Welcome...

...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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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.

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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

Richard Child, BA(Hons) 3D Design

Richard Child

BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design

3D Design graduate Richard now works in R&D in the medical and healthcare sector

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Lily Rice

BA(Hons) Performance Sportswear Design

Lily graduated in 2010 and now works as a designer for UK sportswear brand Umbro

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Our graduates tell us why they chose Falmouth

In their own words...

Richard Davies, BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Richard Davies

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Rich works for Bartle Bogle Hegarty, one of the world’s leading advertising agencies

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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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Vital Statistics

£20 Million Funding

Awarded to university education in Cornwall by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) over the next decade

Building the interactive prospectus

Your Falmouth: building the interactive prospectus

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

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Shooting the prospectus cover

Painting by Alasdair Lindsay

Above Marazion by Alasdair Lindsay
BA(Hons) Fine Art

Alasdair's paintings and prints have been commissioned for permanent display on the Cunard Liner Queen Mary II

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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Hugo Mills

Hugo Mills

BA(Hons) Fashion Design

Hugo Mills studied the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design followed by a BA(Hons) in Fashion.

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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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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

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Jemma Westing

Jemma Westing

BA(Hons) Illustration

2010 graduate Jemma works as a book designer for Dorling Kindersley

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Media Centre, Tremough Campus

Facilities

Falmouth has everything from traditional tools to state of the art technologies to help you bring your ideas to life.

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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.

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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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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

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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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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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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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