Study Abroad In Europe


  Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

  Bournemouth, UK

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  Our programs

Study Abroad Semester


The Arts University Bournemouth Study Abroad Semester courses are for students and professionals who wish to spend time abroad, developing their creative skills and gaining credits towards their university degree, but do not necessarily want to spend 2-3 years in another country. Students are fully integrated with our BA (Hons) students.

These courses are suitable for international students with language scores above IELTS 5.5, or equivalent, who wish to develop their creative practice in a chosen discipline abroad.

Students who have not reached the required English Language levels for Study Abroad (IELTS 5.5) with a good portfolio and language levels between IELTS 4 – 5, are offered an intensive English as an option with this course for one term to prepare for the second term of BA (Hons) Study Abroad.

International students currently studying at degree level at their home institutions have the opportunity to study for either 1 term, 2 terms or 3 terms with BA (Hons) degree students.


Taught sessions & practical skill development

Guidance and study skills

English teaching and support

Independent study

Students can also attend 1 evening course at no additional fee to compliment their studies. Students should check availability of these courses with the Study Abroad Office. A full listing of these courses can be found in the Short Evening Courses section and can be received upon request.


Your portfolio

A personal statement

Letter of recommendation

Confirmation of IELTS score or equivalent (a minimum score of IELTS 4 – 5.5 and above)

START DATES:  September or January


Study Abaroad for One Semester      $  7,050 

Study Abroad for two Semesters       $ 13, 250 

Study Abroad for Three Semester$    $ 19,350 

English language courses will incur an additional fee depending on duration of study.

On successful completion students are awarded a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ and a ‘Transcript of Learning’.

Students can select classes from the following subjects:

Acting, Art and Design, Animation Production, Architecture, Arts and Event Management, Commercial Photography, Digital Media Production, Costume with Performance Design, Fashion, Film Production, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Architecture and Design, Make-Up for Media and Performance, Modelmaking, Photography, Textiles, Visual Communication

The Arts University College at Bournemouth

Price: 7,050 $  Apply Now

Portfolio Preparation Art, Design & Media


The course is for international students who would like to develop their skills to produce work for a portfolio or interview at university.

Through a series of briefs and projects, the course will cover all the fundamental skills required to build a portfolio; from basic drawing skills to more complex analytical and observational work.  There will be advice and support available to help students plan their future. By the end of the course students will have gained practical, valuable knowledge, as well as the confidence to talk about the work they have produced.


Animation, architecture, interior design, costume, fashion, film, fine art, graphic design, visual communication, illustration, painting and drawing, photography, sculpture, textiles, printing, digital media and model making.


Students starting in September can study for up to 2 terms. Students wishing to join in January should contact us to find out about availability.


September, January on request.


One Term $ 7,050 (September – December or January – March)

Two Terms $ 13,250 (September - March)


Students with minimum language scores of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent, will be supported by English language study during their course to improve academic listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Students wishing to improve upon their language scores will be offered an additional English language course as part of their study abroad programme, this will incur an additional fee.


All applicants should submit examples of recent work demonstrating existing skills before being accepted on to the course.  The minimum age for entry is 17 years.  Minimum English language is IELTS 4.5.   

On successful completion students are awarded a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ and a ‘Transcript of Marks’.

Price: 7,050 $  Apply Now

2 Weeks Summer Courses


2 Weeks Courses   Date July 29th to August 9th, 2019  Tuition Cost: $ 2,575 + $ 1,950 ( tuition + housing)

For students aged 14-16 
This course has been specificaly designed for young students who have a keen interest in art, design and media who wish to develop their artistic talents.
  • Increase confidence in your artistic abilities
  • Improve drawing and observational skills
  • Develop your understanding of creative processes
  • Appreciate research for ideas development
  • Explore new creative technologies and techniques
  • Make new friends and learn from others
  • Gain credits towards your studies


What to expect:

Over two weeks, the summer school delivers an exciting hands-on course that combines creative teaching with stimulating workshops and practical sessions so that students can explore creative pathways and develop skills for their future. You will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of arts subjects, giving you the chance to explore your own creative style and your understanding of the creative process, from idea development to finished piece.

