Falmouth University is a specialist creative multi-arts institution for rethinking convention and outthinking challenges. At a time when conventional thinking doesn't work anymore, it's a potent formula.

For our students

At the heart of creativity in the UK and the world, Falmouth University has a very special atmosphere that propagates originality and stimulates challenging creativity. With us you'll advance the boundaries of your craftsmanship and creative expression. You'll explore the convergence between technology and the arts. You'll develop your own creative identity and increase the value of it. You’ll constantly push the limits of just how good you can be. But you'll never be on your own. It may not always be comfortable, but it will be courageous, diverse, exciting, experimental, progressive, relevant and transforming.

And beyond

Today, there has never been a greater need for creativity. With it, goals can be met and surpassed, opportunities created and lives, as well as commerce enriched. At Falmouth University, our research and innovation shapes our teaching and the world we live in. Our national and international partnerships provide opportunity for business and students alike. Through our students we nurture and release creative capital. It benefits them as well as the world.

Falmouth University is proud of its outstanding record of achievement since achieving full University status in 2012. Some of our most impressive league table rankings are:

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016

  • 94% of students in work or further study six months after graduating/ overall employability
  • 74% overall graduate employability
  • 27% of graduates start their own business, which is more than four times the national average

Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018

  • 12th in the UK overall

National Student Survey 2017

  • 83% overall student satisfaction

Guardian University Guide 2017

  • 15th for business, management & marketing (also highest riser) 9th for design & crafts
  • 11th for fashion & textiles
  • 13th for art
  • 16th for film production & photography

Which? University Student Survey 2017

  • Top rated for creative scene

The Complete University Guide 2017 - Safety

  • 3rd for safety in England & Wales (excluding London)
Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

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Falmouth University

This specialized course will enable you to become a trained actor in a climate of creative energy, constructive challenge, and support. ... [+]

This specialized course will enable you to become a trained actor in a climate of creative energy, constructive challenge, and support.

Acting at Falmouth has a distinctive and contemporary ethos. We offer a holistic approach emphasizing sustainable skills for the 21st-century actor.

Training approaches seek to develop a creative and progressive actor - the actor as interpreter, creator, and entrepreneur. This training-based course is designed to allow development of skills as an actor through voice and body­ based skills and acting techniques, performing in recorded media, screen acting, classical and contemporary performance, solo performance, and critical inquiry.

Benefits Workshops with international practitioners Cross-departmental collaborations with film, television and games courses Regular residencies and performances from new and established companies. ensembles and performers How the course is taught ... [-]
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August 2020
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3 years
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Launch your career in a rapidly growing sector. You'll learn and develop animation skills using industry-standard software, working creatively across a range of subjects, ... [+]

Launch your career in a rapidly growing sector. You'll learn and develop animation skills using industry-standard software, working creatively across a range of subjects, from traditional art practices to the complex work of visual effects.

Supported by experts from all forms of animation and visual effects, you'll experience a professional studio environment. Discover all forms of animation, trying your hand at 20 and 30 computer, stop motion and experimental work. You'll work in groups on projects that range from short assignments and live briefs through to films for festivals and competitions. All this is guided and nurtured by our expert staff and industry mentors.

Benefits Opportunity for industry mentoring Live briefs with professional clients Guest lectures from industry experts Professional studio facilities and software Animation festival trips ... [-]
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August 2020
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Expand your horizons as you learn how to design and make innovative buildings, environments, and spaces. Combining theory with practice, you'll define your own architectu ... [+]

Expand your horizons as you learn how to design and make innovative buildings, environments, and spaces. Combining theory with practice, you'll define your own architectural agenda by considering thoughts and ideas in a historical, contemporary and future context.

As part of a course defined by making. you·n develop the 20 and 30 CAD techniques needed for practice.as well as the physical model-making and hand-drawing skills to communicate your ideas. You'll learn to prioritize the inter-relationship between material, space, place, and people that form the language of architecture. Rooted firmly in Cornwall, you"ll use this unique location to draw upon the diverse and sometimes extreme environments that exist here.... [-]

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August 2020
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Develop your passion and creativity into a sustainable music career. Our Creative Music Technology programme is widely recognized for its excellent teaching and sector-le ... [+]

Develop your passion and creativity into a sustainable music career. Our Creative Music Technology programme is widely recognized for its excellent teaching and sector-leading facilities, set in a supportive and collaborative environment.

During your time here you'll be surrounded by filmmakers, games designers, dancers, animators and other musicians, forging working relationships that will propel you into your professional life. As in the industry, at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA), working closely with other disciplines is a key activity.

