Falmouth University

mission statement

To be a world class University that gives creative minds inspiring futures.

OUR VALUES

CREATIVE

Falmouth University is a specialist University operating across the Creative Industries.

CONNECTED

Making connections and building real community and industry partnerships is how we translate brilliant ideas into successful careers.

COURAGEOUS

A supportive yet challenging environment where our students and staff can break boundaries, be brave and let their entrepreneurial spirit and imagination soar.

national role

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.

main focus

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 Design; School of Architecture, Design and Interiors; School of Film and Television; Institute of Photography; Games Academy; Academy of Music and Theatre Arts; School of Writing & Journalism; Fashion & Textiles Institute; Falmouth Business School

bachelor level programs

Acting, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Business Entrepreneurship, Computing for Games, Creative Advertising, Creative Events Management, Creative Music Technology, Creative Writing, Dance & Choreography, Digital Games, Drawing, English, English with Creative Writing, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Photography, Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Journalism and Communications, Journalism and Creative Writing, Journalism, Marine & Natural History Photography, Music, Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management, Performance Sportswear Design, Photography, Popular Music, Press & Editorial Photography, Sports Journalism, Sustainable Product Design, Television, Textile Design

master level programs

Advertising & Marketing, Communication Design, Creative Advertising, Creative App Development, Creative Education, Creative Events Management, Launchpad (with MA Entrepreneurship), Film & Television, Illustration: Authorial Practice, Leasing & Asset Finance, Photography, 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

PhD Research - Falmouth University offers a dynamic research culture through collaborative partnerships with the University of the Arts London.

subject areas for exchange students

All of our subject areas can accommodate exchange students in and out. We work actively to develop exchange opportunities.

application deadlines

Mid April for study in the following Autumn term, of Mid October for study in the following Spring/Summer term.

teaching languages

Courses at University College Falmouth are taught in English. We offer language tuition in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German and Japanese

semester dates

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.

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