United Kingdom, England

Specializing in art, design, medic and performance, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is located in Poole, Dorset and was known as The Arts Institute at Bournemouth and The Arts University College at Bournemouth earlier. Bournemouth Film School (BFS) which was established by Reginald Johnson in 1963 is part of AUB and it is Bournemouth’s and Poole’s second-largest university following Bournemouth University. Arts University Bournemouth is part of CILECT and it validates courses for The Northern School of Art and Bournemouth and Poole College in subjects that are art-related. It is also a member of GuildHE which is a representative body for Higher Education in the country. The university is divided into the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture and the Faculty of Media and Performance and the Bournemouth Film School offers BA (Hons) in Film Production, Animation Production, Visual effects, Make-up for Media and Performance, Costume and Performance Design, Costume, Performance Design and Film Costume, Acting and Creative Writing and MA in Film Practice and Animation Production.

Campus Life

The majority of the courses offered by the university are based in the campus located in Poole which is close to Bournemouth University and Wallisdown and the campus houses nineteen buildings including specialist workspaces and workshops, but the BA (Hons) Dance is based at Pavilion Dance South West partly. The facilities provided by the university include The Library which houses more than 50,000 books based on art, media, design and performance subjects, The Refectory, The Gallery which displays works from students, alumni and staff and international touring exhibitions, The Museum of Design and Plastics which is the only museum in the country that focuses on plastics, North Building Extension that is dedicated to photography courses, The CRAB Drawing Studio which is a purpose-built drawing studio that has its emphasis on natural light and the Students Services Building where the Students’ Union is based. The Arts University Bournemouth Students’ Union (AUBSU) organizes volunteering and charity events, runs more than 30 societies and clubs, hosts annual student meetings and trains course representatives.

Noted Alumni

The most notable alumni of AUB include the screenwriter of Slumdog Millionnaire, Simon Beaufoy, the filmmaker and photographer, Nick Berkeley and the director of Attack the Block, Joe Cornish along with the director of This Is Not a Love Song and Ashes to Ashes, Billie Eltringham.