Benefits State-of-the-art music production facilities A modular course that focuses on your creative practice Passionate, expert staff Frequent, high profile visiting lecturers, eg Adrian Utley (Portishead), Darcus Beese (Island Records) Opportunities for industry placements, to study abroad and to start your own company How is the course taught ... [-]
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August 2020
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Join an inspiring creative community, where you can experiment with all forms of writing, explore audiences in the virtual and real world and discover what this means for ... [+]

Join an inspiring creative community, where you can experiment with all forms of writing, explore audiences in the virtual and real world and discover what this means for your own work.

Creative Writing at Falmouth starts with you as a writer and creative producer. You'll learn the craft of creative writing and how to draft, edit and pitch your work by exploring a range of genres, forms, and audiences. You'll also have the opportunity to specialize in areas such as poetry, nonfiction, scriptwriting. YA fiction and writing for digital games. Working on your final portfolio, industry-engaged projects and online profile will help you develop the confidence and technical skills needed for professional practice or postgraduate study.... [-]

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August 2020
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Take part in an inspirational, creative and educational experience that focuses on innovative performance and choreographic practices, underpinned by a thorough grounding ... [+]

Take part in an inspirational, creative and educational experience that focuses on innovative performance and choreographic practices, underpinned by a thorough grounding in dance techniques.

During this practice-led course, you'll be equipped with the skills, experience, and confidence to become an adaptable and creative dancer, choreographer and communicator. You'll develop your physical, technical and critical capabilities through technique classes and performance training. You'll also learn through lectures and seminars on dance histories, theories, and contexts. Through intensive projects. workshops and performances you'll make and perform works for a range of audiences and environments.... [-]

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August 2020
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Take your words beyond the page and discover new forms, ideas, and practices, while also exploring essential literary issues. You'll challenge and be challenged by writin ... [+]

Take your words beyond the page and discover new forms, ideas, and practices, while also exploring essential literary issues. You'll challenge and be challenged by writing, and discover how audiences, technologies, and media are as much the tools of your trade, as your laptop or pen.

This course will introduce you to the 'business' of writing, uncovering the demands of publishing and content industries.

Benefits Our course combines writing practice with in-depth knowledge of literature, ensuring that you are prepared for the demands of a life in writing, publishing, words Work on live briefs with creative industry partners Benefit from lectures and workshops with high-profile guest speakers and our Writers in Residence. Recent residencies have featured Matt Haig, Philip Marsden, Lionel Shriver, lain Sinclair, Don Paterson and Simon Armitage Write for or join the editorial team on WiTH, our student journal of new writing How the course is taught ... [-]
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August 2020
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Develop the creative edge to design unique and imaginative collections. We'll help you prepare for a career in fashion by carefully nurturing your growth through the rese ... [+]

Develop the creative edge to design unique and imaginative collections. We'll help you prepare for a career in fashion by carefully nurturing your growth through the research, design, development, and making of progressive and innovative clothing.

Mirroring industry processes from the outset, this course has a key focus on developing the skills used to gather original and inspiring research. You'll explore concept development, drawing, fashion illustration, pattern cutting, and construction, with visiting industry specialists supporting your commercial awareness.

Benefits Live projects with leading brands Optional study trip to a fashion capital Gain industry experience through work placements Acquire skills ranging from pattern cutting and garment construction to concept development How the course is taught ... [-]
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August 2020
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3 years
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With an impressive record of graduate employability in the creative industries and progression to postgraduate study, Film at Falmouth is the starting point of your profe ... [+]

With an impressive record of graduate employability in the creative industries and progression to postgraduate study, Film at Falmouth is the starting point of your professional life. The course is constantly evolving, informed by academic scholarship and the demands of a vibrant industry. Our students excel in demonstrating their understanding of cinematic discourse both through their written work and exciting, meaningful filmmaking.

Immersed in the culture of cinema, you will build upon your interests through the analysis and production of film material and in specialist craft and theory modules which focus your skills, knowledge and critical thinking. Final year major projects develop through the year under the supervision of a mentor, supplemented by a masterclass series which guides your dissertation and enhances your practice.... [-]

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Begin your career as an artist in games. Through collaborative projects aligned with the profession, this course will develop your capabilities as a creative artist and e ... [+]

Begin your career as an artist in games. Through collaborative projects aligned with the profession, this course will develop your capabilities as a creative artist and equip you with the latest skills and knowledge needed for industry.

