...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.


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

Professor Anne Carlisle
Vice-Chancellor, Falmouth University

Andrew Gadd, BA(Hons) Fine Art

Andrew Gadd

BA(Hons) Fine Art

Andrew is an internationally renowned artist exhibiting at some of the world’s most prestigious galleries

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Kate Sicolo

BA(Hons) English

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

Our graduates tell us why they chose Falmouth

In their own words...

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Klaus Kruse

BA(Hons) Theatre

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

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


Vital Statistics


Invested into world-class facilities used by Falmouth students since 2004. Part funded by the ERDF.

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Shooting the prospectus cover

Lily has been involved in concept development for Adidas, won a GORE-TEX jacket design competition and had been listed in Drapers Magazine's 'Next Generation'. She is currently works as a designer for major UK sportswear brand Umbro.

Lily Rice
BA(Hons) Performance Sportswear Design

Latest Tweet

Our BA(Hons) Theatre course works with Kneehigh Theatre, Blast Theory and Arnolfini, to name a few! #Curtainup

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Building the interactive prospectus

Your Falmouth: building the interactive prospectus

Joni Erin Brown, BA(Hons) Choreography

Joni Erin Brown
BA(Hons) Choreography

Joni choreographed and performed in the Falmouth arm of the Global Water Dances initiative, which saw 20 countries worldwide create and perform dance inspired by water.

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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Joe Doldon

BA(Hons) Fine Art

Joe won the prestigious Title Art Prize 2011, awarded to exciting contemporary artists in the early stages of their career

Andy Wyatt at Hangzhou Foreign Language School

Leading the Field

Falmouth experts are increasingly in demand, to share their insight on the international stage.

Isolde Jaspard Mandy, BA(Hons) Textile Design

Isolde Jaspard Mandy

BA(Hons) Textile Design

Isolde works for Vanderhurd, a bespoke rug and fabric company

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Katharine Morling

BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts

Ceramicist Katharine won first prize at the World Crafts Council European Triennial for Ceramics and Glass

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.

Academy for Innovation & Research - Architect's impression

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.

Tacita Dean, BA(Hons) Fine Art

Tacita Dean

BA(Hons) Fine Art

A Turner Prize nominee, Tacita is one of the select few to exhibit in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

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

Beatrice Jarvis, BA(Hons) Choreography

Beatrice Jarvis

BA(Hons) Choreography

Beatrice is a curator and choreographer who has worked at Frieze, Zoo and Jerwood Space

Tim Shaw, BA(Hons) Fine Art

Tim Shaw

BA(Hons) Fine Art

“A sculptor that can trounce the lot of them”, Tim’s work has won him accolades and awards worldwide