Falmouth University UK
Falmouth University (Cornish: Pennskol Aberfala) is a specialist University for the creative industries based in Falmouth and Penryn, Cornwall, England. Founded in 1902, it had previously been the Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth College of Art and Design and then Falmouth College of Arts until it received taught degree-awarding powers, and the right to use the title “University College”, in March 2005. In April 2008, University College Falmouth merged with Dartington College of Arts, adding a range of Performance courses to its portfolio. On 27 November 2012, a communication was released to the staff and students and local press that ‘University College Falmouth is to be granted full university status in a move that will further its ambition to become one of the top five arts universities in the world.’On 9 December 2012, the University College was officially granted full university status by the Privy Council. Falmouth University was judged by The Sunday Times to be the UK’s top arts university from 2015-2017.
The university is located in Penryn and Falmouth. Penryn Campus, near the town of Penryn, is the larger of its two campuses, which it operates in partnership with the University of Exeter. Falmouth Campus is in Falmouth town centre and provides a historic contrast to the modernity of Penryn.
Falmouth University is a specialist creative multi-arts institution for rethinking convention and outthinking challenges. At a time when conventional thinking doesn’t work any more, it’s a potent formula.
For our students
At the heart of creativity in the UK and the world, Falmouth University has a very special atmosphere that propagates originality and stimulates challenging creativity. With us you’ll advance the boundaries of your craftsmanship and creative expression. You’ll explore the convergence between technology and the arts. You’ll develop your own creative identity and increase the value of it. You’ll constantly push the limits of just how good you can be. But you’ll never be on your own. It may not always be comfortable, but it will be courageous, diverse, exciting, experimental, progressive, relevant and transforming.
Today, there has never been a greater need for creativity. With it, goals can be met and surpassed, opportunities created and lives, as well as commerce enriched. At Falmouth University, our research and innovation shapes our teaching and the world we live in. Our national and international partnerships provide opportunity for business and students alike. Through our students we nurture and release creative capital. It benefits them as well as the world.
Falmouth University, Falmouth Campus