The course includes:
  • 60 hours of creative learning and teaching
  • All course materials, resources and equipment
  • Arts Portfolio and Sketchbook
  • Latest creative digital programmes
  • Access to library and learning resources
  • All transport and entry admissions for course study trips
  • Orientation event
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • AUB Certificate of Attendance
Subject areas covered during the course include:
  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Fashion
  • Digital Photography
  • 3D Design / ModelMaking
  • Animation
  • Print Making
  • Mixed Media
  • Adobe Packages
  • Portfolio Preparation
Through discussions, presentations and creative multi-disciplinary projects, you will produce work for your portfolio and develop skills that benefit your current school studies and beyond – such as research and analysis, problem solving and working in groups. A series of themed projects will give you the opportunity to form a greater understanding of the connections between creative arts and other subjects, as well as the influence of creative processes in the world. Learning will take place on and off campus; in the university’s specialist studios and creative workshops, as well as visits in the local area to inspire or support your classroom learning.
At the end of the course, there will be an exhibition of all work produced, with group discussions and individual critiques to reinforce key concepts and skills learnt during course. You will receive an individual assessment report which, if you are studying the IB or similar qualification can be used to gain credits at your current school, and a graduation ceremony will take place in which you will be awarded your AUB Certificate of Attendance. You will also leave the course with a portfolio of work you have produced for further development.
*NOTE* How to apply! Click on the “Apply Now” and submit your application. Once we have you in our system, we will contact you shortly to find out which course you would like to register for.


Summer Fashion Course

AUB Summer Courses

Price: 4,525 $  Apply Now

3 Weeks Summer Courses

3 Weeks Courses    Dates: July 23 – 9th August 2019     Tuition Cost $ 2.965 + $ 1,560  ( tuition + housing )
For students aged 16+ 

What to expect:

Academic teaching in state of the art facilities, Monday to Friday 30 hours a week, Accommodation and Breakfast/Lunch included, Educational trips and visits, Portfolio advice & review sessions, Certificate awarded on completion, BBQ party, Farewell celebration


Explore the 12 principles of animation through a series of practical exercises using cut-out and stop-motion animation. You will learn the fundamentals of this complex subject including how to animate simple objects, story development and character design. You will have the opportunity to develop your own ideas as well as working in groups, to give you a greater understanding of how an animation team works together and develop a film brief including storyboarding and scriptwriting. During the final week you will produce a short film of your ideas and work through a variety of post-production techniques to get your animated film ready for screening.

British Architecture and Design

An ideal introduction to British architecture and design, this course is based around the creative processes of ‘thinking and making’ to enhance your understanding of architectural design. You will consider architectural concepts of space, form, function and technology through a mixture of theory, practice and fieldwork. You will develop your drawing skills, whilst individual and group studio projects will allow you to explore building materials and methods of construction. Course study trips will underpin your studio sessions with visits to significant buildings and public spaces, including London. You’ll be encouraged to use digital techniques in your work, along with drawing and illustrative methods to develop your ideas on building concepts, spatial awareness and form. Using your drawings and digital software, you will also produce a 3D model from your design.

Drawing and Illustration

You will cover the fundamentals of drawing and illustration such as the use of tone and light, colour, line, the edge, shape, form, mark making and negative space. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a range of materials including charcoal, inks, sticks, oil pastel and chalk pastels, acrylics to name a few. You will develop your critical awareness of visual communication and explore a variety of illustration methods and techniques to enhance your understanding of the design process and effectively communicate your ideas. The course includes sessions on location to inspire you, with day trips to areas such as Dorset’s impressive Jurassic coast as well life drawing of a clothed life model and other still life.

Fashion Design and Styling

Ideal for those who are considering further studies or a career in fashion, this course will introduce key concepts in fashion design and encourage you to develop your own fashion identity, to challenge assumptions, think unpredictably and reach surprising solutions.You will explore key concepts in fashion and have the opportunity to experiment with a wide range of fabrics and textile techniques. From sketchbook and fashion research through to understanding colour palettes, recording fashion shapes and understanding fabric manipulation, a series of practical workshops and inspirational study sessions will enhance your design knowledge, critical awareness and develop your fashion illustration skills. Our tutors will show you how to translate your visual ideas using a variety of materials and professional fashion equipment including digital printing.  With guidance from the tutors your work will culminate with the styling of a photo shoot with a makeup artist on hand in which to record a series of images for you to add to your portfolio or develop further. The course includes a day-trip to London and professional photoshoot of your styled fashion look.

