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

Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We encourage you to get in touch if you are predicted points below this range, thinking about transferring from another institution, or if you have other qualifications or professional experience as we may be able to consider you. More information is available on our Apply page

English language requirements
You must have a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, for entry to our undergraduate courses.

If English is not your first language, we accept a range of recognised language qualifications that are equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you must take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to fulfil government visa requirements. Please read more about language requirements on our Apply page

Our Admissions team are here to help you with advice and guidance throughout your application journey. We invite you to contact them with any questions you may have.

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