Arts University Bournemouth Review
Reviewed by Anonymous who studied Undergraduate Animation Production in 2013.
What was really good about the experience?
Fantastic library. Good online resource access to tutorial websites (you’ll be needing these to make up for the lack of guidance). There was no official private or university accommodation when I went, they are starting to remedy this. I met some lovely people and made some lifelong friends.
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What could be improved?
A message to the Arts University Bournemouth: It’s clear to see that this university has become nothing more than a business. Vast amounts of money is spent on the aesthetics with very little thought being put into functionality. For example the entrance where the new pavement has been redone at least five times by now for three silly strips of coloured light which you barely see because of the streetlights above them, but so little light come from them you can’t have them lit on their own. They are often left on all day and night which is a waste of electricity for a university that claims to care about the environment. To top it off one of the lights is still broken. When I complained about the lack of 3D teaching, I was told this course was mainly 2D and I should have gone someone else. From the moment I applied I express my aim to go into 3D and yet at no time did they express to go somewhere else. I guess they wanted more money. What more every year they pick a number of 3D films to be made, why would this be an option if you don’t support 3D. I was expecting that much 3D tuition compared to 2D much I was expecting more than the equivalent of 5 mornings worth over my three years there. Even if they hadn’t the time to teach it they could have at least been better support. A 3D film failed pretty much instantly this year when it came down to rigging, no-one had the skills to get the film moving forward, the teachers didn’t seem to be much help either. What more the shared space for photography and animation is barely functional, serving as much more as a common room than a place to work. There is a lot of fancy tables and chairs too small to work on, what’s more the TVs in there don’t actually work. It looks nice but what we actually need is spaces to work! Which is further exasperated by your decision to increase the number of students. There is not enough facilities to go around. I know there have been people sent around to check the number of people