Arts University Bournemouth

Training Institution

  • Name
    Arts University Bournemouth
  • Established
    1885
  • Clients
    3500
  • About
    The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) - formally the Arts University College Bournemouth (AUCB) - is a specialist university covering education within the fields of art, design, media and performance. It is a creative community where staff and students share a passion for and a commitment to these disciplines. Course leaders, lecturers and technicians all enjoy a wealth of practical experience in their subject area and the majority remain actively engaged in their own work through research, practice or both activities.
    The AUB offers a specialist environment which reflects the way in which individuals and communities work together in the creative industries, based on a strong focus towards cross-course collaboration. The courses offered are highly regarded within the industry and many have received industry recognition; such as the BA(Hons) Acting degree which has gained accreditation from DramaUK.
    The Arts University offers a range of courses, including degree studies, short summer courses, MA and Post Graduate opportunities.

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Testimonials

Lauren Summers
Lauren Summers
Costume Maker
Course: BA(HONS) Costume and Performance Design, 2016
My course at Arts University Bournemouth was truly inspiring, I learnt a wide range of skills and saw it all put into action in the shows that we produced and in the productions i was lucky enough to work on outside of the campus.
Jacob Barton
Jacob Barton
Producer/Director
Course: Film Production, 2021
The education I have gained through this university has been extremely beneficial, and has kitted me with the necessary skills to work within the industry.
Eve Barclay
Eve Barclay
Actor
Course: 3 yr. Acting, 2020
This institution is amazing. I have loved every minute of it. The course provides a perfect balance of professional standards and enjoyable units. The collaboration that the university provides is one of it's best aspects. Giving students opportunities to model for photography and make up students, as well as landing themself a role in some of Bournemouth film school's short films. The final year so far has been a great experience, performing in a professional production of The Winter's Tale.
Christopher Moorehead
Christopher Moorehead
Director of Photography
Course: BA Hons Photography, 2020
Fantastic place to study, it allows the student to think more conceptually about ideas and be more creative and independent
Benjamyn Lyall
Benjamyn Lyall
Production Designer
Course: MA: Film Production, Production design, 2020
17-month MA: Film Production Course specializing in Production design, studying modules in: • CST1. 1, 2, 3, 4 Cinematic Story Telling - Pass • VFX - Pass • Graduation Film - TBA • Research and Project Development on Cyber-Punk – TBA • Kodak competition, NSPCC Advert – In own time • Solitude Graduation Film – In own time
Samuel Terry
Samuel Terry
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2020
I have gained immense experience in collaberating with other courses for student films
Pawel Sarniewicz
Pawel Sarniewicz
Storyboard Artist
Course: BA (Hons) Film Production, 2020
Very impressed - professional and comprehensive program with big emphasis on preparation to create solid foundation for working in the industry immediately after graduation.
Nikita Dhillon
Nikita Dhillon
Costume Maker
Course: BA Costume and Performance design, 2019
I learnt valuable skills within the field of design and interpretation.
Sophie Blair
Sophie Blair
Costume Assistant
Course: Costume and Performance Design, 2019
Had a wonderful time and learnt so many skills I believe has really set me up for industry
Danielle Gray
Danielle Gray
Makeup Artist (SFX)
Course: BA(Hons) Makeup for Media and Performance, 2019
This course is SkillsSet accredited.
Isobel Thomas Steer
Course: 3 yr. Acting, 2018
AUB is an incredible, friendly place full of amazing and creative people. The staff are all industry professionals and they all have an open door policy. The one thing I loved most about AUB was the collaborative attitude; many courses such as Acting, Costume, Hair and Makeup and Set Design would all work together towards a project throughout the course and third year shows too. It is a fantastic place for talented people o]and I was so privileged to have studied there.
Harriet Martin
Harriet Martin
Costume Designer
Course: BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design, 2018
AUB gave me the best start to a career that I am truly passionate about. My time at AUB helped me to gain confidence in the things I was good at, to develop my other skills and to meet like-minded people to myself, who inspired and motivated me everyday to work hard for what I want.
