About AUB
Established in 1885 as a specialist institution, Arts University Bournemouth is a leading University offering high quality specialist education in art, design, 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


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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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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