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.

Academy of Music & Theatre Arts at Falmouth University

Our Performance, Music & Theatre courses

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A group of acting students on stage

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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CERT HE - AMATA 2023

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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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 BA(Hons)

Launch your career as a dancer and celebrate your unique potential as an artist with this skills-foc...

Dance & Choreography BA(Hons)
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Music - 2023

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 BA(Hons)

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 - 2023

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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Popular Music - 2023

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 - 2023

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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Technical Theatre Arts BA(Hons)

Begin your career in the technical theatre arts and get valuable, hands-on experience of the perform...

Technical Theatre Arts BA(Hons)
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Theatre & Performance - 2023

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

Upcoming events at AMATA

Jazz singer Cleveland Watkiss performance
Cleveland Watkiss

Tue 20 Sep 2022

19:30 (Doors open 19:15)

Cleveland Watkiss: The Great Jamaican Songbook

AMATA

One of the greatest male jazz singers, Cleveland Watkiss, will be celebrating Jamaica’s long histo...

Cleveland Watkiss: The Great Jamaican Songbook
Sam Nancarrow and Olly Hudson-Wood: Dark Villages (Work in Progress)
Sam Nancarrow and Olly Hudson-Wood: Dark Villages (Work in Progress)

Wed 28 Sep 2022

19:30

Sam Nancarrow and Olly Hudson-Wood: Dark Villages (Work in Progress)

AMATA

Dark Villages captures life at the centre of the living and housing crisis. Prospects are bleak, yet...

Sam Nancarrow and Olly Hudson-Wood: Dark Villages (Work in Progress)
Lea Anderson: Shuffle
Lea Anderson: Shuffle

Sat 08 Oct 2022

19:30

Lea Anderson: Shuffle

AMATA

Casting you, the audience, as voting club-goers, Shuffle invites you to join our dance floor democra...

Lea Anderson: Shuffle
Luke Kempner
Luke Kempner

Wed 12 Oct 2022

19:30

Luke Kempner: Macho Macho Man

AMATA

Macho Macho Man follows Luke’s previous show House of Faces, which sold out at the Edinburgh F...

Luke Kempner: Macho Macho Man
Seamus Carey: Help! I Think I'm A Nationalist
Seamus Carey: Help! I Think I'm A Nationalist 2

Fri 14 Oct 2022

19:30

Seamus Carey: Help! I Think I'm A Nationalist

AMATA

He's watched a wave of gentrification sweep through his rural home town. There's nowhere to live, ye...

Seamus Carey: Help! I Think I'm A Nationalist
Speak Up! Act Out! Rebel Boob
Speak Up! Act Out! Rebel Boob

Sat 22 Oct 2022

19:30

Speak Up! Act Out! Rebel Boob

AMATA

Using interviews of women with a primary diagnosis as a starting point, this is a post verbatim mult...

Speak Up! Act Out! Rebel Boob
Prototype Theater: Dead Cats
Prototype Theater: Dead Cats

Wed 26 Oct 2022

19:30

Prototype Theater: Dead Cats

AMATA

Dead Cats is part of Proto-type’s critically acclaimed Truth to Power Project – a socially engag...

Prototype Theater: Dead Cats
SAY - The Album
SAY - The Album

Sat 29 Oct 2022

19:30

SAY - The Album

AMATA

Dancers Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui celebrate the joy and innocence of making up dances to popula...

SAY - The Album
Sound of the Sirens
Sound of the Sirens

Fri 04 Nov 2022

19:30 (Doors at 19:15)

Sound of the Sirens: Damage Control Tour 'Stripped Acoustic'

AMATA

Sound of the Sirens are a singer-songwriting duo based in Exeter, Devon comprising of Abbe Martin & ...

Sound of the Sirens: Damage Control Tour 'Stripped Acoustic'
Ad Infinitum: Beautiful Evil Things production photo
Ad Infinitum: Beautiful Evil Things

Wed 09 Nov 2022

19:30

Ad Infinitum: Beautiful Evil Things

AMATA

Beautiful Evil Things is a new, high-energy, one woman show from Ad Infinitum combining physical sto...

Ad Infinitum: Beautiful Evil Things
Emilyn Claid Untitled
Emilyn Claid Untitled

Sat 12 Nov 2022

19:30

Emilyn Claid: Untitled

AMATA

milyn Claid, queer dance artist in her 7th decade, presents a new solo performance developed in coll...

Emilyn Claid: Untitled
N'famady Kouyate performing
N'famady Kouyate

Sat 19 Nov 2022

19:30 (19:15)

N’famady Kouyaté

AMATA

N’famady Kouyaté is a young energetic master musician from Guinea (Conakry), who relocated to Car...

N’famady Kouyaté
The Four Seasons production
James Wilton Dance / The Four Seasons

Sat 28 Jan 2023

19:30

James Wilton Dance: The Four Seasons

AMATA

James Wilton Dance, one of Europe’s most in demand dance companies, presents The Four Seasons. Usi...

James Wilton Dance: The Four Seasons

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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News

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Pedal workshop

Lecturer to Chair new Cornwall Music Education Hub

09 June 2022

A consortium led by Community Interest Company (CIC) ASONE Perform has been granted funding of more ...

