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.
Situated in Clapham in the heart of South London, ACM London is a microcosm of the music industry. With performers, producers, songwriters, artists and business entrepreneurs all under one roof.
ACM London is a college of Falmouth University and the newly renovated, centrally located campus offers industry connected courses enhanced through their relationship with Metropolis music studios.
Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME) was established for serious musicians who want a long-term, professional career in modern music.
The courses are designed to provide academic qualifications, as well as strong musical foundations, leading to long and sustained careers in the music industry. The institute offers two-year accelerated degrees, and four-year part-time degrees, delivered wholly online. These courses are for committed musicians and enterprising individuals who wish to excel in the professional music industry and want the freedom to choose where and when to study.
BA (Hons) Creative Music Performance – JTC Guitar (full-time, 2-year accelerated / part-time, 4-year)
BA (Hons) Creative Music Performance – Drums (full-time, 2-year accelerated / part-time, 4-year)
BA (Hons) Creative Songwriting (full-time, 2-year accelerated / part-time, 4-year)
BA (Hons) Music Entrepreneurship (full-time, 2-year accelerated / part-time, 4-year)
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.
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.
Building on the 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 transferring to Falmouth for an optional third year.
Successful completion of the FdA Digital Media provides the basis for admission into Level 6 on the following Falmouth University courses:
Other entry criteria will still apply, such as a portfolio submission or an interview.
We also have a progression partnership for the college’s level 3 students.
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.
Successful completion of the College’s FdA Games Design and Production has been assessed as providing the experience and knowledge suitable for admission into Level 6 of the University’s BA (Hons) Game Development. Other entry criteria such as a portfolio submission or an interview will still apply.
Students can apply for the BA through UCAS, and select ‘level 6’. To find out more, speak with your tutor or contact the University’s admissions team on 01326 213730.
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA) offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Fine Arts. Successful completion of the Arts International Programme provides the basis for admission into Level 4 of the University’s courses. Other entry criteria such as a portfolio submission or an interview will still apply.
Students can apply to the courses through UCAS.
Founded in 1928 as the first art academy with complete academic programmes in China, China Academy of Art has a mission to revitalise Chinese art. It is in active dialogue with the world and has great influence in the development of modern and contemporary art in China.
Successful completion of the Arts International Programme provides the basis for admission into Level 4 of the University’s courses. However, other entry criteria such as a portfolio submission or an interview will still apply.
Students can apply to the courses through UCAS.
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.
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 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.
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.
Becoming an Academic Partner
The Product Development team is responsible for developing our portfolio of partnerships. If you would like to join our growing list of partners or would like more information about partnering with Falmouth University, please contact:
Head of Product Innovation & Development