Why you should study at Falmouth

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120

years of creative innovation

We're empowering next gen creatives

As a Falmouth student, you’ll be challenged to think differently, break the mould and push the limits of possibility.  

Whether you study online or from our campuses in Cornwall, you’ll connect with industry, collaborate with students across the University and learn the professional skills to make a real impact when you graduate.

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ArtsCentre 50 Years of Creativity 02 Spring 2024

Fri 23 Feb 2024

Networking from 17:30, event starts at 18:30

50 Years of Creativity

In-person

Animator, director and producer Peter Lord OBE is also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Aardman, ...

50 Years of Creativity
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ArtsCentre SU Showcase 2024 Spring 2024

Sat 24 Feb 2024

Doors open 19:15, performance starts at 19:30

SU Performing Arts Showcase 2024

In-person

Come and support The Falmouth and Exeter Students' Union performing arts societies as they showcase ...

SU Performing Arts Showcase 2024
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Open day father daughter art illustration exhibition

Wed 28 Feb 2024

17:30 - 18:30

Parents & Carers: Student Finance Webinar

Online

In this session we’ll break it down for you, give a clear overview of how the system works for UK ...

Parents & Carers: Student Finance Webinar
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Wed 28 Feb 2024

18:00 - 19:00

Virtual Open Event: Postgraduate Online

Online

Join our friendly Course Advisors to find out how you can create and innovate from anywhere in the w...

Virtual Open Event: Postgraduate Online
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Thu 29 Feb 2024

09:30 - 13:00

Social Media Mastery: Engaging Your Audience and Crafting Impactful Content

In-person

Welcome to the start of dedicated business support sessions from Falmouth University: the Launchpad ...

Social Media Mastery: Engaging Your Audience and Crafting Impactful Content
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ArtsCentre Mapdance 2024 Holding Image Spring 2024

Sat 02 Mar 2024

Doors open 19:15, performance starts at 19:30

Mapdance 2024

In-person

The University of Chichester’s MA touring company, mapdance 2023, offers an enticingly varied set ...

Mapdance 2024
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MA Creative Writing

Mon 04 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

BA Creative Writing (Online) Unibuddy Live chat Q&A

Online

This is an online drop-in Q&A session on 4 March 2024 focusing on application support for the BA Cre...

BA Creative Writing (Online) Unibuddy Live chat Q&A
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Falmouth Business School - Student

Tue 05 Mar 2024

12:30 - 13:30

BSc Business & Marketing (online) Unibuddy Live Chat Q&A

Online

Join this online drop in Q&A session to get your questions answered in a live text session.

BSc Business & Marketing (online) Unibuddy Live Chat Q&A
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Illustration - 2023

Wed 06 Mar 2024

13:00 - 14:00

BA Illustration (Online) Unibuddy Live Chat Q&A

Online

At this online live chat Q&A, get your questions answered by BA Illustration (Online) Course Leader,...

BA Illustration (Online) Unibuddy Live Chat Q&A
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Wed 06 Mar 2024

16:00 - 17:00

Student Finance Webinar

Online

In this session on 6 March 2024 we’ll break it down for you, give a clear overview of how the syst...

Student Finance Webinar
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Camera And Laptop Online

Wed 06 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

BA(Hons) Photography (Online) Unibuddy Live Chat Q&A

Online

At this online live chat Q&A, get your questions answered by the accelerated BA(Hons) Photography (O...

BA(Hons) Photography (Online) Unibuddy Live Chat Q&A
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ArtsCentre Cuban Salsa Course Spring 2024

Wed 06 Mar 2024

Various dates, see below for information

Cuban Salsa Course for Adult Beginners

In-person

Join our 4-week salsa dance course where you'll master the fundamental footwork and rhythms of Cuban...

Cuban Salsa Course for Adult Beginners
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ArtsCentre Comedy Network Brand

Wed 06 Mar 2024

Doors open 20:00, event starts at 20:30

The Comedy Network: Thor Stenhaug, Mary O'Connell & Tom Glover

In-person

Come and unwind after a stressful week at one of our monthly comedy clubs. Gather your friends, grab...

The Comedy Network: Thor Stenhaug, Mary O'Connell & Tom Glover
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Online Study

Thu 07 Mar 2024

13:00 - 14:00

BA Interior Design (online) Unibuddy Live Chat Q&A

Online

Join this online drop in Q&A session to get your questions answered in a live text session.

BA Interior Design (online) Unibuddy Live Chat Q&A
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ArtsCentre May Contain Food Spring 2024

Sat 09 Mar 2024

Doors open 19:15, performance starts at 19:30

Protein: May Contain Food, May Contain You

In-person

Transforming the AMATA Arts Centre into a restaurant, you are invited to bring your own food (someth...

Protein: May Contain Food, May Contain You
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ArtsCentre Pippin Spring 2024

Tue 12 Mar 2024

Various dates, please see event listing

Pippin

In-person

Join us as our troupe of performers, led by the cunning and crafty Leading Players, take you on Pipp...

Pippin
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Tue 12 Mar 2024

16:00 - 17:00

Money Management Masterclass

Online

An online masterclass on how to budget and manage your money effectively while studying at universit...

