Academy of Music & Theatre Arts

Our amazing facilities comprise 11 performance and rehearsal spaces, flexible theatre space, 650 square metres of sprung dance floors, live rooms, control rooms, and digital and analogue equipment. We’re also a working venue.

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AMATA (Academy of Music & Theatre Arts) is a destination for international theatrical performances, dance groups and music acts - where you can take a realistic approach to becoming a professional performer, manager or technician.

You’ll work with industry partners like Island Records, Yamaha, Solid State Logic and RouteNote, and hear from visiting lecturers like Emma Rice and Island Records’ Darcus Beese. Alongside this real-world experience, you’ll collaborate with gaming, animation and film students, taking your work into digital and virtual environments.

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Our Performance, Music & Theatre courses

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Acting

Acting BA(Hons)

Push boundaries to become a progressive actor in a highly creative and collaborative environment. Ba...

Acting BA(Hons)
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Music practice - AMATA

CertHE Music Courses

Take your first steps towards becoming a skilled creative music artist with one of our three CertHE ...

CertHE Music Courses
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CMT

Creative Music Technology BA(Hons)

Develop the creative and technical abilities needed to thrive in the music industry. Exploring compo...

Creative Music Technology BA(Hons)
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Dance & Choreography lead image

Dance & Choreography BA(Hons)

Launch your career as a dancer and an artist with this skills-focused dance degree. You’ll train i...

Dance & Choreography BA(Hons)
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Music BA(Hons)

Prepare for a career as a professional musician with this industry-focused music degree. Based withi...

Music BA(Hons)
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Music business

Music Business BA(Hons)

Get ready to shape the music business by mastering the skills needed to manage, create and innovate....

Music Business BA(Hons)
Music Business Ma 2022
Music Business Ma 2022

Music Business MA

Ready to shape the future of the music industry? From marketing and publishing to project management...

Music Business MA
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Musical Theatre - Steve Tanner

Musical Theatre BA(Hons)

Combining training in acting, singing and dance, this practice-led degree will empower you for a car...

Musical Theatre BA(Hons)
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Shannon Rose Pop music

Popular Music BA(Hons)

Whether it’s underground or mainstream, DIY or commercial, acoustic or electric, this course is fo...

Popular Music BA(Hons)
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Sound design

Sound Design BA(Hons)

Explore the boundaries of sound and its potential to transport an audience in different contexts, fr...

Sound Design BA(Hons)
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Student working at computer

Technical Theatre Arts BA(Hons)

This course will provide you with the practical knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the exciti...

Technical Theatre Arts BA(Hons)
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Eulogeo from whose lips - Katie Butt

Theatre & Performance BA(Hons)

Embrace a world of opportunity to become an original and distinctive theatre maker and performer. As...

Theatre & Performance BA(Hons)

"I had a brilliant couple of days with the music students at Falmouth. There are some great young musicians making bold, innovative and exciting music, and some cool tutors and lecturers encouraging and challenging them."

Ed O'Brien (Radiohead)

Featured Artist Coalition Board Director & Co-Chair

Explore our performance facilities

As an AMATA student, you'll be sharing performance facilities with the likes of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Forced Entertainment, James Wilton Dance, Neil Halstead, Rei Nakamura and Graham Fitkin.

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AMATA Arts Centre events

Falmouth University's AMATA is a public arts centre venue that hosts a year-round programme of professional performances from globally touring artists, as well as local and student talent. Whether you're into live music, theatre, dance or comedy, you're sure to find something that fits the bill.

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Discover news from our community

Catherine Hillier BA Music Graduate wins a BAFTA Award

Graduate Spotlight: A journey from Falmouth University to a BAFTA Award

05 June 2024

Catherine Hiller graduated from Falmouth University with a BA in Music in 2018, and her career has s...

Graduate Spotlight: A journey from Falmouth University to a BAFTA Award
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How collaboration fuels creativity for our Dance community

10 April 2024

The regular 'Body &' events, run by the Dance & Choreography BA course team, offer students studying...

How collaboration fuels creativity for our Dance community
Photo of creative music technology BA graduate Elliot Orban, set in a circle on a green background
Elliot Orban

Creative Music Technology graduate joins one of Australia's leading media companies

27 March 2024

Elliot Orban has recently joined Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) as their Assistant Network Operation ...

Creative Music Technology graduate joins one of Australia's leading media companies
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Lecturer's show shortlisted for Cornwall Heritage Awards 2024

21 December 2023

'Re:voice', a show directed by senior lecturer Agnieszka Blonska, has been shortlisted for the Corn...

