School of Communication

With the chance to work on live briefs while you study, the opportunity to collaborate across the creative sector and industry-leading guest speakers and Writers in Residence, the School of Communication gives tomorrow’s storytellers the insights, skills and confidence to succeed across an exciting range of professions.    

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From advertising, marketing and graphic design to creative writing, publishing and journalism – studying with us means you’ll work on live briefs and learn from industry experts like Rory Sutherland and Simon Armitage, as well as Writers in Residence including Alice Oswald and Lionel Shriver.

Through access to industry contacts like these, incredible facilities and opportunities for placements with the likes of the BBC, Condé Nast and global advertising agencies, you’ll be challenged, inspired and raring to begin your career.

The School of Communication at Falmouth University

Our Communication courses

Comedy Writing Ma 2022
Comedy Writing Ma 2022

Comedy Writing MA (Online)

Get the skills, tools and industry insights to push your projects to the top of the commissioning ed...

Comedy Writing MA (Online)
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Communication Design MA

Work in an interdisciplinary studio environment, where designing and communicating meaningful and ef...

Communication Design MA
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Creative Advertising - 2023

Creative Advertising BA(Hons)

Pitching, hustling, scribbling, protesting, researching, writing, experimenting, crafting and – mo...

Creative Advertising BA(Hons)
Creative Advertising Ma 2022
Creative Advertising Ma 2022

Creative Advertising MA

Build your capabilities as a strategically minded advertising creative. You’ll enter an intensive ...

Creative Advertising MA
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Creative Writing - 2023

Creative Writing BA(Hons)

Experiment with all forms of writing to find your passion and develop your writing voice. Explore au...

Creative Writing BA(Hons)
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Creative Writing BA(Hons) (Online)

Whether you dream of penning novels, writing for games, creating compelling digital campaigns or wri...

Creative Writing BA(Hons) (Online)
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English & CW - 2023

English & Creative Writing BA(Hons)

Join a celebration of literature and writing. You’ll read critically and widely, learning about hi...

English & Creative Writing BA(Hons)
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Graphic Design BA(Hons)

With an emphasis on design thinking and crafting big ideas beautifully, this Graphic Design degree i...

Graphic Design BA(Hons)
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Graphic Design Ma 2022

Graphic Design MA/PGDip (online)

Whether building upon traditional fields or responding to new or emergent media, audiences and marke...

Graphic Design MA/PGDip (online)
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Illustration students

Integrated Foundation Year BA/BSc(Hons)

Explore your creativity and expand your professional skills by entering the creative industries on a...

Integrated Foundation Year BA/BSc(Hons)
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Journalism & CW - 2023

Journalism and Creative Writing BA(Hons)

Kick-start your career as a writer, learning how to analyse, practise and publish all forms of journ...

Journalism and Creative Writing BA(Hons)
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Journalism Ma 2022

Journalism MA (Online)

In a rapidly changing world, where people have never been more connected or content-hungry, agile th...

Journalism MA (Online)
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Marketing and Digital Communications MA (Online)

Become a master strategist and innovative creator. Immerse yourself in the ever-evolving landscape o...

Marketing and Digital Communications MA (Online)
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Marketing Communications - 2023

Marketing Communications BA(Hons)

With new technologies constantly emerging, always-on audiences, and businesses increasingly focused ...

Marketing Communications BA(Hons)
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Media Production - 2023

Media Production BA(Hons)

An exciting and market-driven fusion of filmmaking, advertising and journalism, this Media Productio...

Media Production BA(Hons)
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Professional Writing MA

Develop the skills to forge a successful career in professional writing. You’ll learn to craft fic...

Professional Writing MA
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Writing for Script & Screen MA/PGDip (online)

This course is designed to equip you with the writing skills, industry knowhow, professional skills ...

Writing for Script & Screen MA/PGDip (online)

Writers in Residence programme

Falmouth's Writers in Residence programme offers students the opportunity to work with leading writers in both prose and poetry. Previous Writers in Residence have included Matt Haig, Xan Brooks and Alice Oswald.

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News

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Showcase 2022

The Falmouth Showcase is coming: 21-26 May 2022

10 May 2022

Hungry for inspiration? On the hunt for fresh talent? Discover our next generation of incredible cre...

The Falmouth Showcase is coming: 21-26 May 2022
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Rosie Smith

The module leader banishing the buzzwords around creative storytelling in marketing

09 May 2022

Rosie Smith is an award-winning writer, journalist and copywriter, and leads the Creative Digital St...

