The Department of Media at Falmouth has earned a national reputation for developing creative talent – and for good reason. In an industry with a notoriously voracious appetite, we’re committed to helping our students achieve a deeper intellectual, creative and emotional understanding of media in all its forms, priming them to stand out from the crowd.

Our approach to teaching encourages high energy, courage and innovation, sculpting students into accomplished, skilled professionals ready to excel in a competitive marketplace. In a close-knit department boasting a wide range of specialisms, our students foster interdisciplinary collaborations from the start – both within the Media family and across the University’s creative community.

Falmouth was one of the first institutions in the UK to be recognised as a Skillset Media Academy and we continue to lead the way in media education. Our media buildings are packed with the latest in software and kit, and we are constantly updating resources to ensure our students are industry ready – from television and radio studios to photo studios, darkrooms, animation studios, digital post-production studios and even a cinema. Our experienced academic and technical staff are strongly networked within the industry and our active links with leading regional and national media institutions, including galleries, museums, broadcasters, publishers, production companies and film studios, reflect our dedication to preparing students for successful media careers.

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Ashley Grainger, BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography

Ashley Grainger

BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography

2011 graduate Ashley now works for Cartel Photos, Falmouth’s exciting new photographic agency

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Pete Jordi Wood, BA(Hons) Digital Animation

Pete Jordi Wood

BA(Hons) Animation & Visual Effects

Pete's commissioned by Channel 4 to co-write a drama series produced by the makers of Skins

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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

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Tom Dymond, BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography

Tom Dymond

BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography

2010 graduate Tom works for a leading sports agency as their youngest staff photographer

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The Marine & Natural History Photography course at Falmouth is a truly unique degree. It has given me the craft skills, support and inspiration to work towards my goals to become a wildlife photographer and film-maker. This, tied with the facilities and location, guarantees that anyone with a passion for the natural world and photography will find this course invaluable.

James Harwood
BA(Hons) Marine & Natural History Photography

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Charlotte Wadsworth

BA(Hons) Animation & Visual Effects

Charlotte is an assistant producer at Spider Eye, working on an animated show for Disney

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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

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Julian Rodriguez

Julian Rodriguez

Head of the Department of Media

Julian has vast experience as an academic and writer on photography, film and sound arts. He joined Falmouth from the London College of Communication, where he was Dean of the School of Media. He has guided some of the UK’s leading photographers and was instrumental in bringing the Stanley Kubrick Archive to University of the Arts London in 2007. He is currently chair of the board of trustees of Photoworks, the UK’s leading photo agency.

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Skillset-Bridge Building

The new Pre-incubation Programme will support ten recent graduates from the School of Media & Performance to turn their ideas into a business in Cornwall.

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Value for Money

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

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Visiting speaker, Martin Parr

Martin Parr
World-famous Magnum photographer

Guest lectures, workshops and events are an integral part of the Falmouth experience, giving you the opportunity to learn from and interact with top professionals and industry leaders to create a vital link to the world beyond the studio.

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Irfhan Mirza

BA(Hons) Digital Media

Since graduating, Irfhan has worked on various shows including Top Gear and Strictly Come Dancing

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Martin Holland, BA(Hons) Marine & Natural History Photography

Martin Holland

BA(Hons) Marine & Natural History Photography

Martin is a socio-eco entrepreneur, explorer, multimedia professional and rainforest charity founder

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Fern Berresford, BA(Hons) Film

Fern Berresford

BA(Hons) Film

Fern’s award-winning short film was screened at Europe’s Raindance Film Festival

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Luke Hayes

Luke Hayes

BA(Hons) Photography

Luke is a freelance photographer specialising in architecture and design.

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Media Centre, Tremough Campus

Media Centre

Our Media Centre houses a large TV studio with gallery and green room and a well-stocked specialist equipment store with film dollies and over 30 metres of dolly tracking.

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Lucille Sutherland

BA(Hons) Film

2011 graduate Lucille now works as a development assistant at Warp Films

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Ed Smith

BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography

Ed was named in the Magenta Foundation’s top emerging photographers in the UK, Canada and the USA

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We’re encouraged to put our work online – in my case it led to a trip to Cape Town for Saatchi!

Tim Wheatley
BA(Hons) Digital Animation

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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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Expansion of the Library

Expansion in metres squared of the library to build The Exchange, a pioneering new study and library facility open 24 hours a day

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

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Katharina Walsh

BA(Hons) Theatre

Katharina is part of theatre company Massive Owl, who won the Judge's Award for Devised Theatre at the National Student Drama Festival

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