...to the start of your creative career. 
Welcome to Falmouth University's 2014 interactive undergraduate prospectus. 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.


I knew my time at university would have to be self-funded and my employer allowed me to rearrange my hours to accommodate my studies. Falmouth had a great reputation and offered the course I was interested in, so I didn’t feel like I needed to move away when everything I wanted was so close to home.

Tom Craze
BA(Hons) English with Creative Writing

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Klaus Kruse

BA(Hons) Theatre

Klaus is co-founder of Living Structures, an acclaimed collective that has toured throughout Europe

Charlotte Jackman, BA(Hons) Fine Art

Charlotte Jackman

BA(Hons) Fine Art

2011 graduate Charlotte’s work has already been exhibited widely from London to Mumbai

Our graduates tell us why they chose Falmouth

In their own words...

Alasdair Lindsay, BA(Hons) Fine Art

Alasdair Lindsay

BA(Hons) Fine Art

Leading light of the Cornish art scene, Alasdair exhibits across Cornwall and nationally

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Chris Sayer

BA(Hons) Journalism

Chris became a staff writer at FRONT magazine less than year after graduating


Vital Statistics

100 MBPS

Speed of Next Generation Broadband in Mbps to be rolled out across Cornwall by 2014, part of a £132 million investment by BT and the EU to give the county early access to world-class communication technologies

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

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Shooting the prospectus cover

Ed Smith, BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography

Ed Smith
BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography

"Press & Editorial Photography at Falmouth promotes a very practical approach, with a focus on allowing students to explore their individual passions within the industry. The course pushes its students to strive for high standards, reflected throughout the work of all year groups."

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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Nick Radford

BA(Hons) Illustration

Nick combines two careers, as an in-demand illustrator and a critically acclaimed musician

Will Kinchin, BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Will Kinchin

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

2008 graduate Will now works for brand communications consultancy, Purpose

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

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Global Workplace

Our global approach to work placements means our students can learn direct from the international creative industries.

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.

Student on the Woodlane Campus

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.

Ben Cridland, BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Ben Cridland

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Ben won prestigious awards whilst at Falmouth and now works as a graphic designer for Dyson

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Kate Sicolo

BA(Hons) English

Kate is the Intercom Trust's first anti-bullying and homophobia officer

Andrew Meredith, BA(Hons) Photography

Andrew Meredith

BA(Hons) Photography

Shooting the cover of a Kayne West album is just one of Andrew's impressive assignments

Superstition Mountain by o-region

Simon Harvey

BA(Hons) Theatre

Simon is artistic director of Cornwall’s o-region, and has also produced two feature films