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 them 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, their research and innovation shapes their teaching and the world we live in. Their national and international partnerships provide opportunity for business and students alike. Through their students they nurture and release creative capital. It benefits them as well as the world. For more than 100 years Falmouth University has been challenging creativity. Through it, they are redefining creative education and making a vital contribution to the resurgence of the local and global economies.
I am proud to be a student here. We are given the support as well as the chance to show our potential and shine, as there is so much opportunity around.
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Teaching Excellence Framework Award (TEF)
Falmouth has been ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the new classification of degree teaching standards.
BSc(Hons) Computing for Games
Computing technology has changed our lives; not only in the way we work and communicate but also in the way we play games. Harness the elements of computer science and apply them to the particular challenges and opportunities presented by digital games. Designed in close collaboration with the games industry, BSc(Hons) Computing for Games at Falmouth will help you to develop the programming skills that you need to make games. You'll receive practical experience as a member of our creative community, collaborating with students from every discipline of game development in our Games Academy studios.
BA(Hons) Sportswear Design
Studying Sportswear Design will put you at the heart of one of the fastest growth arenas in fashion. Design companies, manufacturers and retailers are diversifying into the sports apparel area and Sportswear Design is one of very few UK courses offering specialised training to address this expanding market.
BA(Hons) Fashion Design
Created in collaboration with leading professionals, Fashion at Falmouth enables you to develop the technical and creative edge to design original, inspiring collections. Fiercely destination oriented, we prepare you for a career in fashion by nurturing your development through the design, development and making of real clothing, conceived with innovation.
Being an entrepreneur is both an art and a science so it makes sense to learn your craft at Falmouth, a creative University. Here you’ll learn business skills and how to apply them by starting and growing an innovative business based on spotting, validating and implementing opportunities. You’ll develop as a creative, capable and well connected team entrepreneur with the confidence and courage to realise your ambitions. This course is applicable to those wishing to seek employment as well as those wanting to start their own business or social enterprise.
Student Life in Falmouth
The environment in and around Falmouth University couldn't be better. The campuses have a very special atmosphere. The Falmouth campus meanders through a valley garden and provides the perfect venue for thinking, making, and doing. The Penryn Campus houses a fusion of arts and sciences in its state-of-the-art facilities. Student life beyond is every bit as inspiring.
FXU Students' Union clubs and societies provide a vibrant and eclectic social life. However, you won't just be part of the University community but the local community too. Beyond the University, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay and the marina provide an insight into the geography and history of the town. The cultural legacy of Falmouth itself is legendary. The cafes, bars and micro-breweries are the best in the county. You'll find the quirky, alternative and stimulating. Above all, the town provides a nightlife, day-life and work, rest and play that are second to none. It doesn't stop there. The great outdoors, the Cornish coast and a landscape that has energised creative people for centuries are all right on your doorstep. In surveys Falmouth University ranks highly for student experience, not just within the UK but also across the world.
Fal Surf aims to get everyone in the water - from the experienced to the absolute beginner. It's all about having a good time and meeting people with the same interest. They have over 250 members, making us the biggest sports club on campus. For £15 a year, members receive a club T-shirt, free use of equipment (Boards & Car Racks), invites to fortnightly socials and discounts in local surf shops.
Memory Cafes have been set up all over the country to help bring people with dementia and their carers together to enjoy an afternoon of chatting, activities and food. Here in Falmouth we run a Memory Cafe at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Western Terrace (just off the Woodlane roundabout) on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 2-4pm.
The Events Society is aimed towards helping fund and put on student lead events for help with putting on gigs to attend festivals and getting involved in events happening in and out of Cornwall. We also aim to put on training sessions where students can learn valuable new skills to expand your experience, as well as have trips.
FXU Sailing Club is for Falmouth and Exeter students of all abilities and levels of sailing experience. We aim to combine teaching and further educate sailors as well as take students out for a good day's sail in the great Cornish weather. The club owns a J24 yacht, three laser Picos, one Laser, one Laser 2 Regatta and a 40hp RIB. They base their activities at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth.
Love to dive? Love to learn? Hate spending lots of money? EFU BSAC is a University student run Scuba Diving club which welcomes members from all areas. The EFU BSAC club aims to bring young divers together to dive frequently as a community and progress in their training for the cheapest possible price. With several members of the club qualified instructors all training is done through us.
Rail companies operate regular services to Truro from all major British cities. The service from London Paddington to Truro normally takes just over four hours. Change at Truro for branch line services to Falmouth and Penryn. From Truro, the journey times are approximately 20 minutes to Falmouth Town, and 15 minutes to Penryn. If you are arriving at London Gatwick airport, it is possible to travel to Falmouth by train via Reading. This cuts out the need to travel across London on the underground. Car ferry and passenger services to France and Spain sail from Plymouth, which is easily reached by car or by train from Falmouth.
Open Days and Contact Details
We hold a number of open days throughout the year to give you the chance to meet current students and staff, and experience our campuses and facilities. To find out when the next Open Day is, please take a look at the Open Day Calendar.
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