Falmouth University



Falmouth, England



Total Students

5,385 (2016)

QS Ranking (2023)


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Particular: Details

Location: Falmouth and Penryn

Established: 1902

Total Students: 6,850

Percentage of International Students: 15%

  • Falmouth University (Cornish: PennskolAberfala) is a specialist University for the creative industries based in Falmouth and Penryn, Cornwall, England. Founded as the Falmouth School of Art in 1902, it has previously been known as Falmouth College of Art and Design and then Falmouth College of Arts before it received degree-awarding powers, and the right to use the title “University College”, in March 2005.
  • On 9 December 2012, the University College was officially granted full university status by the Privy Council.
  • 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.
  • As of 1 March 2005, Falmouth College of Arts became University College Falmouth, the only independent Higher Education institution based in Cornwall able to offer degrees in its own name.
  • Falmouth School of Art & Design became Falmouth College of Arts to signify its recognition of media as an arts subject. From 1992, the College’s awards were accredited by the University of Plymouth.

Phone- 01326 370460

Mail- studentservices@fxplus.ac.uk

The university treats students with utmost priority. The well being of the students are considered really important hence,

  • one on one seminar are available.
  • Private tutors are also available.
  • People with disability have different staff and facilities
National rankings
Complete (2020)[20]107
Guardian (2020)[21]74
Times / Sunday Times (2020)[22]96
British Government assessment
Teaching Excellence Framework[23]Silver


  • Ocean View
  • Maritime Studios
  • Tuke House
  • Carrick View
  • Penryn
  • Glasney Student Village
  • Packsaddle Hill
Find more at- https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/accommodation/halls-of-residence

Falmouth Campus- Falmouth Campus is the university’s main administrative hub and is the main centre for the Schools of Art, Design and Fashion. It is home to the courses of BA(Hons)Fashion Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Performance Sportswear Design, Sustainable Product Design and Public Relations, and provides facilities for MA Creative Advertising and MA Illustration: Authorial Practice. Due to the projected high intake for September 2012, the campus underwent changes to accommodate this, with the first floor of the library being converted into BA Graphic Design studios following denial of planning permission to build upon the already existing graphic design department building.

Penryn Campus- Penryn Campus was originally acquired by Falmouth College of Arts in 1998. The seventy-acre site was formerly a convent school for the community. Falmouth approached both the University of Plymouth and the University of Exeter to see if they would show any interest in setting up a combined university campus, both showed an interest but Plymouth withdrew. The newly built campus opened in 2004 with the completion of the Daphne du Maurier building and first phase of student accommodation, and has seen significant growth in student numbers and facilities in the last eight years. Penryn Campus is the hub of the Combined Universities in Cornwall project, intending to improve the amount and quality of further and higher education available in Cornwall.

Dartington Campus- The University College acquired its Dartington Campus in Totnes when it took over the administration of Dartington College of Arts in 2008 creating a third campus. The college later decided to close the campus and merge the students with its own student body in Penryn and Falmouth. A Performance Arts Centre was opened in 2010 and the Dartington Campus was closed, other courses merged straight into the already existing Falmouth courses. Traces of Dartington can be found at Penryn in various forms. These include the Dartington Society, Dartington colours throughout the Performance Centre and the inclusion of Dartington College’s name under the Falmouth logo. It was announced in October 2012 that Bicton College will be taking over the Dartington Campus grounds.

Henry Scott Tuke House- Henry Scott Tuke House is 12 blocks of student purpose built accommodation opened in 1999. It is named after one of Falmouth’s famous painters, Henry Scott Tuke. It provides accommodation for 156 primarily students studying at the Falmouths Campus.

  • Laurence Anholt, visual artist
  • Luisa Baldini, newsreader and presenter
  • Stewart Brown, poet, artist and writer
  • Rex Crowle, BAFTA-winning game developer [30]
  • Tacita Dean, visual artist
  • SarindarDhaliwal, visual artist
  • Lorna Dunkley, TV presenter
  • Jago children’s book illustrator[31]
  • John Dyer (painter), visual artist
  • Liz Fuller, actress
  • Gunnar Garfors, CEO and president
  • Neil Harbisson, cyborg activist and artist
  • Toby Haynes, TV director
  • Ben Howard, singer (did not graduate) [32]
  • CoseiKawa, Illustrator
  • Hew Locke, visual artist
  • Sophie Long, news presenter
  • David Manley (artist), visual artist
  • Paul McGowan (artist), visual artist
  • Bob Moran, cartoonist
  • Hugh O’Donnell (artist), visual artist
  • Hugh Pym, broadcaster
  • Alex Randall, lighting design
  • Ben Rivers, film maker
  • Keith Salmon, visual artist
  • Tim Shaw (sculptor), visual artist
  • David Tremlett, visual artist
  • Julie Umerle, visual artist
  • Kelly Warman, film maker
  • Gerard Woodward, novelist and poet
  • Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, visual artist
  • Tom Raffield, Furniture and lighting designer
  • Lily Somerville and Megan Markwick of IDER, singer-songwriter duo

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