You"ll learn about concept art, character art, and environment art as well as the pipelines and processes used to make games. To develop the skills you'll need in this competitive industry, you'll study some of the underlying principles of game art.

Benefits Learn Agile project management methodology for game development Receive expert guidance in specific skills, including drawing, composition, anatomy, and 3D modeling Apply traditional art skills in a digital context Learn to work effectively in a game development team How the course is taught ... [-]
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August 2020
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3 years
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Build the skills you need to turn your passion into a profession. You'll work with us to decide which route through the course matches your interests before putting your ... [+]

Build the skills you need to turn your passion into a profession. You'll work with us to decide which route through the course matches your interests before putting your experience into practice to make completed games.

Game development demands a diverse range of skills to be brought together to produce a final product. You'll be introduced to core skills in your first year before going on to specialize in your second year, leading to one of the following degrees:

BA(Hons) Game Development: Art BA(Hons) Game Development: Animation BA(Hons) Game Development: Audio BA(Hons) Game Development: Design BA(Hons) Game Development: Programming BA(Hons) Game Development: Writing

As you progress, project teamwork is at the heart of your learning experience, as recommended and supported by the industry. You'll learn about the industry by making games from concept to completion, ready to bring to market. Course tutors have substantial game development experience, will offer a unique insight into the industry and will help you build contacts.... [-]

United Kingdom Penryn
August 2020
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3 years
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Build the skills you need to turn your passion into a profession. You'll work with us to decide which route through the course matches your interests before putting your ... [+]

Build the skills you need to turn your passion into a profession. You'll work with us to decide which route through the course matches your interests before putting your experience into practice to make completed games.

Game development demands a diverse range of skills to be brought together to produce a final product. You'll be introduced to core skills in your first year before going on to specialize in your second year, leading to one of the following degrees:

BA(Hons) Game Development: Art BA(Hons) Game Development: Animation BA(Hons) Game Development: Audio BA(Hons) Game Development: Design BA(Hons) Game Development: Programming BA(Hons) Game Development: Writing

As you progress, project teamwork is at the heart of your learning experience, as recommended and supported by the industry. You'll learn about the industry by making games from concept to completion, ready to bring to market. Course tutors have substantial game development experience, will offer a unique insight into the industry and will help you build contacts.... [-]

United Kingdom Penryn
August 2020
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Falmouth University

Build the skills you need to turn your passion into a profession. You'll work with us to decide which route through the course matches your interests before putting your ... [+]

Build the skills you need to turn your passion into a profession. You'll work with us to decide which route through the course matches your interests before putting your experience into practice to make completed games.

Game development demands a diverse range of skills to be brought together to produce a final product. You"ll be introduced to core skills in your first year before going on to specialize in your second year, leading to one of the following degrees:

Degree

BA(Hons) Game Development: Art BA(Hons) Game Development: Animation BA(Hons) Game Development: Audio BA(Hons) Game Development: Design BA(Hons) Game Development: Programming BA(Hons) Game Development: Writing ... [-]
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August 2020
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Join us for a learning experience that's one of the most respected springboards to career success in the UK. You'll discover how to generate great ideas and build the ski ... [+]

Join us for a learning experience that's one of the most respected springboards to career success in the UK. You'll discover how to generate great ideas and build the skills to make and deliver them.

Through traditional means and dynamic digital media, you'll study both the foundations of the subject and more specialist fields, where craft, strategy and integrated thinking encourage you to tackle the challenges facing us today. You'll develop as an individual to see the world with fresh eyes, leaving Falmouth ready for an ever-evolving global industry, and with a passion for design rooted in innovation.

Benefits Study trips to major studios Live briefs and workshops from leading designers Placement opportunities Showcases at D&AD and the Royal Society of Arts Dedicated new studio space How the course is taught ... [-]
United Kingdom Falmouth
August 2020
English
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3 years
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Delve into the world of built spaces and the people that inhabit them. Through this course, you'll gain practical materials knowledge, a heightened awareness of the made ... [+]

Delve into the world of built spaces and the people that inhabit them. Through this course, you'll gain practical materials knowledge, a heightened awareness of the made environment and a chance to apply your learning to live industry projects.

