About Us

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About Falmouth University

Creative. Connected. Courageous.

With more than 120 years' experience, professional facilities, teaching excellence, peerless connections and a vibrant creative community, we’re not afraid to do things differently. At Falmouth University, we’re re-thinking the shape of higher education and delivering impactful research and knowledge exchange. 

Creative

One of the most valuable commodities in the future economy, our focus on creativity means students, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators shape the world with out-of-the-box thinking.

Connected

With industry links spanning the globe, we're a hub not just of creative innovation, but a place that celebrates and supports collaboration and transdisciplinary work with real reach.

Courageous

We're committed to pushing the limits of traditional boundaries and disciplines, meaning we’re working boldly, differently and disruptively to bring about new ideas, new ways of thinking and doing.

 

Harnessing creativity for the future economy

Virtual reality. Green energy. Culture-shifting content. Nothing in this world has ever been achieved without an injection of creativity – it's what we call the Creative Bridge.  

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Doing it for real

Our industry connections, professional facilities, in-house agencies and challenge-led approach to teaching mean our students are doing it for real from day one. 

We’re proud to work with some of the finest minds in their respective fields, and our students get to work with them too. Whether it’s paid opportunities through our Employability Service, an international placement or our programme of guest lecturers, we empower our students to carve out successful, entrepreneurial careers by giving them a head start in industry. 

We know that in today’s workplace it’s important to be flexible. So in addition to our on-campus portfolio of degrees, we also offer online undergraduate and postgraduate courses that can be completed anywhere in the world and fitted around a career or other responsibilities.

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Enys Men Woman

Rolling Stone rates Falmouth-produced horror in top 5 films

19 December 2023

Mark Jenkin's 'Enys Men' lands fourth place in Rolling Stone's '10 Best Horror Movies of 2023' list.

Rolling Stone rates Falmouth-produced horror in top 5 films
Red Herring
Red Herring

Falmouth student wins Best UK Feature at Raindance Film Festival for his work on ‘Red Herring’

27 November 2023

Red Herring, directed by Kit Vincent, tells the story of the director’s discovery of a late-stage ...

Falmouth student wins Best UK Feature at Raindance Film Festival for his work on ‘Red Herring’
Comedy writing student Kayleigh Jones performing on stage
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Comedy Writing student lands script commission for Legoland

22 November 2023

A second year Comedy Writing MA (Online) student has been commissioned by Merlin Entertainment to wr...

Comedy Writing student lands script commission for Legoland
Image from Middle Watch Animation with list of festivals and award wins including BAFTA nomination
Middle Watch Festivals and Awards

BAFTA shortlisted ‘Middle Watch’ wins Best Animated Film award

17 November 2023

The BAFTA shortlisted film Middle Watch, created with Falmouth Animation BA(Hons) alumni, students a...

BAFTA shortlisted ‘Middle Watch’ wins Best Animated Film award
Falmouth University Journalism student reporting for BBC from Mousehole AFC
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Image credit: Jonah Holmes

Going live on the BBC: Journalism student on track for a career as a sports pundit

08 November 2023

A third-year Journalism BA(Hons) student at Falmouth University's School of Communication has secure...

Going live on the BBC: Journalism student on track for a career as a sports pundit
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ATTUNE animation

ATTUNE x Aardman Animations: New video focuses on young people's mental health

10 October 2023

In recognition of World Mental Health Day 2023, young participants of ATTUNE have released a video h...

ATTUNE x Aardman Animations: New video focuses on young people's mental health
'The Floater' - a surfboard made from sewage for Surfers Against Sewage campaign
The Floater - Sufers Against Sewage

How a crap campaign helped Surfers Against Sewage tackle pollution profiteering

18 August 2023

Head of Advertising Dr Cui Su speaks to Creative Advertising graduate Jake Smith about his recent ca...

How a crap campaign helped Surfers Against Sewage tackle pollution profiteering
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Creative Advertising students tackle taboos in Healthy Relationships campaign

20 July 2023

Students produce hard-hitting awareness campaign encouraging healthy relationships.

Creative Advertising students tackle taboos in Healthy Relationships campaign
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Interior Design industry partners day

Interior Design students showcase portfolios to industry experts

06 July 2023

Interior Design students connect with potential employers at industry partners day.

Interior Design students showcase portfolios to industry experts
Indie Game Development online tutor Matt Osbond
Matt Osbond

An interview with Matt Osbond: Principal Technical Art Director at Xbox

20 March 2023

Matt Osbond is no stranger to legendary game franchises. Having worked as a Technical Artist on awar...

An interview with Matt Osbond: Principal Technical Art Director at Xbox
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The Golden Dregs

Benjamin Woods on his Cornwall-born music project The Golden Dregs

15 March 2023

We recently chatted to Falmouth graduate Benjamin Woods about his new album On Grace & Dignity, the ...

Benjamin Woods on his Cornwall-born music project The Golden Dregs
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Robotics students listening to lecturer

Students champion accessibility in Design the Change Competition

14 March 2023

As part of the Design the Change Competition, a team of Falmouth students are developing products to...

Students champion accessibility in Design the Change Competition

Research & Knowledge Exchange

Our researchers work in an environment of Open Innovation to address the grand challenges of our age. This way of working encourages us to operate across disciplines, share ideas, stimulate invention and engage in entrepreneurial activities. It recognises that ideas come from many different sources and that we need to co-operate with partners from different sectors, with other businesses, markets and end-users.

