At Falmouth University we work in partnership with a number of specialist institutions from the UK and around the world. Our partnerships create more opportunities for students, ensuring access to cutting-edge higher education in the creative sectors.

Our carefully selected partners share our values and quality standards. They include higher, further and private education providers globally and in the UK, who offer courses at differing levels and in differing modes.

Partnership Types


Our Franchise Partners deliver Falmouth University courses either at their premises or online. Students taking part in these courses achieve a Falmouth University qualification and certificate. They are enrolled as students of Falmouth University, but the courses are delivered by our partners, allowing students to access the resources and teaching support of the partner organisation - which has been approved by Falmouth University. Our Franchise Partnerships bring new expertise and networks to students.


Our Validation Partners design courses to meet the needs of the creative sectors and prospective students, and build more learning opportunities. The courses are approved by Falmouth University and students achieve a Falmouth University qualification and certificate. They are enrolled with the partner and take part in the course at the partner’s premises or online. They also access the partner’s resources and teaching support, which have been approved by Falmouth University.

Dual/Double Degrees

Students begin their studies with either Falmouth University or a partner organisation but transfer to the other institution part-way through to complete their studies. At the end of their studies they receive awards from both Falmouth University and the partner organisation.

Articulation & Progression Partnerships

Both partnership models recognise the study undertaken at a partner institution as suitably preparing students for entry onto a Falmouth University Course. Either for entry at level 4, level 7 for postgraduate, or with advanced standing.

Articulation agreements

Articulation agreements guarantee students a place on a specified Falmouth University Course, upon successful completion of a programme of study with an approved partner.

NB: Mandatory entry requirements, such as IELTS for international students, are still required. 

Progression agreements

These recognise the successful completion of a partner programme as preparing the students academically for entry onto a Falmouth University course. However, other entry criteria such as a portfolio submission or an interview will still apply.

Our Validation and Franchise Partnerships

AMDT School of Creativity are based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and have a vision to empower creative communities with talented and motivated people, and to build impactful creative enterprises.

In partnership with Falmouth University, AMDT are running three Level 6 Top Up Degrees.


Building on Bodmin College’s extensive experience in creative digital education, our franchise partnership allows students to complete a foundation degree at the college, with the opportunity to complete a full degree by joining the college's Level 6 Top Up degree, or transferring to Falmouth for an optional third year.


Providing everything from Foundation Diplomas to Masters Degrees in Art & Design, Drama and Music, Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts continues to develop the skills and confidence of many inspiring artists and performers.

CSVPA provides a highly personalised method of learning, creating an environment in which to nurture, educate and encourage creative individuals. Students benefit from the hands-on approach and connections to the industry – including a partnership with Hearst Magazine, publishers of ELLE, ELLE Decoration, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire and Cosmopolitan.


The Central Film School offers students a practical education in fictional narrative and documentary filmmaking. We aim to give independent voices the skills and knowledge needed to tell their stories through film. We train filmmakers and screenwriters to work in the industry as soon as they graduate, both in the UK and internationally.


Providing a pathway for students who have completed their studies to level 5, this top-up degree combines the College’s skills and resources with those of the University’s Games Academy.

Through a student-centered, project-based curriculum, this one-year level 6 course enhances game production, project management, software and entrepreneurship skills to help students begin a career in this growing industry.


A place where musicians, producers, sound engineers, programmers and digital creatives come together to challenge convention and break new boundaries. Bringing together a variety of sound and digital technology specialisms across the arts and sciences, we pioneer education and research that makes society a better place.


Falmouth University are delighted to be able to offer two degrees in partnership with the world-renowned Eden Project. Combining the expertise of our Cornwall Business School with the visionary and pioneering Eden Project, this partnership offers a unique approach, with sustainability at its core.

The courses enable students to be embedded at the Eden Project throughout their studies, taking part in regular live projects, destination visits and local and global placements. Delivered as two-year accelerated degrees, students will be at the heart of the action in the attraction's busiest periods, as well as being industry-ready in just two years' time.


Supported by, and working closely with, over 130 fashion brands, the Fashion Retail Academy is deeply rooted in the UK fashion retail industry.

These degrees include highly practical, industry-focused content, an accelerated two-year study programme and unrivalled industry involvement - ranging from masterclasses to live practical projects, mentoring and exclusive internships.

The courses have been developed with input from over 50 leading global fashion retail companies. They cover the very latest skills, knowledge and insights to ensure students have the best opportunity of securing an industry role upon graduation.


Fourth Monkey's actor training offers some of the most comprehensive and contemporary training for artists entering the industry today. Their intensive approach incorporates all the relevant disciplines vital for a successful career in this ever-changing and rapidly diversifying industry.

Fourth Monkey operates centres in London and Bristol. The Monkey House in North London has purpose-built acting and dance studios, rehearsal rooms and performance space. The centre of excellence in Bristol is affectionately named the Bamboo House, to reflect the core elements of our actor training and to honour the history of the area of the city in which it resides.


As industry leaders in the field of special effects and prosthetics, Gorton Studio have collaborated with Falmouth University to deliver an intensive, practice-focused Postgraduate degree in Prosthetic Effects. Students will be gaining hands-on experience at our campus, and at the state-of-the-art facilities offered by Gorton Studio and sister company Millenium FX.

The course is designed to meet the needs of today's highly competitive prosthetics and special effects industries, allowing students to develop their own specialism whilst gaining a working knowledge of industry practice.


WaterBear offer innovative undergraduate and postgraduate degrees , designed for today's independent musicians. With a commitment to smaller class sizes, flexible course delivery and one-to-one mentoring, WaterBear represents a new, fresh approach to Higher Education.

Based in central Brighton, WaterBear is well and truly embedded amongst the creative hubbub of one of the UK's most vibrant cities. Students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the diverse culture that the city has to offer, and actively utilise rehearsal space in several of the city's independent venues.


Becoming an Academic Partner

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Progression Agreements

Some international students are unable to apply to Falmouth University if their qualification doesn’t match our international entry requirements. They can attend an international foundation course which will allow them to then apply to Falmouth University.

While we welcome applicants attending the programmes listed below, we are still expecting them to apply and provide portfolios and attend an interview where applicable. If you have any questions please email the international team on

If your qualification doesn't match our entry requirements, you can apply for study at Falmouth University if you're studying one of the following progammes at these institutions:

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