Based in our high-specification studios, you'll grow and develop through a series of modules exploring practical skills such as design, drawing and model making. You'll be encouraged to explore the full range of what interior design is - starting with decoration and styling, through to interior architecture and the remodeling of existing buildings, culminating in commercial design and branding. You'll then choose an area of specialism, developing a portfolio of work to underpin your career after graduation.... [-]

United Kingdom Falmouth
August 2020
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Grow your knowledge and skills to join the next generation of journalists. You'll join an industry of multimedia storytellers skilled in producing impactful text, audio, ... [+]

Grow your knowledge and skills to join the next generation of journalists. You'll join an industry of multimedia storytellers skilled in producing impactful text, audio, video, and photography for every delivery platform, to demanding deadlines.

Falmouth has been famous for producing top-flight journalists for almost 40 years. Our curriculum is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) and the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) - a rare triple kitemark that could give you a real competitive edge when seeking your first industry role. Through this course, you'll explore everything from the fundamentals of journalism to meeting industry standards. You'll finish with a flourish, specializing in your personal passions and working in real live multimedia enterprises - both on and off-campus.... [-]

United Kingdom Penryn
August 2020
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3 years
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Enjoy the rare opportunity to engage with natural history image making, conservation, and the environment. You'll have access to hundreds of miles of coast, sweeping land ... [+]

Enjoy the rare opportunity to engage with natural history image making, conservation, and the environment. You'll have access to hundreds of miles of coast, sweeping landscapes and a variety of different habitats.

You·'ll receive expert tuition from staff who are practicing photographers and scientists. We're also one of the only photography courses to offer complementary skills training to help you capture great images. This includes an optional underwater programme with dive tuition. Throughout the course, you'll take part in frequent off-site practical visits. with recent destinations including photo shoots in the wilds of Cornwall ll, diving expeditions in the Red Sea. and field trips to Iceland and Borneo.... [-]

United Kingdom Penryn
August 2020
English
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3 years
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Try your hand at new techniques and ideas. and develop your own unique approach to music making. If you're inspired by new and diverse music, from jazz to pop to classica ... [+]

Try your hand at new techniques and ideas. and develop your own unique approach to music making. If you're inspired by new and diverse music, from jazz to pop to classical, and want to embrace a spirit of innovation, this is the course for you.

BA (Hons) Music is built around five guiding principles. The course is practice-based - you can choose to specialize in performance, composition, songwriting, production, sound art or musicology, or in a mixture of these disciplines. It's contemporary - we draw knowledge from the past, but focus on the musical world as it is today, both stylistically and in terms of the career opportunities. It's stylistically eclectic - we support students with a broad range of musical styles including popular, classical, jazz, folk and electronica. It's experimental - we help you to establish a creative and innovative approach to music making, to form new and interesting collaborations with other artists, and to develop your own musical voice. Finally, it's skills focused - we help you develop a broad range of musicianship skills, particularly theory and notation, to ensure you are ready for a range of careers in the music industry.... [-]

United Kingdom Penryn
August 2020
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Full-time
3 years
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Develop your individual way of seeing the world and take the first step in your career. Whether you're interested in a commercial, gallery, fashion or editorial role, you ... [+]

Develop your individual way of seeing the world and take the first step in your career. Whether you're interested in a commercial, gallery, fashion or editorial role, you'll benefit from the professional experience and connections of our active practitioners.

Responsive and progressive. Photography at Falmouth has a stellar international reputation. During this practice-based course, you'll take part in tutorials, seminars, lectures, workshops and group activities. You'll also benefit from opportunities for national and international placements, portfolio reviews from visiting experts and paid commissions with our in­ house photo agency.

Benefits National and international placements Professional facilities and equipment free to loan Portfolio reviews from visiting experts Paid opportunities at our in-house photo agency Opportunities to exhibit and publish your work Optional study trip to New York How the course is taught ... [-]
United Kingdom Falmouth Penryn
August 2020
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Uncover your individual design aesthetic and unleash your creative identity. Supported by industry figures at the forefront of contemporary design, you'll leave us equipp ... [+]

Uncover your individual design aesthetic and unleash your creative identity. Supported by industry figures at the forefront of contemporary design, you'll leave us equipped with sought-after skills and a sound knowledge of professional practice.

Learning through doing, you'll create your own collections from the first year. You'll enjoy a range of studio modules in processes like weaving, printing and mixed media, while workshops and contextual studies equip you with fundamental subject knowledge. Helped by our industry partners, you'll get to grips with the demands of design in a commercial setting. As the degree progresses, you'll focus on a specific discipline, creating collections in response to live briefs and international competitions. The final year is your chance to prepare for the industry by producing a professional portfolio and promotional material.... [-]

United Kingdom Penryn
August 2020
English
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3 years
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