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Falmouth University is a vibrant and forward-thinking institution specialising in art, design, media, performance and writing.


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Falmouth University

Falmouth University is a vibrant and forward-thinking institution specialising in art, design, media, performance and writing.

Over a 110-year history, Falmouth University has grown from a small art school of less than 200 students to a specialist multi-arts University College with around 3,600 full-time students and 100 part-time students. Falmouth University is proud to have become a key player on the national and international creative scene.

But it’s not just about the benefits our full-time students enjoy. If you live in Falmouth, Penryn or the wider Cornwall community, there are lots of ways you can make the most of having Falmouth University on your doorstep…


Campuses are not just for students – Falmouth University actively encourage local residents and businesses to make the most of their superb facilities, from the Photography, reprographics and conference facilities to the gym, music practice rooms and library.

Many of the facilities are available for hire at discounted rates for local community groups and everyone is welcome to use our campuses for walking and leisure.



Whether you’re just finishing school or contemplating a complete career change; wanting to boost your earning potential or looking to fulfil a long-held dream, Falmouth University’s wealth of courses offers something for everyone.

On top of full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses, they also offer a range of flexible learning options including pioneering online courses, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses designed to fit around full-time work, and a wide selection of short one to five-day residential courses covering everything from creative writing to garden design.



Accelerating the growth of the creative industries in Cornwall, our new Academy for Innovation & Research (AIR).

From future transport solutions to the potential of superfast broadband in Cornwall, AIR will bring together local, national and international businesses, researchers, investors and suppliers to make a valuable and lasting impact on Cornwall’s challenges and opportunities. Got an idea? Get in touch…



Our Performance Centre at Tremough is one of the most sophisticated facilities of its kind in Europe. Its year-round contemporary performance programme is open to everyone and we subsidise performances to keep ticket prices as low as possible.

From the highly accessible to the challenging and experimental, we bring an eclectic mix of international calibre music, theatre and dance to Cornwall and we’d love to share it with you. What’s more, many lectures and other events are also open to the public and you’re very welcome to attend.