Roe Haven
Roe Haven
Actor
Course: 3 yr. Acting, 2018
In AUB I learned a lot about various techniques and tools that are useful to the actor, but I also learned a lot about myself. Through practice I discovered what it takes for me personally to create a truthful performance; the specific feeling that comes from adrenaline, presence and stillness. This is something I didn’t learn from any book, however much I read about it. It was the experience and growth I had through movement-, voice-, singing-, and acting-exercises that gave me the self actualisation I needed to learn what it was that made me an actor.
Elizabeth Stefanec
Elizabeth Stefanec
Assistant Producer
Course: BA (Hons) Acting, 2018
I would not have been able to achieve what I have today, being integrated into the industry that I love, with a skillset that has kept me in a steady stream of work since graduating, without this insititution and its insightful and patient tutors, my life would be very different to what I dreamt it could be. I must also express my gratitude to John Camble, without whom my career would not have been possible.
Elizabeth Rickards
Elizabeth Rickards
Set Designer
Course: BA Hons in Costume and performance design, 2018
A brilliant course for those thinking of pursuing a career into Theatre/ film for set or costume. The tutors were fantastic and helpful throughout and made my time really enjoyable. Would recommend this course to everyone.
Georgia Long
Georgia Long
Costume Designer
Course: BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (specialising in Costume Design for Screen), 2018
Course recognised as a centre of excellence by the Queen's Anniversary Prize (2017) TEF Gold Awarded University
Elizabeth Rickards
Elizabeth Rickards
Set Designer
Course: Costume and Performance Design, 2018
I am honoured to be able to say that I was able to attend this course. it has been on of the best decisions of my life and I would highly recommend this course to anyone. the opportunity's on the course have been amazing and taught me so much but the most rewarding thing was the tutors and the lectures on the course. They were so amazing, in every possible way, and they alone make the course as amazing as it is.
Mj Moan
Mj Moan
Set Designer
Course: Costume and Performance Design, 2018
An amazing and rich experience in a range of both design and technical aspects of theatre and television
Charlotte Annice Spruch
Charlotte Annice Spruch
Makeup Artist (SFX)
Course: BA (Hons) Makeup and Hair for Media and Performance, 2018
The Arts University has given me confidence to work in industry. Throughout my time on the course I was able to collaborate with film, fashion, theatre and artistic projects that challenged me to improve my skill set.
Alaina Fountain
Course: 3 yr. Acting, 2018
Arts University Bournemouth is an incredible school that offers professional training to their students and prepares them for the working industry.
Kelly J Morgan
Kelly J Morgan
Theatrical Milliner
Course: BA (Hons) Costume & Perfomance Design, 2017
Beyond amazing course!
Charlotte Court
Charlotte Court
Costume Cutter
Course: Costume Design & Performance, 2017
An excellent course that provided the enhancement of valuable skills required for professionalism
Joseph Yussuff
Course: 3 yr. Acting, 2017
You will be surrounded by creative people everyday! There's no better atmosphere to be creative!
Catherine Ayling
Course: 3 yr. Acting, 2017
Loved the course! Would do all 3 years again if I could.
Charlotte Hewitt
Charlotte Hewitt
Camera Assistant
Course: BA (Hons) Film Production, 2017
The Art University Bournemouth opened up a wide range of opportunities for my development within film making. Through various projects such as documentaries, fiction, fashion and photography shoots. The professional equipment such as the camera and lighting equipment including the Arri Alexa enabled me to learn at industry profession. Through my time here I have gained valuable information about collaboration, creativity and a wide range of technical skills.
Daniel Patch
Daniel Patch
Actor
Course: 3 yr. Acting, 2017
The skills I have gained from my time at AUB have truly changed me as an actor, and prepared me for the world of acting outside of education. I can confidently say I am a better performer now, due to the training I received.
