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Arts University Bournemouth (AUB):
Located on the south coast of England, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a leading university specialising in design, arts, performance, and media education. Easily accessible less than 2 hours from London, AUB provides study abroad BA (Hons) courses to international students and professionals who want to spend time at our university in the UK but do not necessarily want to spend as much as 2-3 years studying here. Our study abroad semester programs can be taken for one term, two terms, or three terms. You may join an existing degree course and work alongside full-time students from the UK and around the world.

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Study Abroad Semester Programs:
International Students & Professionals join existing Degree students for 1, 2 or 3 Terms

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Fine Art:
Photo of Study Abroad Programs in UK for international studentsThe course encourages ambitious individual practice and is underpinned by three strands: studio practice, cultural theory and professional development.

Your work in the studio will be supported by a dynamic programme of related theoretical studies; you will be encouraged to analyse your own work and question your role as an artist and how your work is understood.

Fundamental elements of visual language are introduced and explored through engagement with materials, processes and the current theoretical context of Fine Art.

You will be stimulated to develop your own creative problem solving abilities and to apply them in a multitude of situations.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Fashion:
Image of Study Abroad Programs in UK for international studentsThis innovative course reflects the way in which fashion continuously redefines itself through processes of evolutionary and radical change. You will have the opportunity to design not only garments but also accessories, fashion jewellery, footwear and millinery.

The course is designed to stimulate curiosity in fashion by enabling exploration and integration of the subject strands of design and construction with fashion communication and promotion and their application to new technologies, as well as historical and contextual frameworks.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Textiles:
This course offers broad based creative study in the field of textiles, covering the breadth of the discipline and its applications including surface print, stitch embellishment, dyeing and construction processes.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Graphic Design:
Graphic design is a vehicle for communication as well as self-expression. It is about communicating to inform, educate, entertain, persuade, or any combination of these. This course aims to foster self-confidence and the ability to develop informed design strategies; it will also encourage you to bring your own experiences and interests to the course.

You will be introduced to the fundamental theories, techniques and processes relevant to Graphic Design. You will engage with a variety of contextual and design issues such as user-centred design, sustainability, emerging technology, service design, information design and interactive design.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Visual Communication:
Photos of Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)The Visual Communication course is broad and exciting, incorporating elements of both graphic design and illustration. Its focus is on solving communication problems using a variety of media. Students explore typography, print and screen-based media, web design, animation and illustration. 

The first part of the course provides skills in these areas, and students have the opportunity to work on projects that have been set by industry, as well as course briefs. All briefs are designed to reflect current industry practice.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Visual Effects Design & Production:
In our Visual Effects course, we give you the chance to unleash your imagination and use visual effects in a multitude of ways. Change the weather in a film, give a character a makeover, alter a landscape – make your mark on the world by changing it.

This course has been devised (with input from industry professionals) to develop understanding of primary visual effects, compositing and animation technology and their application in a film production process.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Illustration:
The course will provide you with an active creative environment within which you will be encouraged to experiment, test and develop your work. You will explore drawing, painting and printmaking, as well as lens-based, digital, interactive and time-based media; this variety of media reflects the diversity of contemporary illustration.

Our aim is to support and enable you to develop as an individual practitioner and to be prepared to work confidently and successfully within and at the forefront of the creative industries.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Animation Production:
The art of making animated films requires a high level of practical skill, draughtsmanship, technical proficiency and a wealth of theoretical knowledge and understanding. This course looks at animation production in a broad and holistic way, providing a thoroughly intensive and team-based experience in which students develop comprehensive expertise in the whole production process.

It will introduce you to the basic disciplines and skills to get you animating, with the opportunity to investigate the relationship between theory and practice within Animation Production.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Film Production:
Picture of Study Abroad Programs in UK for international studentsThis course provides practical experience of the many aspects of filmmaking, both in drama productions and documentaries. Based around production projects and exercises, students gain a contextual understanding of the process of film production and the relationship between all its constituent roles and departments including designing, editing, sound, cinematography, production and direction.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Acting:
This highly practical course in one of the UKs top specialist arts training institutions provides those aspiring to be successful actors with a thorough preparation for a career in acting.

Working alongside the full-time BA (Hons) Acting students and using our outstanding facilities, you will develop specialist knowledge and skills in a creative studio environment. You will learn the key skills required to respond to the diverse demands of the industry and how to become a creative, flexible and independent artist.

As well as strengthening performance skills, you will learn self-motivation, self-discipline, and develop a critical and imaginative engagement with the social, historical and cultural contexts of performance. Although there is a strong element of academic research, this is often approached through practice, emphasising the vocational nature of this course.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Dance:
In this highly practical Dance course, students refine their skills with technique classes in contemporary dance in various styles and bodywork disciplines.

Participants develop a choreographic vocabulary, exploring movement from a variety of disciplines of performance. You also have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the current dance industry through talks and discussions with industry professionals.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Costume with Performance Design:
This course addresses design and manufacture for the performance industry with specific focus on developing a conceptual understanding of performance design. You will be introduced to different fundamental theories, techniques and processes relevant to Costume with Performance Design. It will look at the context of costume within the film, television and theatre industries and will develop creative and technical approaches to costume design and interpretation.

