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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Wed 24 Apr 2024

17:30 - 18:30

Parents & Carers: Accommodation Webinar

Online

This session is a great way to find out more about the kinds of accommodation options available as w...

Parents & Carers: Accommodation Webinar
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Visual Communications student work 4

Wed 24 Apr 2024

18:00 - 19:00

BA(Hons) Visual Communication (Online) Taster Session

Online

Join the BA Visual Communication (Online) Taster Session to get an insight into the degree.

BA(Hons) Visual Communication (Online) Taster Session
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Indie Game Controllers

Thu 25 Apr 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA Indie Game Development (Online) Masterclass

Online

Join our Module Leader, Matty McGrory on this Masterclass, explaining the different roles that come ...

MA Indie Game Development (Online) Masterclass
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Sustainable fashion laptop and work

Thu 25 Apr 2024

18:00 - 19:00

MA Sustainable Fashion (Online) Masterclass

Online

Join Sustainable Fashion MA (Online) Module Tutor, Aniela Fidler Wieruszewska, for a Masterclass exp...

MA Sustainable Fashion (Online) Masterclass
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ArtsCentre Kizamba Holding Image Spring 2024

Sat 27 Apr 2024

Performance starts at 19:30

Kizamba

In-person

Kizamba is Cornwall’s premier Latin & Afro-Caribbean good vibes band. Since 2021, these talented m...

Kizamba
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Photography lecturer using camera equipment

Mon 29 Apr 2024

14:00 - 15:00

BA(Hons) Photography (Online) Taster Session

Online

Join the BA(Hons) Photography (Online) Taster Session to get an insight into the degree. 

BA(Hons) Photography (Online) Taster Session
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Comedy Writing Ma 2022

Mon 29 Apr 2024

18:00 - 19:00

Comedy Writing MA (Online) - Masterclass

Online

In this MA Comedy Writing Masterclass, Simon Nicholls will explore comedy character development – ...

Comedy Writing MA (Online) - Masterclass
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Business & Marketing online 2024

Tue 30 Apr 2024

12:00 - 13:00

MA Marketing and Digital Communications (Online) Masterclass

Online

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

MA Marketing and Digital Communications (Online) Masterclass
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Students chatting in Woodlane Campus gardens

Tue 30 Apr 2024

16:00 - 17:00

Employability Support Webinar

Online

Join our online session discussing what employability support there is available at Falmouth Univers...

Employability Support Webinar
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Wed 01 May 2024

09:00 - 10:00

MA Prosthetic Effects Course Overview and Live Q&A

Online

Discover everything you need to know about MA Prosthetic Effects at Falmouth University. 

MA Prosthetic Effects Course Overview and Live Q&A
Theatre & Performance
Theatre & Performance

Wed 01 May 2024

15:00 - 16:00

BA(Hons) Theatre and Performance Masterclass

Online

This session will give you a dynamic insight into our performance training programme including train...

BA(Hons) Theatre and Performance Masterclass
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Robotics student working on project in workshop

Wed 01 May 2024

16:00 - 17:00

Student Finance Webinar

Online

We know that understanding how student loans work can seem intimidating and often off-putting so in ...

Student Finance Webinar
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ArtsCentre Bradley Burchill Summer 2024

Tue 07 May 2024

Doors open 11:50, performance starts at 12:00

Bradley Burchill

In-person

Solo performer Bradley Burchill uses vocals and electric guitar to express his songwriting with raw ...

Bradley Burchill
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ArtsCentre Archie Morris Summer 2024

Tue 07 May 2024

Doors open 13:50, performance starts at 14:00

Archie Morris presents ‘Students Of Sound’ and ‘Silk Talk’

In-person

Entering the world of podcasting and audio entertainment, Archie Morris showcases a highlight reel o...

Archie Morris presents ‘Students Of Sound’ and ‘Silk Talk’
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ArtsCentre Matt Gill Summer 2024

Tue 07 May 2024

Doors open 14:50, performance starts at 15:00

Sailor

In-person

Bringing in the sound of new era Hip Hop Music, through the lens of melodical rap, pushing forwards ...

