The Arts University Bournemouth

About The Arts University Bournemouth

Arts University 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.


We remain passionate about our 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. AUB is 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. In 2007 Skillset introduced Media Academies and AUB and BU applied successfully to become additionally a Media Academy in 2007.

In May 2010 the BA (Hons) Film Production at AUB received trailblazer accreditation, in 2011 there were only 2 undergraduate film courses in the UK with accreditation by Skillset. AUB now operates eight Skillset accredited courses, BA (Hons) Animation Production, BA (Hons) Film Production, BA (Hons) Digital Media Production, BA (Hons) Photography, BA (Hons) Commercial Photography, BA (Hons) Make Up for Media and Performance, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Modelmaking have all received the Tick' kitemark by Creative Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the Creative Industries..

University Rankings

This Year / Last Year

The Sunday Times


The Complete University Guide



    Points of Interest

    Map Key

    • City Centre
    • University

    The Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Bournemouth, BH12 5HH

    Telephone: 01202 533 011

    Stats and Facts *

    Total Postgraduate Students:


    Total Undergraduate Students:


    Total Non-UK Students:


    Total Part Time Students:


    Total Full Time Students:


    Total Student Population:


    * Based on 2016 HESA Figures

    Facebook Feed