...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

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

Our graduates tell us why they chose Falmouth

In their own words...

Rebecca D'Andrea, BA(Hons) Choreography

Rebecca D'Andrea

BA(Hons) Choreography

Rebecca’s work in dance, film, video and community projects has taken her to Italy, Egypt and India

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

50+ International Partnerships

International partnerships Falmouth has in place, spanning 28 countries and including 57 Bilateral Agreements with institutions across four continents

Building the interactive prospectus

Your Falmouth: building the interactive prospectus

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

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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.

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

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

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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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Mary Edwards

BA(Hons) Textile Design

2009 graduate Mary is now a junior designer for Mulberry Home at GP & J Baker

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.

Alex Turvey, BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Alex Turvey

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Alex is a sought-after designer and director with clients including MTV, Levi’s, Nike and Oxfam

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

Will Kinchin, BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Will Kinchin

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

2008 graduate Will now works for brand communications consultancy, Purpose

The Klezbians, BA(Hons) Music

The Klezbians

BA(Hons) Music

This award-winning band performed at the Royal Albert Hall early on in their course