Arts University Bournemouth

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Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) - formerly The Arts University College at Bournemouth and The Arts Institute at Bournemouth - is a further and higher education university college based in Poole, United Kingdom specialising in arts, performance, design, and media.

In 1964, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art was formed through the merger of Bournemouth Municipal College of Art and Poole College of Art. The name was changed to Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design in 1980, and the first new building on the present campus was opened in 1984, built at a cost of £2.3 million.

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

In 2009 the Arts Institute changed its name to the Arts University College at Bournemouth following the acquisition of Taught Degree Awarding Powers in 2008.

Arts University College at Bournemouth officially became Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) following approval from the Privy Council on 13th December 2012. The Government announced in June 2012 that the qualifying threshold for full university title was to be lowered from 4,000 to 1,000 full-time higher education students, and with the AUB satisfiying the criteria for full university title, permission was put forward for formal ratification from the Privy Council which has now been granted.


Its web site is at http://aub.ac.uk


For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arts_University_Bournemouth


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