Falmouth University

United Kingdom


  • Falmouth Art School was founded in 1902. There is a campus at Woodlane, Falmouth and a second campus at Tremough, Penryn shared with the University of Exeter.
  • Awarded taught degree awarding powers in 2004 and in 2005 changed its name to University College Falmouth.
  • In April 2008 the College merged with Dartington College of Arts, near Totnes, creating a third campus.
  • In December 2012 the institution became Falmouth University.

Location and transport

  • Set in Cornwall; a place of outstanding natural beauty with miles of unspoilt coastline, golden beaches and rugged moors.
  • Falmouth is easily accessible by rail, road and air.
  • There are good transport links between the two campuses in Cornwall.

Entry standards

  • Falmouth (incorporating Dartington) does not just think in terms of A levels – we welcome many qualifications, try us.
  • Your portfolio, interview, motivation and thirst for the subject help us to determine whether this is the place for you.
  • Many of our offers are unconditional (50%+), our conditional offers average 220 UCAS tariff points.
  • Visit the website for more information on entry standards at Falmouth University.

Student mix

  • 2,900 students across the Falmouth, Tremough and Dartington campuses.
  • Female 60%, male 40% with some variation by course e.g. textiles 97% female, broadcasting 65% male.
  • International students 5%: 3% from the EU; 92% from the UK (including 52% from the South West).
  • Applications to places ratios: arts (Routes A & B) 4:1; design (Routes A & B) 2:1; media (mostly Route A) 3:1; performing arts (Route A) 3:1.
  • Route B applicants are more successful as this guarantees an interview and another three months for portfolio preparation.
  • Not all universities are the same. Judge for yourself and visit us on an Open Day.

Course flexibility

  • Most of our degrees are single honours, e.g. on a graphic design all your study is related to graphic design.
  • Our performing arts degrees allow you to combine theatre, fine art, music, writing and choreography.
  • Some degrees can be studied on a part-time basis.

Teaching standards

  • Art and design courses achieved the maximum 24/24 rating from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
  • Competing with over 100 other universities, the University has recently been awarded Skillset Academy status for its media courses.
  • The University runs and internal teaching qualification (PGCHE) for staff to ensure high a high teaching, learning and assessment quality.

Research standards

  • The University achieved four ratings in both History of Art, Architecture & Design and Music in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise.
  • 71% of academic staff submitted to the 2008 RAE in Music, Theatre, Choreography, Visual Performance and Performance Writing.
  • The University has hosted some 50 PhD completions, the majority involving practice-led research.

Academic strengths

  • The University specializes in Art, Design, Media and Performance.
  • Boundaries are there to be broken, so students are encouraged to push the limits of their creative thinking.

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