Sailor
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ArtsCentre Polar Snare Summer 2024

Tue 07 May 2024

Doors open 16:50, performance starts at 17:00

POLAR SNARE

In-person

Discover Falmouth’s Indie Funk Band: Polar Snare.

POLAR SNARE
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ArtsCentre Abigail Macneal Summer 2024

Tue 07 May 2024

Doors open 17:20, performance starts at 17:30

Abby Mac

In-person

Abby Mac is a solo pop singer/songwriter from San Diego, California.

Abby Mac
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Creative Writing online 2024

Tue 07 May 2024

18:00 - 19:00

BA Creative Writing (Online) Taster Session

Online

Join the BA Creative Writing (Online) Taster Session to get an insight into the degree.

BA Creative Writing (Online) Taster Session
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ArtsCentre Adrian Buchelt Summer 2024

Tue 07 May 2024

Doors open 18:50, performance starts at 19:00

[rituals]

In-person

Ethereal nihilistic multi-media installation-performance ritual dance in the abyss between dark and ...

[rituals]
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ArtsCentre Jack Simpson Ben Hope Summer 2024

Tue 07 May 2024

Doors open 20:20, performance starts at 20:30

PJamz Productions – The Portfolio Live

In-person

Witness a live musical collaboration with talented artists PJamz have worked with.

PJamz Productions – The Portfolio Live
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Illustration online 2024

Wed 08 May 2024

12:00 - 13:00

BA Illustration (Online) Taster Session

Online

Join the BA Illustration (online) Taster Session to get an insight into the degree.

BA Illustration (Online) Taster Session
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People & Behaviours

Wed 08 May 2024

12:00 - 13:00

Moving to Falmouth Webinar

Online

Join our webinar to hear from our students about why they chose to move to Falmouth, what it was lik...

Moving to Falmouth Webinar
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Illustration BA(Hons) (Online) in-person event

Wed 08 May 2024

14:00 - 15:00

An introduction to MA Illustration: Authorial Practice

Online

Discover everything you need to know about our Postgraduate Illustration: Authorial Practice MA at F...

An introduction to MA Illustration: Authorial Practice
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ArtsCentre AMATA Building Holding Image Summer 2024

Wed 08 May 2024

Doors open 13:50, performance starts at 14:00

Nikita

In-person

Nikita is a 5-piece post-rock band.

Nikita
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ArtsCentre AMATA Building Holding Image Summer 2024

Wed 08 May 2024

Doors open 14:50, performance starts at 15:00

Berry Challis

In-person

An instrumental blend of genres fronted by guitarist Berry Challis.

Berry Challis
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ArtsCentre Anastasia Broke Summer 2024

Wed 08 May 2024

Doors open 15:50, performance starts at 16:00

ana.steiza

In-person

Anastasija Broka under the pseudonym ana.steiza will be presenting her concept album Along With Time...

ana.steiza
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ArtsCentre AMATA Building Holding Image Summer 2024

Wed 08 May 2024

Doors open 16:50, performance starts at 17:00

VeTa

In-person

VeTa is an ambient experimental audio-visual artist who creates both music and artwork through diffe...

VeTa
The AMATA Arts Centre building on a sunny day
ArtsCentre AMATA Building Holding Image Summer 2024

Wed 08 May 2024

Doors open 17:20, performance starts at 17:30

Charlie’s Ensemble

In-person

A 6-piece soulful RnB band with jazz and funk influences.

Charlie’s Ensemble
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ArtsCentre Rob Harrison Summer 2024

Wed 08 May 2024

Doors open 20:20, performance starts at 20:30

Rob Harrison

In-person

Join me, Skraps, for the telling of a tale of my misunderstood world. Hold on to songs of love, ange...

Rob Harrison
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ArtsCentre AMATA Building Holding Image Summer 2024

Thu 09 May 2024

Playback event starts at 10:30

Guillermo Mena-Gutierrez

In-person

Playback session featuring the work by Guillermo Mena-Gutierrez.

Guillermo Mena-Gutierrez

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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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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Torgeir Rorvik

How Falmouth’s future-focussed approach is inspiring graduate fashion photographer Torgeir Rørvik

24 April 2024

A top award winner in 2022 at Graduate Fashion Week, the world’s largest showcase of BA fashion ta...

