Arts University Bournemouth

Institution Profile

Creative and digital hub

We're set in one the UK’s most beautiful award-winning natural locations; boasting spectacular gardens, beaches, forests and a Jurassic coastline classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

But it isn’t just beauty, peace and tranquillity that students can take advantage of during their studies at AUB; as Bournemouth itself is also home to one of the fastest growing creative and digital hubs in Europe, with its digital sector supporting more than 7,500 digital jobs and contributing over £340million to the UK economy*. And at AUB, it’s not just a thriving digital and creative environment you’ll graduate into. You’ll be immersed into a richly artistic community right from the start.

Our courses

Our undergraduate degrees offer you the opportunity to study an arts subject you love in a creative community, on a specialist campus. View our prospectus, it's the world's first prospectus entirely build on Instagram!

Schools’ Hub

Our dedicated Schools and Colleges team are here to support teachers and advisors to create more opportunities for young people to engage with creative arts and experience valuable insights into higher education and beyond.

What the team offer

From delivering informative presentations, to attending careers fairs, to arranging visits to our inspiring campus, we have a diverse range of outreach activities both on and off campus. We also host events throughout the year for schools and colleges such as portfolio days, art workshops and theatre and dance performances.

On campus activities

We host a range of on-campus activities so that your students can experience life at a creative arts institution first-hand.
  • Campus tours - bring your students to AUB’s campus for a guided tour. These are no set dates – you’ll just need half a day.
  • Portfolio day – aimed at year 12 and year 13, this event will equip students with valuable information and advice on portfolio preparation which is key for applying to AUB. Students will get to hear first-hand about their experiences of applying to university too. There are two separate dates for students who are interested in undergraduate or foundation study.
  • Summer shows (guided tour) – the AUB campus will be transformed into the biggest gallery space in the south-west of England to celebrate the achievements of our 2023 graduating students. Suitable for year 8 and upwards, this guided tour of the show will allow students to discover artwork from our range of creative courses. There is an option to choose from am or pm sessions.
  • Exhibition workshop days – these give students the chance to get stuck into practical arts workshops whilst exploring the themes of our contemporary art gallery exhibitions at The Gallery and unique Museum of Design in Plastics. Led by a AUB tutor, activities will be themed around exhibitions with lots of chance to explore the campus too.

In school activities

Our inspiring and informative in-school activities have been designed to fit easily into an assembly, tutor time or class session to give students an insight into the opportunities that are out there when planning their next steps. Our Outreach team can travel to your school or college to deliver these sessions in-person, or via an interactive virtual session, or they could be combined with a campus visit.

All Access AUB

We believe that every individual should be able to access creative activities and explore new opportunities, no matter their background. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new post 16 access scheme'All Access AUB'’ which is an intensive, engaging programme of activity for students from underrepresented groups, specifically designed to support entry to creative higher education.

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This is AUB. A place to shape and build your work; to learn, share, provoke and collaborate.

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