Arts University Bournemouth, established in 1885 as a specialist institution, is now a leading University offering high quality specialist education in art, design, media and performance across the creative industries.
They remain passionate about their subjects and continue to encourage curiosity, risk-taking and adventure in exploring and pushing subject knowledge and its boundaries. AUB provides staff and students with a well resourced environment in which to practise to the highest professional standards.
AUB invests heavily in the technology and spaces that equip their students for life in the creative industries. University wants them to get used to the equipment and facilities they’ll find in the real world. They also make sure they have the right resources to make the most of their studies.
AUB is one of a small number of higher education institutions in the UK devoted solely to the study of art, design, media and performance. The University has been providing specialist education for over a century and enjoys a strong reputation, both nationally and internationally.
AUB is a compact institution with over 3,500 students based on one campus. They are a creative community where both staff and students share a commitment to the disciplines of art, design, media and performance.
Whichever course you decide to study, you’ll be part of a vibrant creative community in one of the country’s leading specialist Universities.
- AUB is the leading arts university for the creative industries.
- They relentlessly innovate, collaborate and connect in ways that turn creative talent into careers.
- University was 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.
5 reasons to study at AUB:
- A campus like no other
The stunning, 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 AUB graduates were employed or in further study within six months of graduating.
They’re a practical university with strong ambitions for our graduates to enjoy rewarding careers. AUB 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.
The 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
AUB research activity makes the world – and your creative education – better. As well as practical skills, you’ll learn the theory too.
Arts University Bournemouth is a very friendly place and most teaching and support staff will know students personally.
Britain is currently one of the first choice destinations for international students from all over the world and every year thousands of students choose to study in the friendly, safe and exciting environment of Bournemouth.
- Arts University Bournemouth is situated on the border of the adjoining towns of Bournemouth and Poole on the beautiful, lively south coast of England. The golden beaches are undoubtedly among the best in the country, making Poole and Bournemouth one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, attracting 4 million visitors each year. The beaches regularly win the ‘blue flag’ award for cleanliness; it follows that the air quality is excellent. The beautiful coastal environment, combined with the warmer than average climate, provides an all year round holiday atmosphere.
- Together with its beaches, Bournemouth has one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan social scenes outside of London, making it one of the best student towns in the country. It has all the attractions and appeal of a large town without the disadvantages of big city life. There are a wide range of shops, cafes, bars, traditional English pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels.
- London is less than two hours away and is easily reached by regular train and coach services or via good motorway links. Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam are also only a few hours away using scheduled services from Bournemouth and Southampton international airports. There are regular sea crossings to France and the rest of Europe from Poole and Southampton.Our campus has a real buzz about it. On route to the café you’re likely to pass a film crew, a woman in Elizabethan dress and a DJ. It’s a microcosm of the creative industries. Right down to having the best tools for the job.
All the courses take place on a single campus with modern buildings and attractive surroundings.
AUB and Bournemouth offer a range of student accommodation including modern, purpose built halls of residence and traditional style halls in the centre of Bournemouth, within walking distance of Bournemouth town centre and its famous beach. Students can also enjoy private rented accommodation throughout the Bournemouth and Poole area, many within a short walk of the AUB campus.There are three types of accommodation available for students:
- Halls of Residence in Bournemouth town centre (from £120 – £158 per week, including bills).
- Privately rented self-catering accommodation – houses or flats shared with other students or with the landlord (average £96 per week, excluding bills such as water rates, electricity and gas)
- Living with a host family in a private home, often with breakfast and evening meal provided (average £115 per week, including bills)
Before leaving home you must be sure that you will have enough money to pay for any unpaid tuition fees and your monthly living expenses. AUB recommends that you should allow approximately £6500 to £8500 per year, depending on your accommodation choice and lifestyle.
You may be able to work during your studies to help towards your living costs. Some students may be entitled to a scholarship for all or part of their tuition fees or living costs.
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