Arts University Bournemouth

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Arts University Bournemouth
Established 1885[citation needed]
Type Public
Budget £4,159,000 (2013-2014)[1]
Chairman Roger Laughton CBE[2]
Vice-Chancellor Stuart Bartholomew[3]
Academic staff
330 (2013-2014)[4]
Administrative staff
135 (2013-2014)[5]
Undergraduates 2,865 (2013-2014)[6]
Postgraduates 75 (2013-2014)[7]
Location Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom
50°44′29.2″N 1°53′52.1″W / 50.741444°N 1.897806°W / 50.741444; -1.897806
Campus Wallisdown Campus
Website aub.ac.uk
Arts University Bournemouth logo.png

Arts University Bournemouth is a further and higher education university based in Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom, specialising in art, performance, design, and media. It was formerly known as The Arts University College at Bournemouth and The Arts Institute at Bournemouth.

History[edit]

Logos of the institution from 1998 to present

The first art school in Bournemouth was the Bournemouth Government School of Art, established in 1880.[8] There was a considerable demand in Bournemouth at that time for instruction in Art and the numbers in the art school soon rose to 180. In 1884, the school became a Science and Art school.[9] In 1885 the Bournemouth School of Science and Art moved to 1 Regent’s Terrace, in Old Christchurch Road, where it remained until 1890.[10] When the Bournemouth School of Science and Art was forced to close due to a decrease in numbers and loss of grant in 1890-91,[11] the majority of its students were transferred to the Bournemouth West School of Science and Art.[12]

In 1913, the two Science and Art Schools at Bournemouth East and Bournemouth West were incorporated into the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design along with the Technical and Commercial Schools. All art subjects then came under the umbrella of the School of Art within the Bournemouth Municipal College.[13]

In 1964, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art was formed through the merger of Bournemouth Municipal College of Art and Poole College of Art.[citation needed] The name was changed to Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design in 1979.[14] The first new building on the present campus was opened in 1984 and built at a cost of £2.3 million.[15]

In 1998, the name was changed to The Arts Institute at Bournemouth (AIB) and in 2001 the AIB became a higher education institution.[16] The AIB was one of only a few higher education institutions at the time that focused exclusively on creative work in contemporary art, design, media, and performance.[citation needed]

In 2009 the Arts Institute Bournemouth changed its name to the Arts University College at Bournemouth following the acquisition of taught degree awarding powers in 2008.[17]

In June 2012 the Government announced that the qualifying threshold required by an institution in order to gain full university status was to be lowered from 4,000 to 1,000 full-time higher education students. The Arts University College at Bournemouth satisfied this criterion for full university title and officially became Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) following approval from the Privy Council on 13 December 2012.[18]

Campus[edit]

Centre of campus, the library & MoDiP

Most courses are based within one campus which is located in Poole, next to Bournemouth University and Wallisdown. The Campus covers around 3.7 hectares and houses 19 buildings with specialist workshops and workspaces, many of which are shared across similar courses.[19]

Notable facilities include:

  • The Library. Over 50,000 books available covering a range of art, design, media, and performance subjects.[20]
  • TheGallery. A gallery open to the public displaying both international touring exhibitions, and work from alumni, staff, and students.[21]
  • MoDiP (Museum of Design and Plastics). The only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics. MoDiP is located inside the AUB library.[22]

Sustainability and Environment[edit]

The university ranked 120 out of 151 in the 2015 The People & Planet Green League table with a total score of 31.1%.[23]

Current Developments[edit]

Development works for 2014 - 2016 include:

  • A building mainly for photography courses offering flexible teaching spaces, IT suites, and a lecture theatre.[24]
  • CRAB Drawing Studio. The first of its kind to be built in the UK since the 1900s[citation needed], has been designed by Professor Sir Peter Cook.[25]
  • Student Services, Students’ Union, and Facilities Management building.[26]
  • Dedicated teaching space from the conversion of BH12 Halls of Residence (on campus).[27]

Academics[edit]

The university offers Short courses, Summer courses, Foundation, and BA (Hons) degrees. Also MA and Research (MPhil/PhD) postgraduate degrees. The main focus of all courses lies within the areas of art, design, media, and performance.

The institution runs 20 undergraduate and 9 postgraduate programmes organised in two faculties: the Faculty of Art and Design and the Faculty of Media and Performance. These courses are validated for a maximum period of five years and, during the final year, a periodic review is undertaken by a process similar to that for validation with the addition to the panel of up to two student representatives.[28]

Rankings[edit]

Rankings
Complete[29]
(2016, national)
57
Times/Sunday Times[30]
(2015, national)
59

AUB was named No.1 Creative University in the Which? University 2012 survey.[31] The university was not ranked in 2014 due to the lack of students taking part in the survey.[32]

97.7% of UK domiciled AUB graduates said they are working or studying (or both) in 2010-2011,[33] 96.7% in 2011-2012[34] and 97.5% in 2012-2013.[35] AUB ranked 10th out of 33 in the Guardian’s 2015 specialist institutions league table.[36]

Accommodation[edit]

The university manages three off campus halls of residence: Winton Halls, George Close, and Madeira Road, accommodating over 450 students overall. Places are allocated with a priority to students living overseas and to students with disabilities/medical conditions.[37] Madeira Road – the newest addition – was built in 2014 with 378 beds and is located in the town centre of Bournemouth.[38] The University hosts two “accommodation days” before the beginning of each academic year, so prospective students can independently form house-sharing groups and view private rented accommodation.[39]

Student life[edit]

All students of the Arts University Bournemouth are automatically a member of the Arts University Bournemouth Students’ Union (AUBSU), a registered charity affiliated with the National Union of Students.[40] AUBSU runs over 30 clubs and societies,[41] organises Freshers’ Weeks, volunteering and fundraising events, trains course representatives, and hosts annual general meetings for all students.[42] Each year, elections are held for both sabbatical (President,Vice-President) and all volunteer (e.g. Events Officer, Communications Officer and Equality and Diversity Officer) posts.[43]

AUBSU also publishes a free, completely student led magazine called BUMF. It is published termly and includes content from university course programmes, music, poetry, and writing.[44]

The Students’ Union was awarded Gold in the Green Impact Students’ Unions environmental accreditation programme in 2013/2014.[45]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

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