...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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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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Craig Oldham

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Craig is employed by Music, an independent creative agency with a slew of awards

Our graduates tell us why they chose Falmouth

In their own words...

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

Drawing by Sophie Hawkins, BA(Hons) Fashion Design

Sophie Hawkins

BA(Hons) Fashion Design

A Co-operative Bank ethical award winner, Sophie now helps market iconic brand Clarks Originals


Vital Statistics

Top 20

Falmouth University listed at 14 in the Sunday Times 'Top 20 for Media'

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Shooting the prospectus cover

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.

Professor Anne Carlisle
Vice-Chancellor, Falmouth University

Latest Tweet

BA(Hons) Animation & Visual Effects graduate, Karolina Glusiec, won 2 awards for her first animated film. t.co/XYUEMV1XaQ

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Building the interactive prospectus

Your Falmouth: building the interactive prospectus

Final year work by Chloe Reynolds, BA(Hons) Fashion Design

Chloe Reynolds
BA(Hons) Fashion Design

Chloe's graduate collection was installed as a window display for the launch of Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford in September 2011.

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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Hew Locke

BA(Hons) Fine Art

An internationally renowned artist, Hew has exhibited at Tate Britain and the V&A

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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

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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Joe Barnes

BA(Hons) Journalism

2003 graduate Joe became editor of FHM in 2011

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.

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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.

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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

Stacey Dix, BA(Hons) 3D Design

Stacey Dix

BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design

Hamleys created a special role for Stacey as the first in-house designer in their 250-year history

Luke Hayes

Luke Hayes

BA(Hons) Photography

Luke is a freelance photographer specialising in architecture and design.

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