Online Study

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Creativity knows no bounds

With our online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, you can futureproof your career - or pursue a new profession - in a way that works for you.

Designed from the start to be studied online by our award-winning digital learning team, and with the same expert teaching as our on-campus degrees, our global community of Falmouth creatives are defining the future.

Creativity and innovation are championed in all our online courses. Taught by academic staff with real industry connections who know what it takes to make an impact, you will develop the ability to harness your creativity, giving you an edge in your chosen industry. 

How online study works

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FALMOUTH SCHOOL OF ART FOUNDED

2016

DELIVERING ONLINE STUDY SINCE

Study online with us

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Undergraduate Online Study

Study an online undergraduate degree when and where it suits you. 

Undergraduate Online Study
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Postgraduate Online Study

Step forward in your career with one of our postgraduate online degree courses.

Postgraduate Online Study
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Business & Marketing online 2024

Short Courses

Move ahead in your career, expand your skillset, and explore new topics on our short-courses. ...

Short Courses

Is online study for me?

The creative culture at our core is not confined to our Cornwall campuses; with our online degrees, you can explore your creative potential, your way. Discover more about online study, and how it might be just what you're looking for.   

Is online study for me?
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Apply for an online degree

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Apply for an Online Degree

Find out how to apply for our online undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.

Apply for an Online Degree
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Online Study Funding

Find out how you can fund your online study whether you're studying an undergraduate or postgraduate...

Online Study Funding
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Tuition Fees

Find out the tuition fees for your course, when and how you'll pay them.

Tuition Fees
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Applying with an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Depending on the course you want to study, you can apply with an Accreditation of Prior Learning (AP...

Applying with an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
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Interior Design online 2024

Parents & Carers Guide to Online Study

See how you can support a student considering an online degree at Falmouth.  

Parents & Carers Guide to Online Study

Ask a student

What better way to find out about life at Falmouth University than by asking our current students? 

From course details, to our online community and settling in, our students are ready and available to answer any questions you might have. Simply set up your account, send them a question and they'll get back to you within 24 hours.

Stories from our online students and staff

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Ivana Cicchelli

Image courtesy of Ivana Cicchelli, 2020

The story of a journey: from creating products to creating interiors

28 May 2024

My name is Ivana Cicchelli, and I am a Creative Director. So, why did I choose to dive into studying...

The story of a journey: from creating products to creating interiors
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Meet our online Film & Television community

23 May 2024

At a recent Film & Television in-person event, online study students got the opportunity to meet the...

Meet our online Film & Television community
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Nicola Coplin

Writer and theatre practitioner Nicola Coplin on the power of creative writing

15 May 2024

Nicola Coplin has written, performed and campaigned on environmental issues for over twenty years. S...

Writer and theatre practitioner Nicola Coplin on the power of creative writing
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Helene

Creative Writing online student wins award at Teignmouth Poetry Festival

15 May 2024

Helene Du Mauri, a student on Falmouth’s online BA in Creative Writing, has recently won the 2024 ...

Creative Writing online student wins award at Teignmouth Poetry Festival
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Tove Martens

Graduate Spotlight: Graphic Designer and Educator Tove Martens

10 May 2024

Introducing Tove Martens, a Graphic Design MA (Online) graduate whose time on the course ignited her...

Graduate Spotlight: Graphic Designer and Educator Tove Martens
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Natalie Persoglio

Online Photography student wins Emerging Artist Award at The Photography & Video Show

24 April 2024

Current Photography MA (Online) student Natalie Persoglio has won the 2024 Emerging Artist Award at ...

Online Photography student wins Emerging Artist Award at The Photography & Video Show
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Imaginary Edens/Photos of my Father in ‘Entangled Pasts’, Royal Academy, London, 2024

Mohini Chandra, 'Imaginary Edens/Photos of my Father' in 'Entangled Pasts, 1768-now', Royal Academy, London, 2024

Falmouth artists feature in Royal Academy of Arts exhibition on art, colonialism and change

24 April 2024

Works by esteemed Falmouth alumnus and Fellow Hew Locke OBE and Fine Art MA (Online) Module Leader D...

