Falmouth University Drawing

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Falmouth University Drawing

Become an expert in drawing, learning about its history and contemporary practice and its application across a broad range of disciplines. The structure of this studio-based course encourages a strong peer group dynamic, with opportunities for working together in off-site locations.

Through set projects and exercises you’ll learn to record the material world through observation, but also to draw from your ‘inner world’, from memory and imagination, theories and systems, and concepts and narratives. Sessions in life drawing, printmaking, digital methods, reportage and animation will equip you with the skills to support the exploration and realisation of your ideas. As the degree progresses, we’ll encourage you to develop a drawing language of your own. Ultimately you’ll take charge of your own projects, consolidating your practice in preparation for a creative future.


  • One of the UK’s only dedicated Drawing degrees
  • National and international placements
  • Visiting Lecture Series featuring speakers such as drawing commentator Deanna Petherbridge, artists Anita Taylor and Jessie Brennan and illustrator Sue Coe
  • Optional study trips to European museum and gallery collections
  • Professional facilities
  • Exhibition opportunities

How the course is taught

This studio-based course is uniquely focused around a passion for drawing. A busy curriculum ensures frequent taught sessions in practical approaches as well as contextual and historical theories. As you progress through the degree, you’ll take increasing ownership of your work through self-directed projects.

Course outline

BA(Hons) Drawing offers structured learning with dedicated tutor support, promoting individual development as you gather expertise and knowledge. Set projects and exercises will enable you to record the material world through observation, but also from memory and imagination, theories and systems, and from concepts and narratives.

As with all Falmouth courses, we prioritise your career. This degree offers optional study trips to culturally significant capitals in Europe to contextualise your practice, an emphasis on portfolio development and work placements during year 2.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points for entry to undergraduate courses, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

You can check how many points your qualifications are worth using the online UCAS Tariff Calculator