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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Value for Money

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

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Falmouth is one of the few places with a great reputation in the industry, renowned for its original thinking, great ideas and willingness to be different. It just so happens that it’s also in one of the most beautiful and interesting areas of the country, which for me, made it a no-brainer. I didn’t want to study anywhere else.

Dominic Merrit
BA(Hons) Graphic Design

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Kathryn Tyler

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Kathryn’s episode of Grand Designs propelled her interior design business to new heights

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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

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Our graduates tell us why they chose Falmouth

In their own words...

Jemma Westing

Jemma Westing

BA(Hons) Illustration

2010 graduate Jemma works as a book designer for Dorling Kindersley

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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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Vital Statistics

Graduate Entrepreneurs

Falmouth University has five times the national average of self-employed and entrepreneurial graduates

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

Latest Tweet

Starting with us in September? Use our course Facebook groups to connect with other new students. Full list is here: t.co/jo38MRi8qg…

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Shooting the prospectus cover

Leong Darren Abriel, BA(Hons) Advertising

Leong Darren Abriel
BA(Hons) Advertising

“The staff make the whole educational experience worthwhile and memorable. Their approach is one that inspires and empowers you to take action, create and find your voice while having the support and guidance from experienced lecturers.”

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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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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Kate Sicolo

BA(Hons) English

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

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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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Joe Barnes

BA(Hons) Journalism

2003 graduate Joe became editor of FHM in 2011

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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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Natasha Ratcliffe

BA(Hons) Fine Art

Natasha’s Olympic 50p piece designs were chosen by the Royal Mint from over 30,000 entries

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Nicola Robey

Nicola Robey

BA(Hons) English

Nicola has written for the Telegraph, Jamie Magazine and been a columnist for arts website, Ideastap.

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Will Kinchin, BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Will Kinchin

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

2008 graduate Will now works for brand communications consultancy, Purpose

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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

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