Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) - Foundation


Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a further and higher education university based in Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom, specialising in art, performance, design, and media. The Arts University Bournemouth is set in one the UK’s most beautiful award-winning natural locations; boasting spectacular gardens, beaches, forests and a Jurassic coastline. AUB was awarded the top specialist arts and design university in the UK (Good University Guide 2021). It is one of only fifteen higher education institutions in the UK devoted solely to the study of art, design and media. University was awarded Gold in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2020).



Available for international students

Post-study work visa

Available for international students


Available for international students


I have enjoyed it massively. made some great friends and learned so many skills. The foundation course helped me find out what i wanted to follow for the next 3 years. It has progressed me as a person and i feel more motivated then ever.
It's great. I'm definitely in the right place, studying what I want to do as a career. I've found like-minded people too that I feel I can relate to compared to people from home.


Art, Design & Media
  • International Foundation Diploma (IFD)

All students who successfully complete this International Foundation Diploma (IFD) course are guaranteed progression onto one of undergraduate courses (with the exception of BA (Hons) Acting and (BA Hons) Dance which are audition-based).


  • Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media

This one-year foundation course gives you the chance to explore different creative areas before choosing the subject you want to take a degree in. It's the perfect way to find your creative voice and to boost your existing skills and portfolio if they’re not quite up to degree standard - or you might just like to enjoy a year of being creative before moving on to something else.

Tuition & Cost

The costs listed below are an estimate based on what most students pay. The final price for tuition, housing and other expenses will vary based on program, English level, housing selection and other factors. For more exact pricing, please contact our advisors.
£ 23,963 Average cost per year
£ 14,251Tuition
£ 6,400Housing
£ 3,312Other

Available for international students

Required Documents

Below are the minimum documents required for our admissions team to conduct a review of your application to this institution. Additional documents may be required for specific programs or for the institution to issue you an unconditional letter of admission. Please contact an advisor for more information.

Passport Copy

English Test Result

Personal Statement

Recommendation Letter

School Transcript

Submission Deadlines

September 2022
Application Deadline:July 15, 2022
Program Start:September 12, 2022