Living in Bournemouth has been an interesting experience and studying at Arts University Bournemouth has been overall very good. As a third year BA Architecture student, I can say that AUB’s architecture program is extremely different from other universities, in the best way. The course offers 1:1 weekly tutorial with tutors who encourage you to better your design and help you to do so. We have different workshops, tutorials and meetings in different scales to enhance our knowledge and experience. The facility is also excellent, offering studio space, computer suites and a large workshop.
Overall, AUB Architecture is the perfect fit for me.
The course covered so many different areas of art and design and allowed us to experiment with fine art, media and design. I ended up going down the media route for the second half of my course and specialised in film. Even though I was doing film we were able to work with students of different specialisms which allowed us to produce really collaborative work. The teachers were all really supportive and helped me to grow my skills as a young filmmaker. By passing this course, I was able to get an automatic place on the film degree course so the possibilities for growth after the course were really vast. The campus is really lively and colourful and it’s clear that it was designed to create inspiration for students.View more
The course is jam-packed with all the skills you need for working professionally in the film industry. All of the teachers have had extensive careers and ensure that we get the best opportunities whilst we study and when we graduate. The course covers all the fundamentals of filmmaking and allows students to specialise in up to 4 areas from the second year onwards. I don’t think there’s anything about this course that I would change. It’s so diverse, not just with the curriculum but with the people you meet as well. There are so many from all over the world, not just the U.K. and each person has their own experiences and knowledge that bring something new to the course. The student life is perfect. The main campus is only 10 mins on the bus from the town centre which is right next to the beach. There are tonnes of bars and clubs which make it perfect for socialising and meeting new people. The town is easy to navigate, the only downside is that there’s a lot of uphill walking. AUB is the perfect place to study if you’re interested in the arts.View more
The AUB BA Photography course gives students the skills and networks to thrive in the photography industry. The lecturers are extremely experienced and knowledgeable of photographic careers, history, and genres. The facilities are very diverse and celebrate traditional and modern photography. The course also has a lot of friendly students so you’ll never feel isolated. The practical sessions are very interesting and very well delivered because of the choices of photography you can learn. Examples are genres like analogue photography, digital photography, printing, and other important elements.View more
I love this university! It offers so much support throughout your studies. You can always go and talk to your tutors about your project and they give you really good feedback and interesting ideas. We have lectures once a week (every Friday) with a professional guest lecturer. We also have one lecture every Monday about illustration theory and they are all very interesting. Other than that we have workshops regularly which are fun and creative, all kinds of 1:1 and group tutorials and critiques. The facilities are great, I still haven’t experienced them fully. We have a Riso print which is exciting and all kinds of other printing facilities like screen printing etc. There is always something happening in uni especially during lunchtime. There are fairs, a market day once a month where you can sell your stuff if you want, go-green week, employability week, employability lectures every week, events, parties organized to raise money for grad shows, etc.
The only bad thing about AUB is the accommodation. It looks great and the rooms and everything is great but they are very expensive. As the food in the cafeteria, it’s kinda expensive but it’s really good and all the packaging is eco-friendly. Nightlife is good I have no complaints. Some students don’t like the clubs that much but are fine.
Overall I think AUB is an amazing choice for anyone!
I’m currently a first year film student at Arts University Bournemouth and so far, I’m loving the experience.
The course is mainly practise based, which I think is essential to gaining skills in film making, even though it sometimes feels intense to be constantly working on film projects. The lecturers are fantastic and my favourite part of the course is that we are taught by professionals who are still working in the industry. If a friend wanted to study film, I know I would tell them that this course is the best place to be because it’s apparent from the visiting alumni that it has an excellent reputation. My only complaint would be that there isn’t too much chance to gain more technical skills like camera operating, however, there is a chance to take out camera kit and learn in your own time.
Something great about attending this university is that there is a chance to work with students from across all of the creative courses at the university. There’s actors, designers, makeup artists, animators and so many more! The chance to collaborate with creatives from all over the world who have come to this university is really exciting.View more
AUB is a friendly and sunny campus. It’s small and collaborative while not being too small (I still don’t know my way round)
My tutors are there for me to ask any questions whenever the studios are open early to late and they provide a wide range of materials and facilities.
The halls aren’t bad at all!!! also there are loads of new ones popping up. the town is GREAT for students and THERES THE BEACH! WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT!!
Best years of my life so far and that is definitely down to the university.View more
The course I’m on is quite disorganised but the teaching is from ex/current industry professionals and the equipment is top notch. The facilities are very modern, spacious and student friendly. The location is outside of the main town of Bournemouth so you’ll probably live outside of Bournemouth but it is very close to the BU so there are a lot of opportunities to meet other students. The admin department is much more organised than the other university I have been to and overall I enjoy my experience here even though the course I’m on is quite disorganised.View more