Lecturer's show shortlisted for Cornwall Heritage Awards 2024
A Child of Science
A Child of Science

A Child of Science: Falmouth Lecturer’s new play tells the brilliant story of the creation of IVF

13 November 2023

Bruntwood Prize-winning writer Gareth Farr’s new play A Child of Science tells the story of Patric...

A Child of Science: Falmouth Lecturer’s new play tells the brilliant story of the creation of IVF
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Help! I Think I'm A Nationalist

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'Help! I Think I'm a Nationalist': Show directed by Falmouth lecturer scores 5-star reviews

03 October 2023

A critically acclaimed show directed by senior lecturer Agnieszka Blonska and written and performed ...

'Help! I Think I'm a Nationalist': Show directed by Falmouth lecturer scores 5-star reviews
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Image by: Steve Tanner

‘Come Out Fighting’: Falmouth graduates star in new play from What Now Productions

29 September 2023

Acting BA(Hons) graduates star in new play exploring suppressed sexuality and homophobia within the ...

‘Come Out Fighting’: Falmouth graduates star in new play from What Now Productions
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In conversation with aspiring stand-up comedian Hayley Ashton

22 June 2023

Third-year Acting student reflects on their time at Falmouth University.

In conversation with aspiring stand-up comedian Hayley Ashton
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Harnessing technology to make live events more inclusive

05 June 2023

In May 2023, the Live Audience Accessibility & Augmentation knowledge exchange project hosted a seri...

Harnessing technology to make live events more inclusive
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Falmouth Showcase 2023: A celebration of our graduating talent

02 June 2023

Congratulations to our class of 2023!

Falmouth Showcase 2023: A celebration of our graduating talent
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Biscuits for Breakfast: Lecturer's new play makes an impact beyond the stage

09 May 2023

While writing his new play, Acting lecturer Gareth Farr began a collaboration with a local chef and ...

Biscuits for Breakfast: Lecturer's new play makes an impact beyond the stage
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Falmouth dancers join Sadler's Wells National Youth Dance company

28 April 2023

Two dancers from AMATA’s youth dance programme have joined the National Youth Dance Company. 

Falmouth dancers join Sadler's Wells National Youth Dance company
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Meet Popular Music student Ephraim Masudi - AKA Ghetto Orange

06 April 2023

Ephraim talks about his creative process, launching Orange Fest and what's on the horizon after grad...

Meet Popular Music student Ephraim Masudi - AKA Ghetto Orange
Vick Bain, Associate Lecturer for Music Business MA
Vick Bain

Challenging bias and showcasing female+ talent in the music industry

29 March 2023

In conversation with Vick Bain, founder of The F-List for Music and Falmouth University associate le...

Challenging bias and showcasing female+ talent in the music industry
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Falmouth supports Cornwall Youth Noise Orchestra

24 March 2023

Cornwall Youth Noise Orchestra is a project offering free and experimental music sessions for young ...

Falmouth supports Cornwall Youth Noise Orchestra
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The Golden Dregs

Benjamin Woods on his Cornwall-born music project The Golden Dregs

15 March 2023

We recently chatted to Falmouth graduate Benjamin Woods about his new album On Grace & Dignity, the ...

Benjamin Woods on his Cornwall-born music project The Golden Dregs
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Live from Studio K

Live from Studio K: Caitlin Pinkess and The Octets

10 February 2023

Brit School alumna Caitlin Pinkess and function band The Octets take to the Live from Studio K stage...

Live from Studio K: Caitlin Pinkess and The Octets
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Popular Music graduate signs to Blue Adventure Records

18 November 2022

2021 BA Popular Music graduate Eva Gadd has been signed by Blue Adventure Records less than two year...

Popular Music graduate signs to Blue Adventure Records
Graduate Rachel Harrison and student Ben Pisacane stand either side of Time Peake in front of backdrop that reads 'Launch our future'.
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Rachel Harrison and Ben Pisacane with Tim Peake

Falmouth pair work with Tim Peake for Spaceport Cornwall broadcast

18 November 2022

Graduate Rachel and student Ben got to work with British astronaut Tim Peake as part of the Universi...

Falmouth pair work with Tim Peake for Spaceport Cornwall broadcast
Graduate Thomas Young sitting cross-legged on a sofa with a wall of artwork and photos behind him
Thomas Young

Graduate spotlight: Reigniting your creative fire

25 October 2022

BA Musical Theatre and MA Professional Writing graduate speaks about discovering, losing and finally...

Graduate spotlight: Reigniting your creative fire