...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.


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

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

Still from Submarine by Warp Films

Lucille Sutherland

BA(Hons) Film

2011 graduate Lucille now works as a development assistant at Warp Films

Our graduates tell us why they chose Falmouth

In their own words...

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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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Klaus Kruse

BA(Hons) Theatre

Klaus is co-founder of Living Structures, an acclaimed collective that has toured throughout Europe


Vital Statistics


Invested into world-class facilities used by Falmouth students since 2004. Part funded by the ERDF.

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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

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Building the interactive prospectus

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Light by Tom Raffield

Tom Raffield
BA(Hons) 3D Design

Flock Light won Best Pendant Lamp at the Lighting Design Awards 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.

A-Side Studio

Ross Imms

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Ross and Alex set up A-Side, a design studio in Falmouth with clients from MTV to Sony

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John Aggs

BA(Hons) Illustration

Since graduating, John has worked with Philip Pullman and had his own comic strip in the Guardian

Louise Thomas, BA(Hons) Fine Art

Louise Thomas

BA(Hons) Fine Art

Louise has exhibited in galleries across the world, including in London, Brussels, Dubai and New York

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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.

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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.

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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Global Workplace

Our global approach to work placements means our students can learn direct from the international creative industries.

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

Harry Bartlett

Harry Bartlett

BA(Hons) Fashion Photography

Harry Bartlett is currently studying Fashion Photography at Falmouth and one of the key highlight