Money Management Masterclass
Mike Nelson

Tue 12 Mar 2024

17:00 - 19:00

Public talk: Mike Nelson

In-person

Celebrated British artist Mike Nelson will visit Falmouth University to give a talk about his practi...

Public talk: Mike Nelson
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Creative Advertising taster session

Wed 13 Mar 2024

10:00 - 11:00

An introduction to MA Creative Advertising

Online

Discover everything you need to know about our Postgraduate Creative Advertising MA at Falmouth Univ...

An introduction to MA Creative Advertising
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Wed 13 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

Visual Communication BA(Hons) (Online) Unibuddy Live Chat Q&A

Online

At this online live chat Q&A, get your questions answered by BA Visual Communication Course Leader, ...

Visual Communication BA(Hons) (Online) Unibuddy Live Chat Q&A
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ArtsCentre Rough Girls Spring 2024

Wed 13 Mar 2024

Various dates, please see event listing

Rough Girls

In-person

This is the untold story of the Belfast women who stepped onto a pitch in society-shocking shorts an...

Rough Girls
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Fine Art student working desk behind

Thu 14 Mar 2024

12:30 - 13:30

An Introduction to MA Fine Art

Online

Discover everything you need to know about our Postgraduate Fine Art MA at Falmouth University. 

An Introduction to MA Fine Art
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ArtsCentre Behavioural Science Workshop Spring 2024

Fri 15 Mar 2024

13:00 - 16:00

Behavioural Science Workshop for Businesses

In-person

In this workshop, you'll be introduced to insights and frameworks from Behavioural Science (BeSci) a...

Behavioural Science Workshop for Businesses
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ArtsCentre Rory Sutherland Spring 2024

Fri 15 Mar 2024

Doors open 17:50, event starts at 18:00

Rory Sutherland Public Guest Lecture

In-person

Discover how businesses can triumph by tapping into behavioural science principles and a better unde...

Rory Sutherland Public Guest Lecture
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Business & Marketing online 2024

Mon 18 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA Marketing and Digital Communications (Online) Course Overview

Online

Discover everything you need to know about MA Marketing and Digital Communications (Online). 

MA Marketing and Digital Communications (Online) Course Overview
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Mon 18 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA Film & Television (Online) Course Overview

Online

Discover everything you need to know about MA Film & Television (Online) with Falmouth University. 

MA Film & Television (Online) Course Overview
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Comedy Writing Ma 2022

Tue 19 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA Comedy Writing - Course Overview and Live Q&A

Online

Discover everything you need to know about MA Comedy Writing (Online) at Falmouth University. 

MA Comedy Writing - Course Overview and Live Q&A
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Work by Ella Squirrel

Tue 19 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA Fine Art (Online) Course Overview and Live Q&A

Online

Discover everything you need to know about MA Fine Art (Online) at Falmouth University.

MA Fine Art (Online) Course Overview and Live Q&A
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User Experience Design Ma 2022

Tue 19 Mar 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA User Experience Design (Online) Course Overview

Online

Discover everything you need to know about MA User Experience Design (Online) with Falmouth Universi...

MA User Experience Design (Online) Course Overview
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ArtsCentre Air Pump Spring 2024

Tue 19 Mar 2024

Various dates, please see event listing

An Experiment With An Air Pump

In-person

An Experiment with an Air Pump was joint recipient of the 1997 Margaret Ramsay Award and premiered a...

An Experiment With An Air Pump

Why should you study with us?

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We're creative

For over 120 years, we've been steering the course of the creative industries, and beyond.

Creative thinking is vital in all areas of the future economy - from fine art to robotics, events management to marketing.

It's the key to unlocking new innovations, finding solutions to global challenges and engaging people to think, act and feel differently.

Students at Falmouth are given the freedom, support and professional experiences to make their creativity count.

Whether you study ComputingArchitecture or Business, we'll empower you to question the way things are, find innovative solutions and establish your own unique voice in your field. 

With an abundance of creative minds working across a huge range of disciplines, our online and on-campus students fuel each other to push the limits of what creativity can do.

See creativity in everything

We're connected

We're proud to create exciting opportunities for our students through our industry connections and dedication to mirroring professional practice.

Our students get to connect with industry by tackling live briefs from real clients, working for in-house agencies and hearing from sector leaders through our incredible guest lecture line-up. Our Employability service also supports industry links through career-shaping internships and events. 

Whichever course you study, you’ll also be encouraged to tap into skills across the University to propel your learning and your portfolio. On-campus students also get to play outside of their primary discipline through our University-wide Workshops Festivals.

While learning your craft from expert staff and amazing guest speakers, you'll also gain vital business skills. From understanding how the industry works to learning how to market your talent, professional practice modules will help you make a real impact when you graduate.

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We're courageous

We're supporting our students to become courageous and conscientious creatives.  

We're re-thinking the shape of higher education so our students are ready to make a real difference when they graduate. 

You'll be challenged to experiment and take risks, with the support of our amazing academic and technical staff. Because nothing new has ever been created by playing it safe. 

