...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

Matthew Rogers, BA(Hons) Broadcasting

Matthew Rogers

BA(Hons) Digital Media

Matthew is station manager at The Source FM, the community radio station he helped set up

Charlie Minnion

Charlie Minnion

Animation graduate Charlie Minnion on why Falmouth makes him tick...

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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David Taylor

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

2010 graduate David got a job with design agency Smith & Milton after a placement with them


Vital Statistics

£20 Million Funding

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

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Shooting the prospectus cover

Azi is a television producer and reporter who has worked on the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Football Italia and World Rally Championship. She is currently a MotoGP pit-lane reporter for the BBC.

Azi Farni
BA(Hons) Broadcasting

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Building the interactive prospectus

Your Falmouth: building the interactive prospectus

Painting by Katie Sims, BA(Hons) Fine Art

Katie Sims
BA(Hons) Fine Art

Graduating from Falmouth in 2010, Katie won the Midas Award and was shortlisted for the coveted Saatchi/Channel 4 New Sensations Award.

Christine Pigott

International Study

Students come from all over the world to study with us. Find out more about what attracted them to Falmouth.

Tom Raffield, BA(Hons) 3D Design

Tom Raffield

BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design

Tom’s pioneering steam-bending technique for wood has gained him clients from Brad Pitt to Liberty

Christine Pigott, MA Television Production

Our Student Community

Our international student community makes for an exciting learning environment, which extends the cultural vision of our graduates.

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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Leong Darren Abriel

BA(Hons) Creative Advertising

Leong graduated in 2011 and is now working at leading international advertising agency, Ogilvy

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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.

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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

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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

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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Christine Borch

BA(Hons) Choreography

Christine lives in Berlin, where she performs and records with her band, Chastity, and works on solo dance projects