Lecturer to Chair new Cornwall Music Education Hub
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Kalev

Student secures internship with legendary recording studio

07 June 2022

Second year Creative Music Technology BA(Hons) student Kalev Villem has secured an internship at leg...

Student secures internship with legendary recording studio
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Viva new

“Nothing’s ever wasted.” Rising star Mog Jones discusses lessons learnt on creativity

30 May 2022

For someone who describes herself as “quite reserved and nervous”, Mog Jones is making some bold...

“Nothing’s ever wasted.” Rising star Mog Jones discusses lessons learnt on creativity
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Sketch

Interior Design students create concept designs for AMATA

18 May 2022

Two second-year Interior Design BA(Hons) students have teamed up to create concept designs for an ex...

Interior Design students create concept designs for AMATA
Kelly Morris on stage playing the bass guitar
Six bassist

From Falmouth to the West End

12 April 2022

Popular Music graduate Kelly has landed her dream role as a bassist for Six the Musical. In Augus...

From Falmouth to the West End
Simon Harvey and Isobel McArthur pose with their Olivier Award
Simon and Isobel

Olivier Award win for Associate Lecturer Simon Harvey

11 April 2022

Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort Of), co-directed by Associate Lecturer Simon Harvey, has won Best ente...

Olivier Award win for Associate Lecturer Simon Harvey
Fresh from Falmouth September
Fresh From Falmouth September

Fresh From Falmouth: March Edition

30 March 2022

After a brief hiatus, Fresh From Falmouth returns with even more exciting stories from our wonderful...

Fresh From Falmouth: March Edition
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Ned Siuipy_Sink the Show

Photo of Sink the Show event at Printworks 

From frontman to backstage guru: Meet Technical Theatre Arts graduate Ned Siuipy

17 February 2022

From starring in a pop band in Lithuania to a backstage lighting role at London’s biggest ...

From frontman to backstage guru: Meet Technical Theatre Arts graduate Ned Siuipy
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Live From Studio K 4 Feb 2022 V2

AMATA’s Live from Studio K sessions are back

15 February 2022

Live from Studio K kicks off its spring line-up with three-piece band Rayne, comprised of Popular Mu...

AMATA’s Live from Studio K sessions are back
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The Soundery

The Soundery: Graduates making big sounds for big brands

02 February 2022

Graduates Luke Brown and Liam Iliffe set up their audio composition agency The Soundery in 2017. Tod...

The Soundery: Graduates making big sounds for big brands
Graduate DJ Daisy Moon at the decks with another woman.
Daisy Moon

Graduate DJ speaks to BBC Radio 6 Music about the Bristol club scene

27 January 2022

Music alumni Daisy Moon is now a staple of the Bristol DJ scene. On 15 January, she spoke to Gilles ...

Graduate DJ speaks to BBC Radio 6 Music about the Bristol club scene
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Enhancement Week gives AMATA students access to industry expertise

27 January 2022

Accent classes with a renowned coach, accredited unarmed combat sessions and intensive dance worksho...

Enhancement Week gives AMATA students access to industry expertise
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Hockeysmith

Popular Music graduate takes The Guardian Playlist top spot

02 December 2021

BA Popular Music graduate Annie Hockey-Smith, who makes fascinating techno-infused tunes under the m...

Popular Music graduate takes The Guardian Playlist top spot
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Dom Mckiernan

Falmouth graduate joins Stink Films as music video executive producer

23 September 2021

BA(Hons) Popular Music graduate Dom Mckiernan has joined the independent production network Stink Fi...

Falmouth graduate joins Stink Films as music video executive producer
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I Am Not Kanye West Poster Portrait 1

AMATA hosts Cornish companies for The Edinburgh Fringe

28 July 2021

Falmouth's Academy of Music & Theatre Arts (AMATA) is delighted to announce the line-up for The ...

AMATA hosts Cornish companies for The Edinburgh Fringe
Kyma New 2
Kyma New 2

Students swap Italy for Falmouth to follow music career dreams

28 May 2021

Second-year Creative Music Technology students Giulia, Giosuè and Andrea – aka electro-pop group ...

Students swap Italy for Falmouth to follow music career dreams
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Resized Drag

AMATA to live stream performances at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

17 May 2021

In partnership with Pleasance Theatre Trust, Falmouth University’s live performance venue AMA...

AMATA to live stream performances at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
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Dr D Ferrett Profile Image

Lecturer establishes historic Royal Musical Association study group

16 February 2021

Dr D Ferrett, Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, has become one of four academics to form the Popular...

Lecturer establishes historic Royal Musical Association study group
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Dance & Choreography graduate produces 2020 Rhythms

12 January 2021

Commissioned by East London Dance through their The Fi.ELD (Future Innovators. East London Dance) pr...

Dance & Choreography graduate produces 2020 Rhythms
Future Void
Future Void

New album released by music lecturer Norah Lorway

18 December 2020

Award-winning Creative Music Technology lecturer Dr Norah Lorway has released her latest album Futur...

New album released by music lecturer Norah Lorway