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Falmouth University

Falmouth University is one of the UK's leading specialist arts institutions located on the stunning South West coastline of England, in one of the most beautiful, safe and creative regions in the UK72.

Over the past century Falmouth has built a reputation for excellence in education. Ranked first in the UK and second globally for international student experience, we offer a secure, welcoming and world-leading university environment.

An accredited Creative Skillset Media Academy, our courses combine practical tuition with theoretical instruction ensuring that our graduates leave industry-ready. Each year our international alumni go on to secure roles with the likes of M&C Saatchi in Shanghai, Ogilvy & Mather in Mumbai, Time magazine, Google, Nike, Crayons Advertising in Delhi, BBC, Nokia, Apple, Mulberry and many more.

One of the UK’s top creative institutions and the safest higher education institution in the South West, it’s perhaps no surprise that we have over 300 students from 53 countries currently studying at Falmouth.

Why choose Falmouth?

  • Falmouth University is one of the UK’s leading specialist arts institutions
  • Ranked 1st in the UK and 2nd globally for the overall quality of our international student experience by the International Student Barometer (2013)
  • Among the Top 3 creative universities in the UK according to the Which? University poll 2013.
  • English language support, with subject specific English classes
  • Located on the inspirational south west Cornish coastline
  • Industry-standard facilities
  • Invested over £100 million since 2004
  • Over 300 international students studying with us from across the world
Recent industry partners
  • Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Universal Music
  • BT
  • Adidas
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Yamaha
  • Speedo
  • John Lewis
  • Warp Films

Unique location

Falmouth is a place like no other in the UK. Set within a region of natural beauty, idyllic local beaches, thriving cosmopolitan community, a large creative arts scene and welcoming atmosphere – it is no wonder that students say that living in Falmouth is an unforgettable experience.

Located in the South West of England, Cornwall offers a unique living experience to develop anyone’s creative practice. It continues to be an international hotspot for all-innovative practitioners and is seen as the largest creative community outside London.

The student atmosphere at Falmouth is incredibly friendly and welcoming. There is an immense amount of freedom to explore your practice with support from high-skilled academics. Being a leading specialist arts university, students are forever collaborating throughout a diverse range of courses in state-of-the-art facilities on campus.

Falmouth’s vibrant community boasts a diverse and exciting calendar of cultural happenings with something from everyone – an impromptu gig at a bustling beach café, a spoken-word night, a rummage through a vintage fair or taking part in many of the outdoor activities.

From design events to theatre, food festivals to drawing clubs, the excitement and diversity plays to everyone’s interests.

English language support

Those studying in English as a second language are offered an array of support. Unlike many universities which offer in-sessional general academic English classes, we offer subject specific English classes that focus on the language and skills that students need for their particular course and run parallel to their assignments: English for performance courses, English for Design, English for Art, Illustration and Drawing, English for Film and animation, and English for Advertising. This is a unique service and enables our international students to excel in their chosen field.

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