Graduate Programs at Arts University Bournemouth
Arts University Bournemouth

Arts University Bournemouth

Arts University Bournemouth
Arts University Bournemouth is one of the leading professional arts universities dedicated to turning creativity into careers, we specialise in making and thinking. Established in 1885, AUB is a creative community where students and staff come together to innovate, collaborate and connect across art, design, media and performance.
Why AUB?
We are a leading arts university for the creative industries, turning creativity into careers. We're passionate about our creative subjects and encourage curiosity, risk-taking and adventure.
  • According to the most recent DLHE Survey, 98% of our graduates were employed or in further study within six months of graduating.
  • We were recently awarded the Gold standard rating by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
  • AUB was voted the highest-ranked modern university in the South West by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
  • AUB is a Top 50 University (49th in the UK, The Guardian University Guide 2019)
  • 1st place for career prospects for Art, Fashion and Textiles, and for Film Production and Photography (The Guardian University Guide 2019)

No creative subject stands alone at AUB. Our collaborations extend beyond courses that work together, to the wider university world and links with creative industry. AUB staff and students are engaged with the local, national and international communities in which we live, work and create. Our vibrant maker culture is at the heart of everything we do alongside our commitment to professionalism.
Costume and Performance Design at the Arts University Bournemouth
Our staff and students work with global brands and local SMEs providing our creative services to exciting projects. We use our innovative thinking to support our communities and Social Enterprises at home and abroad.

We are a gateway to the £92 billion creative industries, which is growing at a faster rate than the whole of the UK economy, accounting for 1 in 11 jobs.

We consistently achieve outstanding employability results because of the quality of our teaching and our campus and facilities which prepare our students for employment. According to the most recent DLHE Survey, 98% of our graduates were employed or in further study within six months of graduating.

Our staff are exceptional. They are inspiring teachers, researchers, industry practitioners and technicians who are all here to support students with their studies and help them to achieve outstanding outcomes.
A campus like no other
AUB’s stunning state-of-the-art campus is a creative hub designed for specialists. With a backdrop of head-turning architecture, you’ll be in a community of like-minded makers and thinkers.
A campus like no other at Arts University Bournemouth
Our spaces are divided into villages, boulevards, green space and infrastructure.

We invest heavily in industry-standard technology and spaces that equip our students for life in the creative industries. We want our students to get used to the equipment and facilities they'll find in the real world.
The campus at the Arts University Bournemouth
We’re located right between Bournemouth and Poole, so you’ll have the best of both worlds when it comes to entertainment and eating out. We’ve got famous nightlife, a thriving arts scene, and outstanding natural beauty.

Bournemouth is surrounded by the New Forest, great beaches, and World Heritage Jurassic Coast, and has a lively student town with lots of things to do. And for those weekend trips, London is only 2 hours away.
Beautiful Bournemouth beach
International Tuition Fees for 2018/19 Studies
• Diploma in Art and Design or Media Foundation Studies, £13,250
• International Foundation Diploma without English, £9,250
• International Foundation Diploma with English, £13,250

• BA (Hons) Degree, £16,950
• Extended 4 year BA (Hons) Film Production study option, £16,950

• 12 month Postgraduate Taught MA, £16,950
• 15 month MA Film Production, £19,950

• Postgraduate Research MPhil/PhD, £19,350
Arts University Bournemouth



Animation MA
The MA Animation production course focuses on practice, theory and professionalism and the‘critical dialogue’ between them.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Architecture MA
The Master of Architecture at AUB explores new approaches to architectural practice through making, innovation and collaboration, for a variety of communities.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Commercial Photography MA
The MA Commercial photography course is the perfect springboard for ambitious photographers wishing to become practitioners at the forefront of the industry.
Duration: 1 year (full time) / 2 years (part time)
Deadline: Ongoing
Film Production MA
The MA Film Production course is for talented and emerging filmmakers seeking to learn throughmaking, to look beyond the short film, to define themselves as artists within film production and togain that vital experience demanded by the industry.
Duration: 15 months full time
Deadline: Ongoing
Fine Art MA
The MA Fine Art course represents an exciting opportunity for students to challenge and build on their previous achievements and to study at an advanced level. Students deepen their knowledge and their ability to focus on their chosen field in relation to the key aspects that inform it.
Duration: 1 year (full time) / 2 years (part time)
Deadline: Ongoing
Graphic Design MA
The MA Graphic Design course encourages designers to explore ways of developing understanding between co-communicators.
Duration: 1 year (full time) / 2 years (part time)
Deadline: Ongoing
Illustration MA
Our MA Illustration course encourages you to question the nature of your practice and its context and position relative to the creative industries.
Duration: 1 year (full time) / 2 years (part time)
Deadline: Ongoing
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