About us
Established in 1885 as a specialist institution, Arts University Bournemouth is a leading University offering high quality specialist education in art, design, architecture, media and performance across the creative industries.

We’re passionate about the creative subjects we teach and continue to encourage curiosity, risk-taking and adventure in exploring and pushing subject knowledge and its boundaries.

Our aim

  • To be the leading professional arts university that enriches and engages through creative and professional excellence.

  • To be dedicated to access and success in creative education

  • To be a distinctive arts university held in high esteem for creative education and leadership

Mission

To be the leading professional arts university dedicated to creative education and career success.

Vision

To develop our national and international distinctiveness, by ensuring our maker culture and creative leadership is set within relevant contexts.

Values

To embrace innovation, collaboration and connectedness.


#1 SPECIALIST UNIVERSITY FOR EMPLOYABILITY

AUB is the UK’s number one specialist university for employability according to results released by Times Higher Education. This is based on its Gold status awarded by the Teaching Excellence Framework.

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DEVELOPING NEW UNDERSTANDINGS

Our research and scholarship enables original investigation; extending knowledge fields.Our research activity makes the world – and your creative education – better.

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GOLD STANDARD RATING BY THE TEF PANEL

The Teaching Excellence Framework judged that AUB delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our student

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