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.

Our Communication courses

Remote learning
Comedy Writing

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 lead image 2022

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)
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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 and Creative Writing 4

Journalism & Creative Writing BA(Hons)

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

Journalism & 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
Writing For Script Screen Ma
Writing For Script Screen Ma

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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Inge Hamersma

Becoming a specialist through online postgraduate study

27 January 2023

In this article, MA Marketing and Digital Communications (Online) student Inge shares how studying a...

Becoming a specialist through online postgraduate study
Head of Writing and Journalism Dr Jennifer Young
Jennifer Young
Head of Writing and Journalism Dr Jennifer Young

Falmouth Lecturer leads the Comedy Women in Print judging panel

18 January 2023

Head of Writing and Journalism, Dr Jennifer Young leads the Comedy Women in Print judging panel.

Falmouth Lecturer leads the Comedy Women in Print judging panel
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Getting a job in digital marketing

How to get into digital marketing

12 December 2022

Explore how to kickstart your career in the fast-paced digital marketing sector.

How to get into digital marketing
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Journalism & Creative Writing graduate named Heritage Champion

22 November 2022

Graduate awarded the Heritage Champion Award

Journalism & Creative Writing graduate named Heritage Champion
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Justyna Skowronska and her Safer Cornwall campaign

Creative Advertising students design public engagement campaigns with Safer Cornwall

21 November 2022

Students on BA and MA Creative Advertising have produced campaign concepts to prevent violence again...

Creative Advertising students design public engagement campaigns with Safer Cornwall
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Amber Burton

Senior lecturer in marketing and digital communications elected to prestigious edcom Board  

02 November 2022

Amber Burton, course leader on Falmouth’s innovative online master’s in Marketing and Digital Co...

Senior lecturer in marketing and digital communications elected to prestigious edcom Board  
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Falmouth Book Festival Schedule

Don't miss Falmouth Book Festival 2022

14 October 2022

Falmouth is a proud sponsor of Falmouth Book festival 2022, which takes place Monday 17 - Sunday 23 ...

Don't miss Falmouth Book Festival 2022
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Young and Talented CW award

Kate Wild (Young & Talented Cornwall), Paul Hayes (Seasalt), Philip Marsden (award curator), Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE (Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall), Sonya Corrigan (Seasalt) and Dr David Devanny (Falmouth University) mark the launch of the Creative Writing Awar

New creative writing award launched to help budding Cornish writers reach their potential

21 September 2022

Applications are now open for a brand-new creative writing award, giving budding young writers in Co...

New creative writing award launched to help budding Cornish writers reach their potential
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Clarity Agency group photo

What’s it like working for an agency?

28 July 2022

Tom Telford, President of Digital Marketing at Clarity, offers an insight into working for an agency...

What’s it like working for an agency?
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Reduce the ride

Graduate strikes gold at Cannes Lions 2022

21 July 2022

MA Creative Advertising graduate Isabel Snellen has achieved an early career highlight after her age...

Graduate strikes gold at Cannes Lions 2022
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Adult learning

What it’s like to return to learning as an adult

08 July 2022

MA Comedy Writing (Online) student Jade shares her experience of returning to academic study as an a...

What it’s like to return to learning as an adult
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Anna Calandra

Why I chose to study Comedy Writing online

04 July 2022

MA Comedy Writing (Online) graduand Anna Calandra talks about her experience studying on the course,...

Why I chose to study Comedy Writing online
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Design for Good Summer School

Design for Good Summer School: From Falmouth with Love

29 June 2022

The Design for Good Summer School gave sixteen final year BA Graphic Design students the opportunity...

Design for Good Summer School: From Falmouth with Love
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Lecturer awarded fellowship by distinguished design society

16 June 2022

Andy Neal, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Falmouth University, has been awarded Fellowship of ...

Lecturer awarded fellowship by distinguished design society
BA Creative Writing (Online) students on the beach with Wyl Menmuir
BA Creative Writing (Online) students on the beach with Wyl Menmuir

Online Creative Writing community enjoy three days of inspirational in-person events

15 June 2022

Falmouth’s online BA(Hons) Creative Writing online community recently held Writers at Falmouth, an...

Online Creative Writing community enjoy three days of inspirational in-person events
Blossom Chambers and her daughter Poppy
Blossom Chambers and her daughter Poppy

Fine Art student’s mum rediscovers her own creative spark through online study

01 June 2022

Blossom Chambers is a print designer and student on our BA Visual Communication (Online) course. Her...

Fine Art student’s mum rediscovers her own creative spark through online study
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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 Sherezade García Rangel

Creative Writing course leader to speak on representations of Venezuela at Royal Geographical Society

05 May 2022

Award-winning podcaster, writer, senior lecturer and researcher Dr Sherezade García Rangel, course ...

Creative Writing course leader to speak on representations of Venezuela at Royal Geographical Society
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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