Our lecturers teach by example. Whether through their practice or inspirational research projects, they're paving the way for innovation and change across a range of sectors. 

They'll support you to question the fundamentals of your field, too. Across our courses, you'll consider the social, environmental and cultural impacts and of your practice. 

We're proud to see our graduates taking this courageous attitude into industry and using their creativity for good.

Meet our graduates

Professional-standard facilities

Our on-campus facilities and spaces are carefully designed and developed with professional consultation to ensure that you're more than equipped to succeed in your chosen profession.

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Inspiring environment

Cornwall has been inspiring creatives, innovators and entrepreneurs for centuries.  Today, our on-campus students enjoy the county's rare balance of laid-back surf-side lifestyle and a maverick spirit that's pushing for a better, bolder, more connected future.

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The latest news from our community

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Swanpool beach framed by trees

Joining clubs and societies at Falmouth

22 February 2024

There are so many different activities to get involved in, here in Falmouth! Don’t let the fact th...

Joining clubs and societies at Falmouth
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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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The Afterglow of Ragnarok

New music videos for Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson produced by Falmouth lecturers, alumni and students

15 February 2024

School of Film & Television Associate Lecturer Ryan Mackfall has directed two new music videos for r...

New music videos for Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson produced by Falmouth lecturers, alumni and students
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“Love will have its sacrifices”: Falmouth lecturer releases new book exploring tales of dark romance

13 February 2024

School of Communication lecturer Dr Jo Parsons has released an anthology titled 'Doomed Romances: St...

“Love will have its sacrifices”: Falmouth lecturer releases new book exploring tales of dark romance
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The Best Things About Studying at Falmouth

12 February 2024

Being at university is a unique experience, it can feel as if it’s going past you in the blink of ...

The Best Things About Studying at Falmouth
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The Stannary and Refectory

Clubs, Societies and Student Life at Falmouth

12 February 2024

When I was deciding which university to go to, I knew I wanted more than just classes and lectures. ...

Clubs, Societies and Student Life at Falmouth
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Student life paddling and throwing stones on Gylly Beach

My Five Favourite Things About Studying at Falmouth

12 February 2024

In just over a year, Falmouth has become my home. Its beauty, community and endless opportunities ha...

My Five Favourite Things About Studying at Falmouth
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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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Bal maidens, fishwives and carnival queens: meet Fran Rowse’s ‘Cornish Maids’

12 February 2024

Fran Rowse's photography project 'Cornish Maids' is a collection of portraits of Cornwall’s young ...

Bal maidens, fishwives and carnival queens: meet Fran Rowse’s ‘Cornish Maids’
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Calum Heath - Congee Video Shoot

How Illustration graduate Calum Heath established a global freelance career 

07 February 2024

With clients including financial magazine Barron’s, Danish newspaper Weekendavisen and style journ...

How Illustration graduate Calum Heath established a global freelance career 
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Paul Phillips

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

Call for research trial participants in £4m multi-partner project to boost student wellbeing

01 February 2024

Find out how you can participate in the Nurture-U research trials.

Call for research trial participants in £4m multi-partner project to boost student wellbeing
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Eden Sessions, photo by Ben Foster

How can festivals help build a better future?

31 January 2024

Head of Business & Experience Design, Adrian Bossey, shares some key thoughts about how festivals ca...

How can festivals help build a better future?
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Work: Rebecca Barnard

Introducing our Fine Art MA (Online) class of January 2024

30 January 2024

Discover the work and inspirations of our second cohort of online Fine Art master's graduates.

Introducing our Fine Art MA (Online) class of January 2024
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Student life

Relocating to Falmouth from a big city

29 January 2024

Moving from a big city to a seaside town after living in London for most of my life felt a lot smoot...

Relocating to Falmouth from a big city
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Moving from a city to a seaside town

29 January 2024

I’d best describe the shift from living in a city to living in Falmouth, as moving from hustle and...

Moving from a city to a seaside town
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Fashion Photography student taking photo in studio

How you can make industry connections while studying at Falmouth

24 January 2024

Moving to a University that is based in a small seaside town, such as Falmouth, may leave you wonder...

How you can make industry connections while studying at Falmouth
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Explore the best winter surf spots in Cornwall with Fried Sundays

24 January 2024

Illustration BA(Hons) graduate and Fried Sundays founder Abby Mundell shares her best winter surf sp...

Explore the best winter surf spots in Cornwall with Fried Sundays
Team photo on the set of Trengellick Rising by Guy Potter

A new era of filmmaking? Guy Potter on working with Falmouth film talent to produce his debut film

24 January 2024

'Trengellick Rising' is the the world's first hand-processed Cornish language film.

A new era of filmmaking? Guy Potter on working with Falmouth film talent to produce his debut film
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Building industry connections while studying at Falmouth

24 January 2024

As a student, making industry connections is so important and throughout my time at Falmouth Univers...

Building industry connections while studying at Falmouth

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Explore all our online and on-campus undergraduate and postgraduate degrees on our Study page. 

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Find out what it's really like to study with Falmouth University by chatting to our current students. Click below to strike up a conversation. 

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