Arts University Bournemouth


Arts University Bournemouth (formerly The Arts University College at Bournemouth, AUB), 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. The University provides staff and students with a well resourced environment in which to practice to the highest professional standards.

Students are based within one campus which is located in Poole, next to Bournemouth University and Wallisdown. The Campus houses specialist workshops and workspaces, a Gallery, a Museum of Plastics and Library.

AUB one of only fifteen higher education institutions in the UK devoted solely to the study of art, design and media. The University has been providing specialist education for over a century and enjoys a strong reputation, both nationally and internationally.

The University is a compact institution with over 3,000 students based on one campus. They key core subject areas include Architecture, Art, Fashion, Film, Graphics, Performance and PhotographyAUB was named No.1 Creative University in the Which? University 2012 survey. In November 2012, the University also celebrated a 97.7% employment rate.


  • Arts University Bournemouth, Fern Barrow
  • Dorset
  • BH12 5HH


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