Falmouth artists feature in Royal Academy of Arts exhibition on art, colonialism and change
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Writing for Script & Screen MA (Online) students learn from Sky Studios' Head of Commissioning in Milan

04 April 2024

Writing for Script & Screen MA (Online) students recently took part in a unique opportunity to learn...

Writing for Script & Screen MA (Online) students learn from Sky Studios' Head of Commissioning in Milan
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How to make it as a screenwriter

21 March 2024

Ever wondered if you have what it takes to make it as a professional screenwriter? Success in the sc...

How to make it as a screenwriter
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Photography graduate selected for PhotoIreland FUTURES programme

20 March 2024

Photography MA (Online) graduate Chris Finnegan has been selected for the PhotoIreland FUTURES progr...

Photography graduate selected for PhotoIreland FUTURES programme
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Zenande, Sinawe, Zinathi and Buhle at Sea Point Pavilion, Cape Town, South Africa.

Zenande, Sinawe, Zinathi and Buhle at Sea Point Pavilion, Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: Michelle Sank

Photography tutor wins Sony World Photography award

18 March 2024

Michelle Sank, a photographer and online tutor on Falmouth’s Photography MA (Online) course, has w...

Photography tutor wins Sony World Photography award
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How my Fine Art practice has transformed through postgraduate online study

14 March 2024

In this article, Fine Art MA (Online) student Andela Tucakovic discusses how studying Fine Art onlin...

How my Fine Art practice has transformed through postgraduate online study
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Dr John Finnegan

Meet Falmouth’s Screenwriting expert Dr John Finnegan

13 March 2024

With over twenty years of experience across the screen industries, award-winning screenwriter and Wr...

Meet Falmouth’s Screenwriting expert Dr John Finnegan
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Hayley Jane Smith Illustration MA OL Graduate

Falmouth Illustration MA Online graduate publishes her first children’s book

28 February 2024

Illustration MA Online graduate Hayley Jane Smith has released her first children’s book Alfie’s...

Falmouth Illustration MA Online graduate publishes her first children’s book
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Studio Haluhalo

Introducing Studio Haluhalo: an inclusive studio from Visual Communication students Pita Santos and JJ Whippey

27 February 2024

Two students on Falmouth’s online Visual Communication BA course have cofounded a studio in Manche...

Introducing Studio Haluhalo: an inclusive studio from Visual Communication students Pita Santos and JJ Whippey
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An interview with Sally Blake, award-winning video game producer and advocate for women in games

26 February 2024

We chatted to Sally Blake, award-winning video game producer and advocate for women in games, about ...

An interview with Sally Blake, award-winning video game producer and advocate for women in games
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Female Pilot Club

Comedy Writing graduates take flight in the Female Pilot Club Comedy Showcase

15 February 2024

Two Falmouth Comedy Writing MA (Online) graduates have caught the attention of the judges in this ye...

Comedy Writing graduates take flight in the Female Pilot Club Comedy Showcase
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Meet our sustainable fashion community

Meet our Sustainable Fashion online community

12 February 2024

Since its launch in 2022, Falmouth's Sustainable Fashion MA (Online) community has been going from ...

Meet our Sustainable Fashion online community
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Graduate Spotlight: UX Designer Paul Phillips

02 February 2024

Since completing his online master’s degree with Falmouth University in 2023, Paul Phillips has la...

Graduate Spotlight: UX Designer Paul Phillips
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Lucy Morris

Why I chose to study a Photography degree online

18 January 2024

Photography BA(Hons) (Online) student Lucy talks about how joining Falmouth's online community is he...

Why I chose to study a Photography degree online
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Top 5 sustainable fashion publications and podcasts

09 January 2024

With increasing evidence suggesting the fashion industry plays a significant role in global heating,...

Top 5 sustainable fashion publications and podcasts
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Georgi Tsaklev

Indie Game Development graduate debuts innovative product on Unity Asset Store

07 December 2023

Glasgow-based software developer Georgi Tsaklev – a 2023 graduate of Falmouth’s online Indie Gam...

Indie Game Development graduate debuts innovative product on Unity Asset Store
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What it's like being an online student and a full-time parent

06 December 2023

This piece was written by Interior Design BA(Hons) (Online) student Lajeela about her experiences of...

What it's like being an online student and a full-time parent
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Karina Busquets

Meet online Fine Art master's student Karina Busquets

30 November 2023

We visited Fine Art MA (Online) student Karina Busquets at home to chat about her work and how study...

