FAQs

About Falmouth

Can I combine programmes of study?

We do not currently offer combined programmes of study.

Can I study part-time or via distance learning?

Yes. We do offer some courses that are delivered part-time on campus and some that are delivered solely online for distance learners. Check the course pages to see the modes of delivery available to you.

Can I visit the campus?

Yes, we recommend you do. We encourage all prospective applicants to see our facilities first-hand and to meet our staff and students. There are two ways to do this: book a place on an open day or book a campus tour. If you visit outside of scheduled times, you are welcome to explore the campus as a visitor but it's not possible to provide tours or access to buildings without prior bookings.

How and when do I apply for accommodation?

Foundation Diploma and undergraduate students

Firstly you need to have an offer to study with us. If you've firmly accepted our offer you will be eligible to apply for student accommodation. Applications usually open in April. All eligible placeholders are emailed details to apply online. For more information please visit our accommodation pages.

Postgraduate students

Once you've firmly accepted a place to study at Falmouth, the Accommodation Office can help you find private rented accommodation to suit you, and put you in touch with other students wanting to share. A list of privately rented properties is regularly updated here.

How can I meet other Falmouth students?

If you're in the UK, you can meet our students in person at open days and UCAS fairs, campus tours and interviews, and at the Meet Your Mentor evening when you start your course.

There are also a number of opportunities to connect with Falmouth students online via our Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter to see what we're getting up to.

How can I order a prospectus?

A copy of our undergraduate prospectus or postgraduate study guide can be ordered online: Request a prospectus

How many students do you have?

Falmouth is proudly small and specialist. As of January 2012, we have just under 4,000 students enrolled across all of our courses.

What courses do you offer?

Falmouth is a specialist multi-arts institution. We offer a wide range of courses at different levels, across the disciplines of Art, Design, Media, Performance and Writing, from our further education Foundation Diploma to our postgraduate MA Creative Leadership programmes. Our research activity spans the full range of creative disciplines with a particular focus on two interdisciplinary themes: The Digital Economy and Sustainable Design.

Click on the course menu above for a full list of courses.

What do your graduates do?

Falmouth produces graduates who are employed across a wide range of creative industries. Many of our graduates go on to run their own businesses too. You'll find some of their stories here.

What facilities do you have?

We have two campuses: the Falmouth Campus in Falmouth and the Penryn Campus in neighbouring Penryn. Please check the course pages to see where your course is located and the facilities on offer to you.

Falmouth has dedicated studio spaces for each course, a specialist art, fashion and graphic design library, IT suites equipped with industry-standard software, a state-of-the-art Fashion Studio and an outdoor sculpture canopy. It has an on-site bar, refectory and art shop.

Penryn is home to our specialist Performance Centre, Design Centre, Media Centre, Photography Centre, Digital Animation Studio and the Academy for Innovation & Research.

Glasney Student Village is also on-site, shared with the University of Exeter Cornwall Campus, as is the Stannary, a refectory, bar and live events venue, the Exchange and Learning Resource Centre, the student shop and the sports centre.

What student accommodation do you offer?

Falmouth offers a variety of student accommodation. Some of it is on-campus at Tremough or off-campus in Falmouth and Penryn. Foundation students live at Tuke House in central Falmouth, while the majority of first year undergraduates live on-campus in Glasney Student Village at Tremough. Second and third years and postgraduate students usually prefer to rent private student houses in the local area. For more information please visit our accommodation pages.

What support is there for students?

Before you arrive, the mentoring scheme will connect you with current students and answer any questions you might have. New undergraduates are assigned a student mentor from the second year of your course, to help you find your feet. International students are supported by an orientation programme when you first arrive, to help you settle in.

Once you're here, the Accommodation & Welfare team can provide free, confidential advice with any problem, large or small. Our student union (FXU) also provides impartial support for a wide range of welfare, financial or academic issues.

Financial support is available for UK undergraduates in the form of government tuition fee loans and maintenance loans, with additional means-tested maintenance grants for those who qualify. Falmouth also offers a range of bursaries and scholarships such as the Falmouth Bursary and the National Scholarship Programme (NSP), for eligible Cornish students joining us in 2013. For details on financial support, please see our funding pages or visit the DirectGov student finance website.

It's our aim for you to have the best possible experience at Falmouth, to make the most of your course and fulfil your potential. For more information on any of our services, please visit our student support pages.

When are your open days?

We run open days throughout the year. Open days are often fully booked so please make sure you reserve a place early. We also run campus tours during term time on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Where is Falmouth University?

We are located in Cornwall, on the south west coast of England. We have two campuses within four miles of each other: the Falmouth Campus in Falmouth itself and the Penryn Campus in neighbouring Penryn. We are approximately five hours by train from London, two hours from Exeter and about an hour from Plymouth.

For more detailed travel directions, see: How to find us