...to the start of your creative career. Welcome to Falmouth University. 
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

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Chris Sayer

BA(Hons) Journalism

Chris became a staff writer at FRONT magazine less than year after graduating

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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

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

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Katharina Walsh

BA(Hons) Theatre

Katharina is part of theatre company Massive Owl, who won the Judge's Award for Devised Theatre at the National Student Drama Festival


Vital Statistics

Sunday Times League Table

Falmouth's ranking in the Sunday Times 2011 Subject Tables for Art & Design

Building the interactive prospectus

Your Falmouth: building the interactive prospectus

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

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Video of the Goonhilly photo shoot

Shooting the prospectus cover

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.

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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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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Karolina Glusiec

BA(Hons) Animation & Visual Effects

Karolina's first animated film won two awards at the Off Jak Goraco Independent Film Festival

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Jenny Welwert Gil

BA(Hons) Fashion Design

Jenny is an independent designer and founder of ethical, fairtrade fashion label EntreMares

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.

Eyes for Gertrude

Eyes for Gertrude

BA(Hons) Music

The band Eyes for Gertrude is now being produced by top producer Ben Mink (k.d.lang)

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

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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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Jethro Macey

BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design

Jethro runs his own design practice, working with clients including Liberty, Urban Outfitters and the Design Museum