To be a world class University that gives creative minds inspiring futures.
Falmouth University is a specialist University operating across the Creative Industries.
Making connections and building real community and industry partnerships is how we translate brilliant ideas into successful careers.
A supportive yet challenging environment where our students and staff can break boundaries, be brave and let their entrepreneurial spirit and imagination soar.
The University is a major creative innovation hub located in Cornwall, an inspirational place with a long history of creative and cultural endeavour that is now home to one of the largest Creative Industries clusters in the UK. Founded as Falmouth School of Art in 1902, Falmouth has grown from a small art school of less than 200 students to a creative university with over 5,300 students.
Our comprehensive portfolio spans all of the creative art forms and is available at BA, MA and PhD levels. The portfolio is explicitly aligned to the size and shape of the UK’s Creative Industries, based on the UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Annual Economic Estimates. This alignment ensures that the University produces highly employable and professionally astute graduates with the expertise to be successful in the Creative Industries, as well as the flexibility and imagination to apply their skills in the broader Creative Economy.
faculties and departments
Falmouth School of Art; School of Communication; School of Architecture, Design and Interiors; School of Film and Television; Institute of Photography; Games Academy; Academy of Music and Theatre Arts; Fashion & Textiles Institute; School of Entrepreneurship
bachelor level programs
Acting, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Business & Digital Marketing, Business & Entrepreneurship, Business & Management, Commercial Photography, Computing for Games, Costume Design for Film & Television, Creative Advertising, Creative Events Management, Creative Music Technology, Creative Robotics, Creative Virtual Reality, Creative Writing, Dance & Choreography, Drawing, English with Creative Writing, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Photography, Film, Fine Art, Game Art, Game Development, Graphic Design, Illustration, Immersive Computing, Interior Design, Journalism and Creative Writing, Journalism, Marine & Natural History Photography, Marketing & Communications, Music, Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management, Musical Theatre, Photography, Popular Music, Press & Editorial Photograph, Sports Journalism, Sportswear Design, Sustainable Festival Management, Sustainable Product Design, Sustainable Tourism Management, Technical Theatre Arts, Television, Textile Design, Theatre & Performance, Web Development
master level programs
Architecture, Artficial Intelligence for Games; Business Finance Innovation, Comedy Writing, Communication Design, Creative Advertising, Creative Events Management, Film & Television, Game Art, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Illustration: Authorial Practice, Journalism, Launchpad (with MA Entrepreneurship), Photography, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Professional Writing, Writing for Script and Screen
research activity and main areas
Research at Falmouth is organised in three strategic research themes, namely: Digital Economy/Digital Games; Smart Design and Creative Connected Communities.
The Digital Economy theme focuses on the opportunities and challenges that digital technologies present in the arts and creative industries, as well as areas such as e-health and wellbeing. We have a significant body of research in the Digital Economy, and our main focus is in digital games.
In The Centre for Digital Games we have the European Research Area (ERA) Chair and research team, funded by the EU FP7 programme. In addition to our focus in digital games, a significant body of research has secured external funding from national and European agencies for a variety of projects including Vconect, the Internet of Things, and eServices on Demand.
Smart Design involves the integration of smart technologies and sustainable design principles to address some of the societal grand challenges, such as climate change, ageing society and energy challenges. Recent and current projects related to Smart Design include Lobster Grower 1, Lobster Grower 2, e-Services on Demand in Care Homes, IoT-Bay and iCARE.
Creative Connected Communities has a focus on creative communities in social, environmental, economic and arts contexts. In Creative Connected Communities we have an established research presence and have secured external funds in a range of areas, projects as varied as: On-Line Orchestra, Beside the Ocean of Time, Mutual Recovery, Aspect, and University of the Village.
Within these themes we also aim to meet our commitments to help address the social challenges and economic regeneration of Cornwall - to enable innovative Cornish companies to achieve their full potential by developing new products and services, new routes to market and ready access to investors and suppliers locally, across the UK and beyond.
doctorate level programs
MPhil or PhD - Falmouth University offers both theoretical and practice-based research programmes, currently awarede through our partnership with University of the Arts London.
Falmouth has ten research and innovation programmes - Creative Industries Futures, Dark Economies, Design for Health and Wellbeing, Digital Creativity, Digital Entrepreneurship and Financial Innovation, Inequality & Storytelling, Innovation in Rural Environments, Metamakers, Multigenerational Living & Learning, Pedagogy Futures.
subject areas for exchange students
All of our subject areas can accommodate exchange students in and out. We work actively to develop exchange opportunities.
Mid April for study in the following Autumn term, of Mid October for study in the following Spring/Summer term.
Courses at Falmouth are taught in English. We offer language tuition in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German and Japanese
These vary between courses within an academic year starting in September and ending between June (Undergraduate) and September (Postgraduate).
cost of living per month (studying and living)
For living in Falmouth we estimate costs of around £560 per month to include rent, all expenses and course materials, which vary depending on subject. For Falmouth students taking international exchanges, we recommend allowing between £300 and £450 per month to study and live.