...to the start of your creative career. Welcome to Falmouth University. 
We are proud to be at the edge; breaking new ground in creative education, providing 
our students with unrivalled industry opportunities and producing highly employable graduates that lead the way.

Set apart from the urban sprawl, we think differently. As part of 
a vibrant community of thinkers, makers and doers, our unique location and approach inform everything we do. From the £100 million investment we’ve made in our world-class facilities since 2004, to the 50 international partnerships we’ve forged across 28 countries on four continents, from our connections with industry which have led 
to an employment rate 15% higher than the national average, to our reputation built on 100 years of experience, it’s all about making sure our students get the best university experience possible. And it’s working. In 2013, 10,000 students voted Falmouth in the top three in a Which? University poll of the most creative universities in the UK.

At a time when value is paramount we want everyone who studies with us to leave with more than a degree; we want them to graduate with the confidence, connections and courage to make their mark.

Our courses* in art, design, media, performance and writing are widely known for inspiring our students to collaborate, create and think ambitiously, drawing on and feeding the edge we have, so they graduate ahead of the curve.

These pages will give you a taste of what we’re all about, but the best way to discover it is to come and see for yourself.

On a global scale

Falmouth’s outward-looking stance has made it a popular choice for international students and the University regularly welcomes students, academics and professionals from all over the world – from India to the USA, Japan to Norway. We also run numerous study trips and exchange programmes abroad.

Open to all

Falmouth University greets students from all walks of life. Whether you’re:

  • Finishing school or college
  • Considering a career change
  • Looking to improve your academic qualifications
  • Looking to add a qualification to your work experience
  • The first person in your family thinking about going to university
  • From another country and wanting to study in the UK
  • From a minority background, a mature student, identify as LGBT or have a disability
  • Experiencing mobility, sensory or learning disabilities and want to study at a welcoming university with a high level of support…

…we’d love to hear from you, whatever your qualifications and the route you’ve taken.

*Courses on this website are correct as at January 2013. For a complete up-to-date list of courses, visit our main website: falmouth.ac.uk

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Our courses

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Window overlooking the bay, Falmouth Campus.

Value for Money

How the new tuition fee system works and what you’ll get in return from Falmouth.


Welcome to the start of your creative career. Welcome to Falmouth University. We are proud to be at the edge; breaking new ground in creative education, providing our students with unrivalled industry opportunities and producing highly employable graduates that lead the way.

Professor Anne Carlisle
Vice-Chancellor, Falmouth University

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Lily Rice

BA(Hons) Performance Sportswear Design

Lily graduated in 2010 and now works as a designer for UK sportswear brand Umbro

Isolde Jaspard Mandy, BA(Hons) Textile Design

Isolde Jaspard Mandy

BA(Hons) Textile Design

Isolde works for Vanderhurd, a bespoke rug and fabric company

Our graduates tell us why they chose Falmouth

In their own words...

Chelsey Flood, BA(Hons) English

Chelsey Flood

BA(Hons) English

Chelsey’s debut novel is being published by Simon & Schuster in 2013

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Leong Darren Abriel

BA(Hons) Creative Advertising

Leong graduated in 2011 and is now working at leading international advertising agency, Ogilvy


Vital Statistics

Graduate Entrepreneurs

Falmouth University has five times the national average of self-employed and entrepreneurial graduates

Building the interactive prospectus

Your Falmouth: building the interactive prospectus

Azi is a television producer and reporter who has worked on the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Football Italia and World Rally Championship. She is currently a MotoGP pit-lane reporter for the BBC.

Azi Farni
BA(Hons) Broadcasting

Latest Tweet

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Shooting the prospectus cover

Painting by Alasdair Lindsay

Above Marazion by Alasdair Lindsay
BA(Hons) Fine Art

Alasdair's paintings and prints have been commissioned for permanent display on the Cunard Liner Queen Mary II

Christine Pigott

International Study

Students come from all over the world to study with us. Find out more about what attracted them to Falmouth.

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Christine Borch

BA(Hons) Choreography

Christine lives in Berlin, where she performs and records with her band, Chastity, and works on solo dance projects

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Karolina Glusiec

BA(Hons) Animation & Visual Effects

Karolina's first animated film won two awards at the Off Jak Goraco Independent Film Festival

Performance Sportswear by James Kamo

James Kamo

BA(Hons) Performance Sportswear Design

James graduated in 2011 and works for surf, skate and clothing brand Hurley International in Costa Mesa, California

Alex Brinnen, BA(Hons) 3D Design

Alex Brinnen

BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design

Alex is one half of Cornish skateboard company Faltown, with fellow graduate Chris Humphris

Media Centre, Tremough Campus


Falmouth has everything from traditional tools to state of the art technologies to help you bring your ideas to life.

Graphic Design Studio

Support Services

You’re never truly on your own at Falmouth, thanks to our wide range of dedicated support services.

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Career Success

There’s never been a better time to start a creative career. Here’s how Falmouth will help you on the road to success.

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How to Apply

Find out more about what we're looking for and how to apply here.

Students enjoy the sunshine on Praa Sands beach.

This is the Life

Who better to ask about student life in Falmouth and Penryn than our own students and graduates? Here’s what they said.

Briony Allen, BA(Hons) 3D Design

Briony Allen

BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design

Briony designs graphics for F1 racing team Lotus Renault GP, including on-car visuals

Matthew Rogers, BA(Hons) Broadcasting

Matthew Rogers

BA(Hons) Digital Media

Matthew is station manager at The Source FM, the community radio station he helped set up

Christine Pigott, MA Television Production

Our Student Community

Our international student community makes for an exciting learning environment, which extends the cultural vision of our graduates.

Omari McCarthy, Study China visit

Cultural Learning

Encouraging our students to study abroad is vitally important. A trip like Study China offers the educational and cultural experience of a lifetime.