Falmouth University is a multi-arts university based in Falmouth and Penryn, Cornwall, England. Founded in 1902, it had previously been the Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth College of Art and Design and then Falmouth College of Arts until it received taught degree-awarding powers (and the right to use the title "University College") in March 2005.
Falmouth University is renowned worldwide for art, design, media, performance and writing. Built on over 100 years of experience, our commitment to international students is well established and as a result, our student community is rich and diverse. Attracting the best international students from around the world is a key element of our internationalisation strategy and Falmouth offers a range of scholarships to students classified as 'overseas' for tuition fee purposes.
Research at Falmouth is organised in three strategic research themes, namely:
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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.
Falmouth University offers a variety of affordable University owned and managed accommodation in Penryn, Falmouth, and Truro.
Offering extensive collections, the two libraries provide a wealth of digital resources, magazines, specialist material and journals. You'll find 30,000+ titles on DVD, Blu-Ray or to stream; image banks; news archives; business and creative databases; e-books and e-journals, all freely available.
Subtropical gardens and light-flooded studios make Falmouth Campus a haven for creative practice. With a lively creative community, impressive facilities and a library packed with resources, it’s the perfect space to share and develop your skills.
Falmouth Campus is a ten-minute walk from Falmouth Town station, five minutes by train from Penryn and 20 minutes by train from Truro (every half hour Monday - Friday.) There are eight buses an hour to Penryn at peak times.
Falmouth University offered me the opportunity to meet amazing people, to benefit from their high quality facilities for my projects and learn so many things fashion wise as I study fashion design. The tutors and technicians guided me every step of the way and I couldn't be more grateful for all the support I've received throughout the years from them. Great community and...
Overall satisfying although some tutors were clearly unprepared in their subjects
Studying at Falmouth University has allowed me the opportunity to grow not just in intellect, but also in creativity. It has taught me to nurture the skills you have and work with them to become the best version of yourself. I feel incredibly grateful to have been surrounded by so many great minds, and can't imagine having studied anywhere else!