Arts University Bournemouth

United Kingdom

About the University

The Arts University Bournemouth is located in one of the UK's most beautiful award-winning natural locations. Positioned neighbouring stunning gardens, beaches, forest and a Jurassic coastline classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the university is nestled within a small pocket of paradise. 

The university is the UK's top specialist art and design institution and in the Top 5 of all UK universities for Teaching Quality and Student Experience (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021). 

Students at the Arts University Bournemouth also benefit from the city's fast-growing creative and digital hub, one of the largest in Europe, supporting over 7,500 digital jobs and contributing over £340 million to the UK economy. 

The richly artistic community here helps students to prosper, both while studying and after graduation. With exceptional resources and a teaching strategy that promotes students becoming their best selves, this is a community that prospers.


Campus Life

Accommodation is offered for first-year students in a great range of halls of residence on-campus. There is a broad variety of types of accommodation available, from self-contained flats through to traditional en-suite rooms in cluster flats. 

Students can also access affordable private rented accommodation both close to campus and into the Dorset countryside. 

AUB has an impressive range of on-campus facilities. These include a Drawing Studio, in-house Gallery and MoDiP, the UK's leading resource for the study and interpretation of design in plastics. There is also an extensive library, Printroom, theatre and dance studios. 

Student life

Students benefit from a broad programme of co-curricular societies through the Students' Union, which all students are automatically members of. There is also a free, student-led magazine.

Bournemouth is home to award-winning beaches on England's south coast, a famous nightlife, thriving arts scene and outstanding natural beauty. With major cities such as London only a short journey away, the south of England is at your fingertips.


Edgar Wright (director), Wolfgang Tillmans (photographer), Mel Giedroyc (writer/comedian), Chris Dickens (editor), Joe Cornish (writer/director), Sara Sugarman (director)

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