Arts University Bournemouth Stuart Bartholomew

Arts University Bournemouth Stuart Bartholomew

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A message from the Principal

Decisions about what to study and where to study require much thought and consideration.

We believe that a specialist institution, where teaching and learning take place in a dedicated art, design, media and performance environment, offers a uniquely relevant place for students wishing to develop their talents and enter the competitive world of the creative industries. Collaborative projects and close links with the creative industries support and enhance our teaching expertise and superb facilities; our success is evidenced by our excellent track record of graduate achievement.

I have pleasure in introducing you to Arts University Bournemouth and the courses we offer, all of which have an internationally relevant curriculum.

We are confident that you will be impressed by the professionalism of our staff, the quality of student work and the atmosphere of a university dedicated to creative excellence. Students who are successful in securing a place with us will join an exciting and developing community and may in turn become influential members of the creative industries.

Principal and Vice Chancellor
Professor Stuart Bartholomew CBE


Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Bartholomew awarded CBE

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Bartholomew has been awarded the honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Professor Bartholomew received the honour for services to higher education as part of the 2014 New Year’s Honours List.

He joined Arts University Bournemouth in 1997 as Principal and Chief Executive, having previously held posts at McMaster University in Ontario, the University of Calgary, the University of Derby, the Open University and as Dean of Media at The University of the Arts, London.  Read more