Arts University Bournemouth is one of just 15 higher education institutions in the UK that specialises in arts-based courses, including design and media. A standalone university with a tight-knit student body of 3,000, it has close ties with Bournemouth University, with which it shares some facilities and resources.
AUB has a range of industry-standard facilities to help aid students’ creativity, including a drawing studio, dance studios, a printmaking room, workshops and Innovation Studio. For inspiration, an onsite gallery showcases the work of artists and designers from around the world.
Courses blend practical and theory, tailored to individual subjects. Students can be confident that the expert-led courses at AUB are carefully designed to helping them pursue a career in their chosen field of study.
While not studying, there is the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of clubs and societies and volunteering opportunities at the Students' Union.
And what’s not to like about studying by the sea? Students benefit from being close to the beach, an ideal place to relax with friends after class and at the weekend. Bournemouth also has a brilliant nightlife – thanks to its huge student population, as well as a thriving arts scene and great transport links to London.
Arts University Bournemouth students on Whatuni say:
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I could not recommend this course, this university or this course team more highly. Even though I am still some way from completion, my skills and my knowledge have developed immeasurably.”
“AUB is a great place to surround yourself with creative others that help inspire and push your work. Although being online for majority of first year, the experience has still been great and my lecturers have been so supportive.”
“It's great. I'm definitely in the right place, studying what I want to do as a career. I've found like-minded people too that I feel I can relate to compared to people from home.”