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Arts University Bournemouth

1. Overview of the institution

The first art school in Bournemouth was the Bournemouth Government School of Art, established in 1880. There was a considerable demand in Bournemouth at that time for instruction in Art and the numbers in the art school soon rose to 180. In 1884, the school became a Science and Art school. In June 2012 the Government announced that the qualifying threshold required by an institution in order to gain full university status was to be lowered from 4,000 to 1,000 full-time higher education students. The Arts University College at Bournemouth satisfied this criterion for full university title and officially became Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

2. Location and facilities

Most courses are based within one campus which is located in Poole, next to Bournemouth University and Wallisdown. The Campus covers around 3.7 hectares and houses 19 buildings with specialist workshops and workspaces, many of which are shared across similar courses

Notable facilities include:

  • The Library – Over 50,000 books available covering a range of art, design, media, and performance subjects.
  • TheGallery – A gallery open to the public displaying both international touring exhibitions, and work from alumni, staff, and students.
  • MoDiP (Museum of Design and Plastics) – The only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics. MoDiP is located inside the AUB library.
  • The CRAB Drawing Studio, an innovative building designed by the Cook-Robotham Architectural Bureau led by Professor Sir Peter Cook, which was shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA South West Awards. It is the first purpose-built drawing studio to open in the UK for 100 years, emphasising natural light and featuring a large circular north-light and a rear clerestory, which provides softer light.
  • The Student Services Building, which also houses the Students’ Union, and facilities management.This building was also shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA South West Awards.

3. Departments/Subject areas

Arts University Bournemouth is currently divided into the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Media & Performance
  • Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture

The university also validates courses in various art-related subjects for Bournemouth and Poole College and Cleveland College of Art & Design.

4.  Rankings

  • The Complete University Guide 2016 national rank:57
  • Sunday times 2016 national rank:59

5. Scholarships

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6.  Careers: Unique student support

Practical Advice And Support

Wellbeing support is not the same as counselling; it focuses on identifying practical strategies for managing any difficulties you may be experiencing. This may involve help with time management and motivation, coping strategies for managing your studies, or guidance on benefits and accessing community services.

Student Services

At AUB you will discover loads of opportunities for your personal development – artistically, academically and socially. We are here to support you through all of this – no matter what your individual needs.