Meet online Fine Art master's student Karina Busquets
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Revolutionising fashion education: Meet Sustainable Fashion student Mitchell Vassie

27 November 2023

Revolutionising fashion education: Meet Sustainable Fashion student Mitchell Vassie
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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
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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
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Jane Pugh

Award-winning filmmaker Jane Pugh on the ‘storytelling impulse’

08 November 2023

School of Film & Television lecturer Jane Pugh is an award-winning screen and stage writer. In this ...

Award-winning filmmaker Jane Pugh on the ‘storytelling impulse’
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The difference between commercial and residential interior design 

06 November 2023

Although both commercial and residential interior design aims to create visually appealing and funct...

The difference between commercial and residential interior design 
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Falmouth course leader Simon Nicholls releases new book based on hit BBC Radio 4 series  

01 November 2023

Simon Nicholls, award-winning TV and audio comedy producer and course leader of Falmouth’s online ...

Falmouth course leader Simon Nicholls releases new book based on hit BBC Radio 4 series  

Frequently asked questions

The design of our online undergraduate degrees at Falmouth means you can access your course content anytime, anywhere, and you can choose to study part-time, making it possible for you to study while working. 

For our Undergraduate degrees, we generally recommend 27 - 33 hours of study per week for our part-time degree, or 40 - 50 for the full-time programme. Post graduate degrees require a commitment of 20-25 hours per week, This depends on your individual learning style and ability. The important thing to remember is that you can complete these hours at a time that suits you; all lectures are recorded and can be replayed at any time, so can fit around working commitments.

All our online undergraduate degrees are accelerated degrees.

An accelerated degree condenses the modules of a traditional undergraduate degree into two years if you study full-time, or three years if you study part-time. That means you'll be working across three study blocks per year, with shorter breaks between each study block rather than a traditional long break over summer. 

Accelerated degrees are a great way to fast-track your studies, progress faster and be ready to join the workplace sooner, while usually saving money on tuition fees and living costs.

All our online postgraduate degrees are part-time, and not accelerated. 

Falmouth’s online degrees have all been designed from the outset to be taught online.  

Advanced learning research underpins their design, and they're delivered through a bespoke virtual learning environment, known as Learn - a platform which has been crafted specifically for online tuition.  

Course materials are released via the virtual learning environment at the end of each week, allowing time to plan your studies for the week ahead. 

Teaching takes place through lectures from practicing professionals. Lectures are pre-recorded and re-watchable, so you won't have to worry about attending them live – it's like ‘learning on-demand’ to suit your schedule.

You will also have the opportunity to attend weekly webinars where you can connect with what's being taught, ask questions and collaborate. Webinars are recorded so you can engage with conversations even if you can't attend at the time they are scheduled.

Wellbeing, accessibility and employability are just some of the ways Falmouth students are supported throughout their time with us, and online students benefit from the same levels of support as on-campus students.  

Our Accessibility and Inclusive Learning team support and advise students with disabilities, health conditions and Specific Learning Differences (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD).  You can access their support as soon as you have accepted your place, and can find their contact details and more information on the Accessibility and Inclusion study hub.

While you're studying, your Tutor will offer regular feedback on your work and be your first point of contact for any academic queries. You'll also have continual access to technical support, and a Student Advisor who'll be there to answer any general questions you have, help you to access academic and wellbeing support services (like our employability service, RealWORKS) and guide you through your student journey. 

Falmouth’s online degrees are validated and awarded in exactly the same way as those taught on campus, and online students graduate in the same in-person ceremonies as on-campus students. Your degree certificate will not say “online”. 

The difference with our online degrees is that they are designed from the outset to be taught online, by an award-winning team of Learning Designers. Advanced research underpins their design, and they're delivered through a bespoke virtual learning environment, known as Learn - a platform which has been crafted specifically for online tuition.  

You have the option to apply via UCAS or directly with us, depending on the course you choose and your level of education or professional experience. Find out the best way for you to apply for your chosen online degree. 

Chat to us

You can submit our simple online form and a Course Advisor will get in touch with you. They'll be able to answers questions about how you'll study, what to expect from the course, and the next step to take on your application journey.

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