Helen Tams
Helen Tams
Costume Maker
Course: Costume and Performance Design, 2017
Arts University Bournemouth has been an amazing experience, with incredible tutors and support.
Rebecca Simpson
Rebecca Simpson
Make-up Artist
Course: Ba (Hons) Makeup for Media and Performance, 2017
Incredible course, I have learnt a range of skills including complex prosthetics in a safe environment following health and safety regulations, opportunities for work experience and development of professional identity.
Craig Wake
Craig Wake
Actor
Course: 3 yr. Acting, 2016
A very diverse course in terms of its content. Works very well being part of an Arts University.
Lauren Summers
Lauren Summers
Costume Maker
Course: BA(HONS) Costume and Performance Design, 2016
My course at Arts University Bournemouth was truly inspiring, I learnt a wide range of skills and saw it all put into action in the shows that we produced and in the productions i was lucky enough to work on outside of the campus.
Luisa Avietti
Luisa Avietti
Picture Editor
Course: BA (Hons) Photography, 2015
Foundation Year (2011-2012) - UAL Camberwell.
Jessica Barba
Jessica Barba
Makeup Artist
Course: BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance, 2015
Educated in the fundamentals practical skills and techniques needed for a role of the make-up artist. Studied make-up and hair for film, fashion, theatre and prosthetic contexts. Technical skills gained include: Wig making Primary hairdressing techniques Moulding and creating silicone flat piece prosthetics Hair frames Hair Styling Airbrushing Make-up for screen, theatre and fashion. Laying on hair Construction of hair wefts
Hartley Woolf
Hartley Woolf
Camera Operator
Course: BA (Hons) Film Production, 2015
I have known Hartley for over three years as a student of mine and within that time he is known to all staff as dependable, honest, charming and possessing excellent social skills. He is well respected by his peers with his warm and considered approach towards others of all ages. He is extremely creative and excels at communicating ideas in a manner that resonate with the listener. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for any further information. Nick Beaumont Senior Tutor in Film Production Arts University Bournemouth
Callum Thomas
Callum Thomas
Voice Over: English
Course: BA Honours Acting, 2015
I loved my experience at AUB. It was a wonderful community of artists, in a vibrant town packed with young people (and some retirees!).
Kat Turgoose
Kat Turgoose
Costume Designer
Course: Costume With Performance Design BA (Hons), 2015
An incredible university and course with top of the range and up to date equipment. Phenomenal working professionals and a course that has set me up for every eventuality in preparation for the industry. Very fond memories taken away
Leanne Fitchett
Leanne Fitchett
Costume Maker
Course: Costume with performance design, 2014
Studying at The Arts University Bournemouth was one of the best time of my life. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel it has prepared me to work in the industry.
Thomas Shawcroft
Thomas Shawcroft
Director of Photography
Course: Film Production, 2012
a great 3 year course , where you get to experiment with film as a medium , shooting mostly on 16mm during the course , I have gained lots of useful skills and contacts in the industry from studying at the Arts university in Bournemouth .
Jamie Muir
Jamie Muir
Director
Course: Film production, 2011
Great three years of learning. Taught me a huge amount.
Yoseph Hammad
Yoseph Hammad
Costume Designer
Course: Costume with Performance Design, 2011
Really good support from tutors and great practical experiences and opportunities within the university college to expand your skills and knowledge into stage, film/television, photography and more.
Lauren Kilcar
Lauren Kilcar
Costume Designer
Course: Costume with Performance Design, 2011
The course was fantastic training for the industry. Not only did it teach us the skills for both costume and set design and construction it also gave us the opportunity to learn about the more fundamental aspects of a costume employee such as continuity sheets, script breakdowns etc.
Jacob DeeJay Donnelly
Jacob DeeJay Donnelly
Wardrobe Assistant
Course: BA (Hons) Costume with Performance Design, 2011
My time at the Arts University Bournemouth has deepened my knowledge of garment research, design, cut and construction. Through trial and practice, and by gaining valuable experience, I have realised a passion for tailoring and conceptual designing, quality assets that have challenged and curved an enthusiastic working ethic for the industry.
