Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)


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.

The University relentlessly innovates, collaborates and connects in ways that turn creative talent into careers. In 2016 student perception survey, 95% of AUB students said they would recommend AUB to others.

Preparing students for a career in this dynamic industry is a key feature of University courses. University of Arts Bournemouth is currently ranked in the top 10 UK universities for progression into employment.

Famous Alumni include Wolfgang Tillmans, the internationally renowned photographer who studied photography before going on to win the prestigious Turner Prize in 2000. Simon Beaufoy, studied film before going on to write the screenplay for the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, which won an OSCARfor Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards in Hollywood in 2009.

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    South West England
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Academic specialism

It is one of only fifteen higher education institutions in the UK devoted solely to the study of art, design and media. The University is a compact institution with over 3,000 students based on one campus. It is a creative community where both staff and students share a commitment to the disciplines of art, design, media and performance.


Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)
BH12 5HH
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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+44 (0) 1202 533011

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AUB is located on the south coast of England, two miles from the centre of Bournemouth. It has good train links to London and other big cities.

Bournemouth is the furthest easterly point of the Jurassic Coast, England’s first Natural World Heritage site, which spans 95 miles of unspoilt countryside of exceptional natural beauty and historic geology. Subsidised bus routes operate to and from the campus. Good cycle paths are in place.