Falmouth University has been a hub of creative thinking and design innovation for over 100 years. Today, its portfolio of courses covers the breadth of the creative industries, from art, design and fashion, to gaming, music and film. Based across two campuses, students have access to professional-standard creative facilities.

Town Centre
Town Centre

In or close to the centre of a town


In or close to the countryside


On the coast, near the sea


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site


Specialises in a single subject area, or a small range of subjects

UCAS Code: F33

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 93%
  • Postgraduate 7%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 95%
  • Part Time 5%

Where students come from

  • UK 89%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 5%

Student gender

  • Male 41%
  • Female 59%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • Offering extensive collections on both campuses, Falmouth's two libraries provide a wealth of digital resources, magazines, specialist material and journals. Students have access to over 30,000 titles on DVD and streamed content, image banks, news archives, business and creative databases, e-books and e-journals.
  • The Penryn campus library is open 24/7 throughout the term, with a supportive team of librarians, technicians and archivists. Students benefit from a range of study spaces including group study rooms, quiet study spaces and open plan areas with Wi-Fi throughout.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Student jobs

  • Falmouth's Employability Service can help students find local part-time work and casual jobs, regularly posted on a students' jobs board.
  • Students can also work as student ambassadors where they can get involved with projects and events in the local community, represent the university at open days and higher education fairs, give campus tours and support a huge variety of other events within the institution.

Careers advice

  • From day one students can access support from Falmouth Employability, a key service for professional development through graduation and beyond. 
  • Students can personally visit the Employability team at both campuses for careers advice and guidance. Support includes help with finding part-time work while at university, placement and internship opportunities, as well as advice with CVs, applications, interviews, freelance work and starting a business.
  • Falmouth also offers opportunities to study or work abroad as part of a degree. The Erasmus and Study Abroad team can support students in planning this enriching experience.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Health services

  • All students are advised to register with a local GP practice. Students who live in Penryn can register with Penryn Surgery, which offers daily appointments at the Penryn campus during term-time. For those in Falmouth, there are several surgeries, the closest just a minute's walk from the Falmouth campus.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • Mental health and well-being support is available whenever students need it. Mental health practitioners and professionally trained counsellors can help in all sorts of areas, including phobias, self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, abuse, bereavement, conflict with others, relationships and anything else to do with well-being.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Disability support

  • Accessibility advisers offer advice, support and assistance for students with disabilities and long-term health conditions, and with specific learning differences including dyslexia and dyspraxia. Dyslexia skills tutors help develop students' study skills and make the most of their learning strengths.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Other services and facilities

  • Falmouth's ASK: Academic Skills team provides advice on the skills required for academic study. Advisers can talk to students about everything from essay writing and time management to giving presentations and planning, researching and writing dissertations.
  • Student mentors are trained second or third year students from every course. Every new undergraduate student has a student mentor, acting as a friendly face and point of contact for any questions they may have during their first year at Falmouth.
  • The multifaith chaplaincy provides pastoral and spiritual care and conversation for students of all faiths and none. The chaplaincy provides spaces on campus for prayer, meditation and quiet.
  • Course facilities include performance and recording studios, professional-standard photography facilities, cutting-edge digital manufacturing technology and a TV studio and gallery.

Students' Union

  • Known as FXU, Falmouth's Students' Union is shared with the University of Exeter in Cornwall.
  • FXU provides support, advice, entertainment, parties and opportunities for volunteering and fundraising.
  • FXU runs over 100 clubs and societies from cheerleading and sea swimming to Quidditch and Kung Fu. Find out more on the FXU website.


  • Established in 1902 as Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth University has grown to become a digital creative hub, with an expanding network of partners in the UK and overseas.
  • Falmouth University attained full university status in 2012.

Fascinating Fact

  • World-renowned performer and writer, Dawn French is Falmouth University's Chancellor – a role that includes her giving out students' graduation certificates.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Tom Raffield – designer and maker.
  • Alex Turvey – film director.
  • Rex Crowle – game designer and animation director.
  • Azi Farni – journalist.
  • Tim Shaw – sculptor.
  • Tacita Dean – visual artist.
  • Hew Locke – visual artist.
  • Toby Haynes – TV director.
  • Hugh Pym – journalist.
  • Ben Rivers – film maker.


Falmouth University, Falmouth Campus, Woodlane, Falmouth, TR11 4RH