The module leader banishing the buzzwords around creative storytelling in marketing
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Dr Kit Chapman

Storytelling and science journalism: in conversation with Dr Kit Chapman

07 April 2022

Dr Kit Chapman shares how his award-winning science journalism practice and zeal for storytelling ar...

Storytelling and science journalism: in conversation with Dr Kit Chapman
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Abigail Edge

Journalism tutor invited to deliver talk at International Journalism Festival

30 March 2022

Award-winning journalist and features writer Abigail Edge, an online tutor on our MA Journalism (Onl...

Journalism tutor invited to deliver talk at International Journalism Festival
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Jade Gebbie, MA Comedy Writing (Online) student

MA Comedy Writing student secures role as comedy writer for BBC Studios

23 March 2022

Jade Gebbie is currently studying MA Comedy Writing (Online) and will take up the prestigious one-ye...

MA Comedy Writing student secures role as comedy writer for BBC Studios
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Meet the accidental author juggling multiple books deals

16 March 2022

After honing his authorial prowess on Falmouth’s English with Creative Writing degree, Adrian Mart...

Meet the accidental author juggling multiple books deals
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No Nature No Future

Bringing underrepresented voices to the front line of the climate crisis

10 March 2022

Pauline Blanchett, recipient of Falmouth University’s Reporting Earth bursary, is commissioning fe...

Bringing underrepresented voices to the front line of the climate crisis
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Creative session

Creative Advertising students developing Safer Streets campaign

09 March 2022

Creative Advertising students are working with Cornwall Council to create a communications campaign ...

Creative Advertising students developing Safer Streets campaign
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Marnie Pillinger

Why I chose to study Marketing and Digital Communications online

04 March 2022

MA Marketing and Digital Communications (Online) student Marnie Pillinger tells us about how the cou...

Why I chose to study Marketing and Digital Communications online
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Jo Taylor Creative Advertising MA Graduate

Graduate spotlight: KitKat, CoppaFeel & a Cannes Gold Lion

15 February 2022

Since graduating from Falmouth's Creative Advertising MA, Jo Taylor has worked for the likes of KitK...

Graduate spotlight: KitKat, CoppaFeel & a Cannes Gold Lion
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My top 5 comedy moments in sitcom history

11 February 2022

Comedy Writing MA (Online) student Scott Fitzgerald shares the comedy moments that have sparked joy ...

My top 5 comedy moments in sitcom history
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Santiago Losado

Graduate working as Creative Director for Mercedes-Benz

14 December 2021

From Falmouth University to Creative Director for Mercedes-Benz in Latin America, the career traject...

Graduate working as Creative Director for Mercedes-Benz
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Aaron Kent Author

Broken sleep, books & breaking down barriers

13 December 2021

We recently caught up with BA(Hons) English & Creative Writing graduate Aaron Kent to chat poetr...

Broken sleep, books & breaking down barriers
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Camera Woman

Falmouth student returns as lecturer on new online MA

07 December 2021

Having worked as a producer, cameraman, editor and drone operator for some of the biggest news organ...

Falmouth student returns as lecturer on new online MA
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How an online degree in Visual Communications is helping this student navigate a career change

15 November 2021

After being forced into a medical retirement from his previous job as a plumber and multi trades wor...

How an online degree in Visual Communications is helping this student navigate a career change
No Time To Die
No Time To Die

No Time To Design: in conversation with Tom Brooks

28 October 2021

The Falmouth graduate has designed the logo for the latest instalment of the James Bond series. T...

No Time To Design: in conversation with Tom Brooks
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Simon Nicholls

Simon Nicholls offers expert insight into his MA Comedy Writing course

26 October 2021

The multi-award-winning TV and audio comedy producer is bringing a wealth of experien...

Simon Nicholls offers expert insight into his MA Comedy Writing course
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An evening with Dawn French at Falmouth Book Festival

15 October 2021

This story was written by Falmouth University Professional Writing MA student Jon Cox. Dawn Frenc...

An evening with Dawn French at Falmouth Book Festival
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CEO delivers live brief to students with enticing prize on offer

14 October 2021

Second year BA Creative Advertising students have been set an industry brief by John Brown, CEO of b...

CEO delivers live brief to students with enticing prize on offer
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Star Mcfarlane
A passion for news: Star McFarlane has gained a place on the highly-competitive BBC Journalist apprenticeship scheme

Falmouth journalism graduates land jobs with the BBC

13 October 2021

Two recent Falmouth journalism graduates have followed in the footsteps of other alumni to secure jo...

Falmouth journalism graduates land jobs with the BBC