Falmouth University

Falmouth, United Kingdom

No. Students: 3,030
Funding type: Public
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* Falmouth University is one of the UK's leading specialist arts institutions
* Ranked first in the UK and second globally for the overall quality of our international student experience (International Student Barometer 2013)
* Top university in the world for international support, arrival services, language assistance, host friends, campus environment and welcome (International Student Barometer 2013)
* Among the top three creative universities in the UK according to the Which? University poll
* English language support, with subject specific English classes
* Located on the inspirational south west Cornish coastline
* New industry standard facilities with £100 million investment since 2004
* Over 300 international students studying with us from across the world


University College Falmouth is a vibrant and forward-thinking specialist arts college that is a key player in the national and international creative scene. Our justifiable international reputation for excellence in Art, Design, Media, Performance and Writing has grown from over a century of nurturing original thinking, supported by highly talented and professional staff.

Falmouth's Schools of Art & Design and Media & Performance offer some of the most innovative, entrepreneurial, collaborative and transformative learning experiences available in a specialist college of art.

Falmouth is pleased to be a member of the United Kingdom Arts and Design Institutions Association (ukadia), a group of specialist arts and design institutions from across the UK's higher and further education sectors. ukadia's aim is to promote, nationally and internationally, the key contributions of specialist colleges to the UK's world-renowned reputation in visual arts, performance and the creative and cultural industries.

Falmouth is also part of the Cornwall Skillset Media Academy network - a UK-wide group of institutions identified as centres of excellence in creative media education and training.


Everyone is enthusiastic about the campus, because, quite simply, there is nowhere else like it. Its got a special feel to it, Illustration: Authorial Practice postgraduate, Sue Corke, explains. In the winter the period buildings and drawn in evenings make it really atmospheric, and in spring everyone sits out in the gardens in between working - its a great place to study.

Less than half a mile from the original Falmouth School of Art (which now houses MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practice), and close to the two Foundation Studies studios, Woodlane forms the bustling hub of student life within Falmouth. Its on-site bar and refectory, subtropical gardens and relaxed, friendly atmosphere means that students tend to spend more than just your average 9-5 here. My studio at Woodlane felt more like an extension of my home, Sue continues. I was able to really make the space my own so that I felt comfortable and confident working there.

Home to BA(Hons) Fashion Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Journalism, Performance Sportswear Design and Public Relations, and providing facilities for MA Creative Advertising and MA 20th Century Art & Design: Histories & Theories, the creative buzz about the place is hard to ignore.

Library & Information Services: At both Woodlane and Tremough, these centres provide an integrated learning environment for all students. Woodlane offers a specialist art and graphic design library with 70,000 books, e-resources and journals to meet the needs of the specific courses on each campus. Tremough houses our media and design collections, together with a wide-ranging collection to meet all students' needs. The collection of 200,000 books, journals, online and electronic resources, and specialist DVD collections are underpinned by a service allowing items to be transferred between sites, as well as an option to order specialist books from the British Library via the College. Both centres are wi-fi throughout and have subject librarians to support your studies.

With generous studio and floor space, graphic design suites equipped with industry-standard software, a newly equipped and spacious Fashion Studio and even an outdoor sculpture canopy, Woodlane will fire your imagination.

Student life

Grounded in a history of artistic pursuit and technological invention, and set against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty, Cornwall is an inspiring place to live and study. Our diverse community of students enjoy a quality of life that is richly stimulating.

Facebook Groups

In addition to the links on the right, you can find out more about life at UCF through the Facebook groups listed below. Created by our students, they are great places to meet other students, chat, have fun and find friends...

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