Practical Filmmaking

The UK film industry continues to be one of the world’s greatest providers of cinematic entertainment, and asks for passion, creativity, technical ability, vision, research and commitment. Ideal for those with an interest in pursuing film or media-related studies, this intense and fast-paced course will give you the chance to explore a variety of roles within the filmmaking process and develop an understanding of both the creative and technical aspects of making a film. Working in small groups you will develop a screenplay, shooting script and storyboard for a short fiction film, taking part in pre-production tasks such as casting, and developing a narrative, before beginning the live film shoot and post-production sessions.
Creative Make-up Academy
Through a mix of practical workshops, demonstrations and research, you’ll explore make-up and hair design for historical and contemporary drama. You’ll experiment with special effects and prosthetic make-up for film and television and learn about make-up and wig work for live performances. As you build your design and technical skills, you’ll also learn to plan and create finished looks for fashion styling and photography shoots.  You’ll learn and practice a range of core technical and creative  techniques to increase your confidence and will be encouraged to experiment; extended practical sessions will give you the opportunity to create your own looks and develop your own style.

Portfolio Preparation for the Arts

Gain experience in different art subjects and develop confidence in your creative abilities with this varied and stimulating course. Over 3 weeks you will produce work for your physical and digital portfolio exploring subjects that include Drawing and Illustration, Graphic Design, Fashion, Photography, Film, Architecture, Mixed Media and Print Making. You will work on a series of themed projects across a mixture of art subjects to allow you to experiment and explore your own creative identity whilst also developing your understanding of key creative processes to enhance your work. Your course tutors will offer guidance and support on creative application, as well as feedback on your artwork and advice on your future creative studies.

*NOTE* How to apply! Click on the “Apply Now” and submit your application. Once we have you in our system, we will contact you shortly to find out which course you would like to register for.



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AUB Summer Courses

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Housing & Student Life


Now that you have decided to study at the Arts University Bournemouth you will want to consider where to live. Here is information about our Madeira Road halls of residence.

Living in halls of residence is an easy way to make new friends and get to know fellow students from a range of different courses. Halls can be great fun and a simple way of sorting out your accommodation for the start of your studies.

Living in halls of residence can be a vibrant, dynamic experience, with the opportunity to share with, and learn from, fellow students from across the world. You have the chance to meet people from different backgrounds, with different outlooks on life.


Study Abroad AUB Accommodation prices

1 term £2,500 around $ 3,600

2 terms £4,200 around $ 6,100

3 terms £5,145 around $ 7,400


Summer course AUB accommodation prices – 18 years

3 weeks £550 ( around $ 790 ) – includes AUB breakfast and lunch and free shuttle service to AUB


Summer course homestay accommodation prices – 16-17 years

3 week £870 (around $ 1,290) – includes breakfast lunch and dinner and pastoral support

Madeira Road Halls of Residence at AUB

Student life at Arts University Bournemouth

Travel Documents



All locations for our programs require that students have a passport. To obtain a passport for the first time, you need to go in person to one of 7,000 passport acceptance facilities located throughout the United States with two photographs of yourself, proof of U.S. citizenship, and a valid form of photo identification such as a driver's license.



While each country has its own specific requirements, issuance of a student visa generally requires verification of enrollment in a foreign institution of learning, a financial statement guaranteeing the student will have access to adequate funds during their stay, and other forms or documents required by the consulate.

Obtaining a student visa may be a timely process therefore the application should be started as early as possible. Upon acceptance into the programs, each student should immediately print the Student Visa Application Guidelines and the Consulate Visa Application. Study Abroad Europe cannot intervene for students who do not acquire appropriate passports or visas

Non US Citizens and students not residing in the US should contact their nearest UK Consulate and follow their directions for obtaining a student visa. Students may request the necessary documents from our office.

For visa information relating to your specific study abroad location, please refer to the required readings in your Study Abroad Europe account (you must have started an application)


Getting the proper documents for travelling abroad is essential. Below are links from the US State Department website:


Fees & Deadlines


Application fee $ 95.00 Pay Now

For tuition fees for Semester and Summer see below


Study Abaroad for One Semester      $  7,050 

Study Abroad for two Semesters       $ 13, 250 

Study Abroad for Three Semester$    $ 19,350 


3 Weeks Course  $ 3,750 ( includes accomodation in residence hall and breakfast and lunch )


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Questions & Answers

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