Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) Accommodation
History and Background
Arts University Bournemouth is a further and higher education university located in Poole, Dorset, UK, and it specialises in art, design, performance, and media. It was established in 1885. The university’s 130-year old arts institute won the TEF Gold in 2017 - which is considered the UK’s highest standard for teaching excellence.
The university has also been named a top UK university according to the Complete University Guide 2021. AUB has state-of-the-art facilities as well as an award-winning campus, located in one of the UK most spectacular award-winning natural locations boasting beautiful gardens, forests, beaches, and a Jurassic coastline which is classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
Many famous people studied at AUB such as English film directors, Edgar Wright and Paul Campion, German photographer, Wolfgang Tillmans, British screenwriter, Simon Beaufoy, architect, Peter Cook, British film director, Oliver Irving, and fashion photographer, Katrina Tang.
Departments and Courses
AUB offers undergraduate courses, postgraduate courses, foundation courses as well as evening and weekend courses, Saturday art school, and summer courses which are categorized under short courses.
The university offers a wide range of undergraduate courses of which students can choose from such as Acting, Animation Production, Architecture, Commercial Photography, Costume, Creative Events Management, Creative Writing, Dance, Design, Fashion, Fashion Branding and Communication, Film Production, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Architecture and Design, Make-up for Media and Performance.
AUB offers postgraduate MA courses which vary between one year or two years in length depending on the mode of study and on the subject chosen. MA courses include Master of Architecture, MA of Animation Production, MA Design and Innovation, MA Digital Fashion Innovation, MA Film Practice, MA Fine Art, MA Graphic Design, MA Historical Costume, MA Illustration, MA Painting, MA Photography, MRes Arts, and MPhil/PhD Research Degrees.
Foundation courses are of a one-year length and give students the opportunity to explore different creative areas before choosing the subject they seek a degree in. Foundation diploma courses help prepare students for higher education as they offer an excellent transition between a-level (or equivalent) and more specialized degree courses by allowing students to explore a wide range of disciplines.
AUB offers short courses such as evening and weekend courses, Saturday Art School, and summer courses. Evening and weekend courses include Acting, Adobe Creative Suite, Fashion and Accessories, Creative Writing, Design and Print, Film Production, Interior Design and Garden Design, Jewelry, Life Studies: Drawing and Painting, Make-up and Prosthetics SFX, Marketing, Photography, 3D Modelling and Visualization, Visual Communication, and Web Publishing. Saturday art school courses include Animation, Digital Film Editing, Fine Art, Mixed Media, Photography, Portfolio Preparation, and Special Effects. Summer courses include creative arts summer school (13-16), preparation summer courses (15+), discover British costume collection: study tour (18+), and Bespoke courses for schools and groups.
AUB’s campus is an award-winning campus that has a number of great facilities such as the blue Drawing Studio, TheGallery which is considered a major resource for contemporary art and design, MoDiP which is the UK’s leading resource for the study and interpretation of design in plastics and specialist research resource, The Library which holds a wide range of excellent online and print collections, Printroom and Passiv Haus, Bournemouth Film School, Theatre and Dance Studios as well as many food and drink outlets.
Arts University Bournemouth - On-Campus Accommodation
Bournemouth Arts University accommodation is offered to all first-year AUB students, postgraduate students, and students who completed their Foundation Diploma and are entering their first year of an undergraduate course. AUB student accommodation is also offered in the private sector.
Arts University Bournemouth Student Accommodation for Undergraduates and Postgraduates
Many different AUB halls of residence are located on the university’s campus and in the Lansdowne area of Bournemouth town centre with excellent bus and public transport links. The university’s halls of residence vary between modern self-contained studio flats and more traditional en-suite rooms in cluster flats. Students can select their preferred Halls of Residence and room types (subject to availability), and rents are all-inclusive excluding a TV licence. AUB student accommodation complies with the UK/Guild HE and ANUK codes of practice for student accommodation. Arts University Bournemouth student accommodation include Madeira Road, Campus Halls, and Home Park which is for foundation, first-year undergraduate, and postgraduate students.
Arts University Bournemouth - Off-Campus Accommodation
Casita offers a very wide range of options of student accommodation located in Bournemouth that is just a couple of minutes’ walk away or a short ride away from the university. All of these off-campus student accommodations are fully furnished and offer all-inclusive rents and Wi-Fi. Most of these accommodation offer laundry services and a number of other facilities with a wide variety of prices as well.
Arts University Bournemouth - Nearby Universities
There are a number of other universities located near Arts University Bournemouth that are only a ride away such as the University of Oxford, Bournemouth University International College, the University of Southampton, and the University of Surrey.
Fun Facts About Arts University Bournemouth
1- AUB has an acceptance rate of 72% and 99.8% of the early acceptance rate.
2- AUB ranking is #1 in Art and Design Specialist in the UK, it’s also ranked #1 for Industry Jobs, and it was awarded Gold - the highest award - in the TEF.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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How many international students are at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)?
According to Times Higher Education, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) has 3,340 students, of whom 21% are international students.
Does Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) offer scholarships for international students?
Various forms of student financial support are offered to international students.
Are there student support services provided at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)?
Various forms of guidance, support, and specialist services are provided.
What is the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) acceptance rate?
Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) has an acceptance rate of 35%.
What accreditations does Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) have?
The Privy Council recognises it as a coeducational UK higher education institution.