Research & Knowledge Exchange
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Collaborating beyond boundaries

We believe collaboration is the catalyst for innovation and cultivating successful careers. That’s why we place an emphasis on working with peers, across disciplines and often hand-in-hand with industry partners.

Whether it’s alumni sharing professional opportunities with students, online learners connecting with the on-campus community or distinct disciplines colliding to create the unimaginable, tapping into our eclectic global community keeps us pushing beyond the realms of possibility.  

We’re also committed to being an anchor institution in Cornwall and driving the growth of the regional economy. That means ensuring we’re working closely and strategically with Cornwall Council, the Local Enterprise Partnership and other local partners and industry. Visit our Working with Business page to find out how we're connecting with business and fuelling Cornwall's economy.

Working with business

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Sports hall exterior building

Falmouth University joins £5m research collaboration to tackle health inequalities

06 December 2023

Falmouth University joins Exeter University, Plymouth University and Cornwall Council in £5m resear...

Falmouth University joins £5m research collaboration to tackle health inequalities
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Enys Men Live Score

Introducing: The Cornish Sound Unit (a music project by Mark Jenkin & Dion Star)

06 December 2023

Mark Jenkin and Dion Star perform Enys Men live score as The Cornish Sound Unit.

Introducing: The Cornish Sound Unit (a music project by Mark Jenkin & Dion Star)
Rowan Corlett
Rowan Corlett

Illustration alumni and artist designs Christmas stamps for Isle of Man Post Office

04 December 2023

Rowan Corlett, an artist and BA(Hons) Illustration graduate, has designed and produced a series of C...

Illustration alumni and artist designs Christmas stamps for Isle of Man Post Office
Dr Jem Mackay using an Avid S6 mixing desk to produce sound for films
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Creative collaboration expert Dr Jem Mackay on its power in filmmaking

20 November 2023

Dr Jem Mackay, course leader for Falmouth’s Film & Television (Online) MA, is a filmmaker and arti...

Creative collaboration expert Dr Jem Mackay on its power in filmmaking
Image from Middle Watch Animation with list of festivals and award wins including BAFTA nomination
Middle Watch Festivals and Awards

BAFTA shortlisted ‘Middle Watch’ wins Best Animated Film award

17 November 2023

The BAFTA shortlisted film Middle Watch, created with Falmouth Animation BA(Hons) alumni, students a...

BAFTA shortlisted ‘Middle Watch’ wins Best Animated Film award
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Game On! BBC Children in Need

Falmouth University’s gaming community to join live ‘Game On!’ fundraiser for BBC Children in Need

10 November 2023

Gaming and esports enthusiasts from Falmouth University are joining forces to take part in 'Game On!...

Falmouth University’s gaming community to join live ‘Game On!’ fundraiser for BBC Children in Need
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WRAP x FTI

Students deliver fashion show in collaboration with WRAP for Anthropy 2023

03 November 2023

Fashion students have collaborated with WRAP to produce a sustainability focused fashion show for An...

Students deliver fashion show in collaboration with WRAP for Anthropy 2023
WoolBox Cooler (designed by Falmouth University graduate) on a beach
WoolBox

Falmouth University students and alumni win big at Creative Conscience Awards 2023

11 October 2023

The awards cement our reputation for championing ethical and sustainable practices.

Falmouth University students and alumni win big at Creative Conscience Awards 2023
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Help! I Think I'm A Nationalist

Photo credit: Steve Tanner

'Help! I Think I'm a Nationalist': Show directed by Falmouth lecturer scores 5-star reviews

03 October 2023

A critically acclaimed show directed by senior lecturer Agnieszka Blonska and written and performed ...

'Help! I Think I'm a Nationalist': Show directed by Falmouth lecturer scores 5-star reviews
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Penryn Campus

Civic University Agreement signed for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

27 September 2023

Falmouth University and the University of Exeter have signed a Civic University Agreement with Cornw...

Civic University Agreement signed for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Working for Falmouth

We are passionate about ideas and innovation. Our approach is rooted in collaboration and transdisciplinary working, believing that only together can we deliver the bold thinking that will solve the most complex issues of our time. Find out more about joining our talented community.

Work with us
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Strategy

Meet our Chancellor Dawn French

Our Chancellor, Dawn French, is a pioneering artist, award-winning actor, comedian and bestselling novelist. Her career spans television, film, theatre and writing and includes seven BAFTA nominations and a BAFTA Fellowship. She was announced as Chancellor in 2014 and is committed to being a part of Falmouth life. She likes to be known as the Queen of Falmouth University and has attended every graduation since her instalment, meeting and congratulating every graduate as they receive their degree.

Dawn French Chancellor portrait 2022

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Sustainability at Falmouth

As an educational institution we're committed to operating in ways that are environmentally consciou...

Sustainability at Falmouth
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Falmouth view from water

Economic Impact Report

We commissioned an independent report to assess Falmouth University's contribution to Cornwall and t...

Economic Impact Report
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Be proud of who you are

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

At Falmouth University we believe that positively engaging with equality, diversity and inclusion me...

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
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Falmouth campus comms building

Falmouth Campus

Subtropical gardens and light-flooded studios make Falmouth Campus a haven for creative practice. ...

Falmouth Campus
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Two students walking on Penryn Campus

Penryn Campus

Penryn Campus’s architectural innovation, outstanding facilities and state-of-the-art technology m...

Penryn Campus