ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH

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.

A creative community for original thinkers and inventive innovative makers where boundaries are pushed and creative alliances formed. A place from which convention is tested, the landscape altered and creative careers launched. A living, breathing, connected academic environment for creativity. We are a leading arts university for the creative industries. We relentlessly innovate, collaborate and connect in ways that turn creative talent into careers.

COURSES

Acting
Architecture
Animation Production
Commercial Photography
Dance
Costume & Performance Design
Creative Events Management
Fashion
Film Production
Fine Art
Graphic Design
Interior Architecture & Design
Illustration
Photography
Make-up for Media & Performance
Modelmaking
Motion Graphics Design & Production
Textiles
Visual Communication
Visual Effects Design & Production

ABOUT THE AREA

Bournemouth & Poole offer plenty to do, from nightlife to sport & from countryside to town. We’ve got award-winning beaches, famous nightlife, a thriving arts scene, and outstanding natural beauty. There’s a canteen, bar and café on campus and plenty more to choose from at the neighbouring Bournemouth University, which you’re welcome to make use of. While you’re over at BU, you’ll also find fitness facilities at SportBU, student union shop, book shop and Santander Bank.

On campus you’ll find lots of great resources and facilities too. We have an unrivalled library that’s totally dedicated to the creative arts and a gallery where we exhibit inspiring works from renowned artists.

Our town is rich in creative inspiration, thanks to its community of artists. Read more about the performing arts, comedy and music on offer in Bournemouth and Poole and get ready to be inspired. Bournemouth offers also a great variety of venues and cuisines when it comes to eating out. There is great diversity, from British to Mediterranean, Caribbean to Asian, when you fancy dinner out.

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Before you choose

  • Talk to a careers/guidance adviser.
  • Visit www.ucas.com to get more information and compare the courses and universities that interest you. When you apply, you can select up to five choices.
  • Do a keyword search on UCAS – if there’s a specific course title or course combination you want to do, type it directly into the UCAS course finder engine.
  • Do your research carefully – check out university websites, as well as UCAS, so you get a real feel for the place.
  • Consider the course content and not just its title – English at one university is not the same as English at another university.
    Check the entry requirements – will you need specific subjects (including GCSEs) or work experience? Are you on track to achieve the grades you need?
  • Attend university open days – see our handy checklist for suggestions on things you could ask about. If you’re considering Anglia Ruskin, we’d love to see you at one of our undergraduate Open Days.
  • Get advice from friends, family and school staff – but don’t forget the ultimate choice is yours.
  • Try to get to a UCAS HE Fair where you can pick up prospectuses from lots of different universities and speak with their representatives.
  • Have you chosen courses with a range of entry requirements? Try to maximise your chances by making your ‘Insurance’ option a course with lower grade requirements than your ‘Firm’ choice.
  • Think about a range of universities with different entry requirements.
  • Above all you should be comfortable with your choices: it’s all about finding the ‘best fit’ for you.
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