This is a diverse and demanding subject; students need to be interested in art, design and all types of performance to support the study of the dazzling array of genres they will encounter on this course, including theatre, film, television, ballet, opera, circus and the study of new performance disciplines.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Make-Up for Media and Performance:
This course provides experience and fundamental skills of the many aspects of make-up and special effects within performance, film and television. In addition to developing your specialist skills within a creative community of artists and practitioners, you will study the historical and contemporary contexts relevant to the work of today’s make-up artist.

The course includes make-up and hair design for historical and contemporary drama, special effects and prosthetic make-up for film and television, and theatrical make up for performance including ballet, opera, music and dance.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Architecture:Images of Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)
This course provides a vital introduction to the architectural profession. Based on the year of entry for the course, you will explore the issues of building in the local urban context through architectural intervention projects.

Alongside the design of a public urban building, various technical and environmental issues will be introduced. Theory and history will inform the understanding of the unique cultural context of the region.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design:
This exciting and challenging course offers the opportunity to develop a creative and dynamic understanding of the potential of three-dimensional interior space. The course focuses on observing and understanding the needs of people within spaces and environments and explores alternative solutions to contemporary design problems.

Working in a lively and realistic studio environment, you will explore the creative use of space and develop practical skills to progress from project concept to project presentation; you may also work on ‘live’ projects during the course, working closely with industry and specialist professionals.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Creative Events Management:
Events Management is about the creation and organisation of live arts and other events – anything from art exhibitions to theatrical productions, music gigs to multiartform festivals, dance workshops to fashion shows.

In this course, you will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to make such events succeed. Our aim is to support and enable you to develop as a successful arts manager, able to work at the forefront of the arts and creative industries.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Photography:
This course explores contemporary photographic practice within a broad cultural context and is underpinned by historical and critical approaches to the medium of photography. Your individual creativity and personal ambition are at the centre of the course philosophy rather than an imposed 'house style'.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Commercial Photography:
The course will introduce you to photographic techniques and processes through subjects that emphasise digital imaging and studio practice. The course presents a history of photography, examining key developments in the medium and considers photography’s relationship to other art, design and media practices.

You will gain a broad understanding of photographic practice and theory and be guided towards a career in photography and the creative industries. We are firm believers that our students should enter the industry as educated individuals, able to engage in the broad dialogue that is expected of creative professionals.

•  Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Modelmaking:
This specialist, innovative course is a European leader in the field of modelmaking. It sets out to be challenging, practical and demanding but also to provide a rich, rewarding, fun and vibrant experience. You will develop technical and aesthetic abilities, experiencing a wide variety of processes and materials in carrying out a range of challenging and interesting briefs – working both physically and digitally in three dimensions.

You will be introduced to creative making, technical processes, material manipulation, mould making, finishing techniques, digital modelling, designing, problem solving and aesthetic understanding.

Additional Courses for International Students:

 Preparation for Masters (2 terms)
Designed to help students to secure entry onto a Masters course, this programme helps you to develop your creative understanding of your chosen subject, or to increase your English language scores. Once you have been offered a place on this course, you will be provided with an individual programme of learning which is designed to prepare you for your future Masters application.

 Portfolio Preparation Art, Design & Media (1 or 2 terms)
Designed for international students who need to produce quality work for a portfolio or interview at university, this course will cover all the fundamental skills required to build a portfolio. Through a series of projects and briefs, you will cover basic drawing skills and progress to more complex observational and analytical work.

This is ideal for students who wish to pursue further studies in the fields of: Fine Art, Painting & Drawing, Illustration, Graphic Design, Fashion, Architecture, Animation, Photography, Sculpture, Film, Interior Design, Costume, Visual Communication, Textiles, Digital Media, Printing, and Modelmaking.

• Specialist 2 & 3 Week Summer Creative Arts & Design Courses:
- 2 & 3 week creative courses in June, July and August 2022.

- For individuals, college students, senior high school students and adults, from ages 13-14, 15+, 18+ / young adults.

- All students taking part in one of our summer courses will receive an official AUB Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion.

- Students also have the opportunity while on the course, to attend an interview for a place on any of AUB’s 1 year Foundation or BA and MA courses.

• British Architecture & 3D Design
• Animation Course
• Studio Photography
• Drawing & Illustration
• Fashion &Textiles
• Creative Make-up  course
• Graphic Design & Visual Communication
• Filmmaking Course
• Portfolio Preparation for the Arts

We also offer a summer residential programme to compliment the above creative arts courses.

• 2-Week Creative Arts Summer School:
- We also offer a summer residential programme for secondary school teenagers to compliment the above creative arts courses.
- Residential Programme (accommodation, meals, activities etc). 

- All-inclusive residential course for students of ages 14-16 years old - 15 -26 June 2022
- All-inclusive residential course for students of ages 13-14 years old - 27 July -7 August  2022

Sessions / creative arts topics include:
• Animation, Stop Motion Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design, Mixed Media, Drawing, Digital Photography, Fashion, Print Making, Adobe Packages.

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All-inclusive, fully residential for College-age Students 18+ only
15 -26 June 2022

All students taking part in one of our summer courses will receive an official AUB Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion.

For further information on our short study abroad programs, please email us below.

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