Jimmy Roye-Dunne
Course: 3 yr. Acting, 2011
This course has allowed me to walk into the industry, confident in every aspect.
Adam Harper
Adam Harper
Dresser
Course: BA (Hons) Costume with Performance Design, 2011
During my time on this course I was able to improve on recent skills and gain new skills to help me make the transition from a college fashion and textiles student to a degree student studying in the main field of costume. The layout of the course worked well as you were able to focus on construction or designing in the second year and each path was taught by staff who have made their mark in their own fields. As I went down the construction route I focused on dying fabrics, cutting costumes, pattern drafting, historical details along side working for live productions/performances. My overal opinion of the course is that it helped me gain the skills I needed in order to get to my current job.
Lance Penez
Lance Penez
Camera Operator
Course: Film Production, 2010
It created circumstances where we would put ourselves through the toughest filmmaking conditions, which challenged every limit of our stamina known to the filmmaking practice. The equipment, the bureaucracy and the scale of the productions broadened our skills and knowledge to be perfectly prepared for the challenges of the industry
Lucy Howson
Lucy Howson
Wardrobe Assistant
Course: BA (Hons) Costume for Screen & Stage, 2009
A highly enjoyable, informative and supportive course, covering a well-balanced range within the Costume bracket.
Martyna Knitter
Martyna Knitter
Cinematographer
Course: Health and Safety on a film set, 2009
The college provided me with complete H&S training on working with film equipment.
Dafydd Weeks
Dafydd Weeks
Sound Recordist
Course: BA(Hons) Film Production, 2009
Definitely worth it. Mainly due to the fact you'll be surrounded by like minded people
Natalie Castka
Course: 3 yr. Acting, 2007
The course had everything that I wanted. I was part of the first graduating class, and have almost constantly been in work since gaduating in 2007.
Natalie Garbett
Natalie Garbett
Costume Maker
Course: BA (Hons) Costume for the Stage and Screen, 2001
I am a reliable, experienced costume cutter and maker who specialises in mens and womens historical clothing from 1600-1940. I also make historical uniforms from 1600-1919. I have worked for Shakespeare's Globe, BBC, The National Trust and University Arts et Metiers in Paris. Most recently I co-ordinated an exhibition at La Triennale, Milan 'Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion 1795-1815'. I work well in a workroom environment as well as individually. The costumes I produce are well cut, authentic as well as being durable for specific performance needs.

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In Hei Cheong
In Hei Cheong
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Nick Denisov
Director
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Jason Hancock
Director
Course: Foundation Film , 2022
Matilda Harris
Matilda Harris
Producer/Director
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Arian Heydari
Arian Heydari
Director
Course: Film & Media , 2022
Charlie Hill
Charlie Hill
Director
Course: Film Production , 2022
Joseph Selby
Joseph Selby
Spark
Course: Film Production , 2022
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Course: Film Production
Harry Wooldridge
Course: BA (hons) Film Production , 2022
Thomas Allen
Thomas Allen
Producer
Course: Film Production
Jacob Barton
Jacob Barton
Producer/Director
Course: Film Production , 2021
Lauren Beeston
Lauren Beeston
Wardrobe Assistant
Course: Costume , 2021
Jamie Bird
Jamie Bird
Voice Over: English
Course: Interior Architecture and Design , 2021
Jacob Booth
Jacob Booth
Colorist
Course: Film Production , 2021
Mariana Canelas
Course: Illustration
Rebekah Cubbin
Rebekah Cubbin
Casting Assistant
Course: Film Production , 2021
Toby Foster Monk
Toby Foster Monk
Director
Course: Film Production , 2021
Arvind Jay
Arvind Jay
Producer/Director
Course: BA (Hons) Film Production , 2021
Eng Zyan Keh
Eng Zyan Keh
Graphics Designer
Course: Graphic Design , 2021