation and risk-taking on this visually-led course. You’ll engage with photography in a variety of contexts, taking an open-minded approach to possi ... [+]

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We encourage experimentation and risk-taking on this visually-led course. You’ll engage with photography in a variety of contexts, taking an open-minded approach to possibilities of the expanding field of photography. You’ll mix theory and research with practical work to get a rounded view of photography and its place in culture.

You can download the full programme specification here.

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Experimentation and discovery are important values on this course. There’s no ‘right answer’ and you’ll be supported to find your own path as you learn more skills. ... [+]

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You can download the full BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme specification here.

Studying at AUB

Read more about learning and teaching at AUB and when you will receive your timetable here Find out about accommodation Read about managing your money as a student and find out more about any course costs Read our Admissions Policy You may choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Motion Graphics) BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Branding) BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Information Graphics) BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Editorial Design)

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Visual Communication is a broad discipline, encompassing graphic design, image generation, typography and screen-based design. Throughout the course, your industry knowle ... [+]

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Visual Communication is a broad discipline, encompassing graphic design, image generation, typography and screen-based design. Throughout the course, your industry knowledge will be strengthened through independent research, as well as collaborative and individual participation in ‘live’ and prestigious competition briefs, set by the likes of D&AD and ISTD.

You can also download the full programme specification here.

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