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Arts University Bournemouth

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.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)

Pre-Master's Programmes

Education & Training (1)



The 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.


Our undergraduate degrees offer you the opportunity to study an arts subject you love in a creative community, on a specialist campus. Our MA courses are between one and two years in length, depending on the subject and mode of study.


At Arts University Bournemouth our flourishing research and scholarship culture celebrates and enables original investigation; extending knowledge fields and developing new understanding within the arts.


The Careers Service at Arts University Bournemouth is based in Student Services. It offers careers advice and guidance to help students and recent graduates explore, manage and develop their career ideas.

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Student services

We offer extra help to anyone who needs it. If you’re disabled or dyslexic, or could just do with some confidential advice, we provide a range of specialist services to make managing your studies easier. If English is not your first language we can offer support with academic skills and language development. Whatever your needs, speak to us and we’ll try to help.

Housing services

We have accommodation available for first-year students in our great range of halls of residence located in the Lansdowne area of Bournemouth town centre.

Just as you’re not all studying the same course, we know our students like different styles of places to live. We have a range of halls of residence, each offering something unique – with everything from modern self-contained studio flats to more traditional en-suite rooms in cluster flats, there is something for everyone.

Medical services

Medical care at AUB we want to support you as much as possible during your time as a student.We strongly encourage you to register with a local doctor as soon as you start your studies at AUB to make sure that you can see a doctor quickly if you fall ill or need routine medical care during the course of your studies.

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus is a living, breathing, academic environment for creativity. It’s where you’ll make amazing things happen. With a backdrop of head-turning architecture, you’ll be in a community of like-minded makers and thinkers.

Student clubs

Led by the President, Vice President and the Executive Officer Team, the Students’ Union exists to make sure that all students have the best possible experience whilst studying with us. All of our students automatically become members of the Union when they enrol on their course.

Student Reviews

Studying arts by the beach
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university overall was a fantastic place and felt personal as it was a small campus, they have a variety of courses and extra curricular activities and a good student union. There are plenty of resources to use but being a small campus it doesn’t stay open late if you like to continue working. The library is fantastic and is probably the best thing about campus. BU is...

Collaborative AUB
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

AUB is a very live and dynamic Art school which allows you to collaborate with other Art disciplines all the time. Also, the workshop facilities are really high level to encourage students to be more creative.

Was it the right choice?
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I chose this course out of a sudden passion in Filmmaking. The course was good enough but it was challenging once graduated as we were not given much support in the job searching process. We were left on our own, and since this is a competitive and un ordinary industry there is not a laid path for us to follow. It has now been a year and a half since I graduated and I wish...

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

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