Arts University Bournemouth

There are days when our campus seems to overflow with the shared energy of our students as they interrogate, explore and realise their own creative stories.


Undergraduate Students:
Average 1st Year Class Size:

Suburban Campus located close to the busy town centres of Bournemouth and Poole


Teaching spaces for practical work are designed to accommodate smaller groups of around 30. Lecture theatres accommodate around 150 .

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Arts University Bournemouth was first established in 1885 as a specialist art institution, and is now a leading university, offering high quality specialist education in art, design, media and performance across the creative industries. The university remains passionate about our subjects and continues to encourage curiosity, risk-taking and adventure in exploring and pushing the boundaries of subject knowledge. You’ll collaborate with other courses, learn new skills from inspiring staff and create work with industry-standard equipment. AUB has a creative community of over 3,000 students on 1 campus, including over 400 international students from over 60 countries. 95.6% of the graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating. Bournemouth has 7 miles of award winning beaches, as well as a lively student town with lots of things to do. It’s also just 2 hours from London – perfect for weekend trips or visits.


IB Grades

UFP Grades


Decisions are based not just on academic qualifications but also on the portfolio of creative work.

Yes we will definitely consider applications from a Foundation Programme, it really depends on the aspirations and needs of each individual .

Education Model

Internships within degree

Study Abroad available

As a specialist creative arts university we want our students to be experts in their discipline and so we offer single subjects.



Tuition Cost

Financial Aid

• Diploma in Art and Design or Media Foundation Studies, £13,250* under 19 and a new student, you will not have to pay tuition fees or a registration fee. If you are over 19 and a new student, the tuition fee for the course in 2020/21 will be £5,421 (full time) per annum.
• Intensive Foundation Diploma (IFD) £13,250
• BA (Hons) Degree, £9,250 Home Students. £16,950 International Students

There are a number of available scholarships and discounts available and applicants should contact the international office to discuss what is available for you in your country.



Creative Events Management

Country Top 10

Drama & Theatre

Country Top 30

Art & Design

Country Top 30

Creative Writing


Computer Games and Graphics


Country Top 30

Film and Media Production

Country Top 30

World Rankings = QS World Subject Rankings 2020
Country Rankings =
Please note that rankings do not exist for all subjects