How Falmouth’s future-focussed approach is inspiring graduate fashion photographer Torgeir Rørvik

Meet science consultant, broadcaster and ‘insect wrangler’ Dr Tim Cockerill

22 April 2024

As well as a career as an ‘insect wrangler’ in TV and film, Tim is a senior lecturer for Falmout...

Meet science consultant, broadcaster and ‘insect wrangler’ Dr Tim Cockerill
Alexa Rayner

Falmouth student designs latest edition of Petra Collins’ ‘OMG I’m Being Killed’

17 April 2024

Third-year Fashion Photography BA(Hons) student Alexa Rayner has designed the latest edition of Petr...

Falmouth student designs latest edition of Petra Collins’ ‘OMG I’m Being Killed’
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Five Falmouth students made the Grads in Games Search for a Star and Rising Star finals

16 April 2024

Falmouth University Games Academy students Brandon Chadwick, Faith Hamil, Samual Wood, Robert Turner...

Five Falmouth students made the Grads in Games Search for a Star and Rising Star finals

Meet the winners of Falmouth’s annual Dragons’ Den event

11 April 2024

Falmouth University's Employability team recently hosted their annual Dragons’ Den event, showcasi...

Meet the winners of Falmouth’s annual Dragons’ Den event
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How collaboration fuels creativity for our Dance community

10 April 2024

The regular 'Body &' events, run by the Dance & Choreography BA course team, offer students studying...

How collaboration fuels creativity for our Dance community
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Dr Tony Pellicone: my top five favourite games

10 April 2024

One of the simplest joys of loving games is talking about your favourite games – the ones that sta...

Dr Tony Pellicone: my top five favourite games
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Mia Bartram

Falmouth students develop assistive kitchen products in collaboration with the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

05 April 2024

Sustainable Product Design BA(Hons) students working on the Inclusive Design module have developed a...

Falmouth students develop assistive kitchen products in collaboration with the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Creative Writing graduates take their debut play 'Shotgunned' on nationwide tour 

04 April 2024

We caught up with Kangaroo Court founders Joseph and Matt to delve into their debut production 'Shot...

Creative Writing graduates take their debut play 'Shotgunned' on nationwide tour 
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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
Portrait of Falmouth Textile Design BA graduate Beth Somerville
Beth Somerville

Putting the tech into textiles: Meet Falmouth graduate Beth Somerville

03 April 2024

From being named overall winner of New Designers 2023 to being selected for the Chanel and King’s ...

Putting the tech into textiles: Meet Falmouth graduate Beth Somerville
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Why We Photograph Animals - Dr Huw Lewis Jones

‘Why We Photograph Animals’: New book from Associate Professor Dr Huw Lewis-Jones

03 April 2024

'Why We Photograph Animals' is a visual overview of the history and future of animal photography.

‘Why We Photograph Animals’: New book from Associate Professor Dr Huw Lewis-Jones
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Meltdown - Emily June Smith

Meltdown, Emily June Smith

Falmouth student’s photo series unmasks the reality of growing up with Autism and ADHD

02 April 2024

Introducing 'A Dissonant Past Unmasked' by Emily June Smith.

Falmouth student’s photo series unmasks the reality of growing up with Autism and ADHD
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Game Art Survival Of The Cutest - Away From Home Games

Falmouth University makes The Princeton Review list of Top 50 undergraduate schools for Game Design 2024 

28 March 2024

Falmouth has been ranked 17th in The Princeton Review's list of the Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for...

Falmouth University makes The Princeton Review list of Top 50 undergraduate schools for Game Design 2024 
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Living in Maritime Studios

28 March 2024

Choosing where you want to live while at university can be really overwhelming – there are so many...

Living in Maritime Studios
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Elliot Orban

Creative Music Technology graduate joins one of Australia's leading media companies

27 March 2024

Elliot Orban has recently joined Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) as their Assistant Network Operation ...

Creative Music Technology graduate joins one of Australia's leading media companies
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Student Life

Money saving tips: Student life

27 March 2024

It's important to make a monthly budget so you can enjoy your social life at University while also m...

Money saving tips: Student life
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Beryl Bike

Money saving tips: Travel

27 March 2024

There are several ways you could save money on travel. Find out all our top tips below.

Money saving tips: Travel

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