Careers & Employability

Your Creative Future

At Falmouth we want to ensure all our graduates have great careers. With employability support from the moment you apply and for the rest of your life, we are always on hand to support your future.

From on-course placements, to post-graduation careers advice, whether you choose to go straight into employment or want to start your own business, we help make your transition from student to professional as smooth and effective as possible.

Our staff are practicing professionals and all our courses have excellent relationships with industry, giving you opportunities to make valuable contacts, hear from inspirational visiting speakers, work on live briefs, go on study trips, and set up work placements or internships.

Falmouth graduates are employed in diverse roles around the globe. Check out the career opportunities on the course pages for more information on what our graduates are doing.

Placements and work experience

Placements are integral to most of our courses and stepping up to the experience of life in the workplace will help you to grow your expertise and confidence, as well as develop your employability skills in a real-world environment.

Our well-connected staff and the employability team are here to help you get great work placements. We work with you through your course, individual appointments, and seminars. A team of careers consultants can assist you in planning your career, practice job interviews, CV writing, portfolios and more.

As a Falmouth student, you can book an appointment by visiting the Career Zone in The Exchange, or online via our Career Hub

Postgraduate Placements Cornwall

Postgraduate Placements Cornwall gives eligible postgraduate students paid work placements with businesses in Cornwall.

Students on the scheme receive a minimum of £1,350 for the duration of the work placement, which can be organised to fit around your studies.

Visit the Postgrad Cornwall website or speak to a placement coordinator in the Career Zone for more information.

Live briefs

Two agencies housed within Falmouth's courses offer students real industry work on briefs for local, national and international clients.

  • The Agency is located within the BA(Hons) Illustration studio and uses the talent of staff and students to meet the illustrative needs of local, national and international businesses. For more information visit The Agency website
  • Cartel Photos is an agency run by students and alumni from the BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography course. Cartel Photos delivers images covering everything from local news stories, events and PR shoots to editorial and reportage content. For more information visit the Cartel Photos website

Visiting speakers

Our reputation for quality has attracted many leading lights to Falmouth, be it as guest speakers, to attend conferences and symposiums or simply to be inspired by our vibrant programme of exhibitions. Visit our course pages for more details of recent and upcoming guest lectures.

Our Visiting Professors Lecture Series brings international speakers of the highest calibre to Falmouth to share their ideas and insights with students, staff and the wider public. Visiting professors include Michael Grandage the award-winning artistic director of the Michael Grandage Company and formerly the Donmar Warehouse, Turner Prize-shortlisted artist Cornelia Parker, celebrated poet Simon Armitage, and writer Deborah Levy. All the lectures are free and open to the public.

Full details of our visiting professors and a list of upcoming events

Software training

From short courses to full qualifications, our software trainers are here to give you the skills businesses expect. Falmouth offers a wide range of IT training courses and learning resources, as well as qualifications including Microsoft (MOS) and Adobe Certified Associate (ACA).

Current students can access the latest courses on the Career Hub

Alumni

We like to stay in touch with our graduates and many of them come back to share their experiences with students. Through specific alumni events and guest speakers we continue to develop links between our students and our alumni.

Browse our alumni profiles to see how studying at Falmouth helped our graduates to further their careers, or visit our alumni section

Start ups

With Falmouth graduates being six-times more likely than the national average to work for themselves, we take self-employment very seriously. With dedicated support to enable you to make the transition from studying to self-employment, you can get advice, skills and training to support your professional aspirations.

As a Falmouth student, you can view the latest sessions by visiting the Career Zone, or online via the Career Hub

Contact us

Pop in to the Career Zone for our well stocked careers library, comfy seats and friendly faces.

Career Zone, Ground Floor, The Exchange
Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn TR10 9FE

Creative Futures Office
Falmouth Campus, Woodlane, Falmouth TR11 4RH

Tel: 01326 253735
Email: creative.futures@falmouth.ac.uk
Web: careerhub.falmouth.ac.uk

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