Falmouth School of Art

Visual arts have been practised and taught at Falmouth for over a century, and our reputation for creative excellence keeps us at the forefront of British art schools. We're dedicated to providing the best environment for you to think, make and experiment alongside your peers, and develop your creative networks.

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You’ll work with industry partners from places like the Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange Tate St Ives, Penguin Books, HarperCollins and the National Trust.

And you'll hear from industry speakers like Zoe Williams, Phoebe Coolings-James, Charlie Porter, Martin Clark and Rory Pilgrim.

Falmouth School of Art at Falmouth University

Falmouth School of Art courses

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Drawing - 2023

Drawing BA(Hons)

Become a rigorous and innovative critical thinker and practitioner. Build your skills, expertise and...

Drawing BA(Hons)
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Fine Art - 2023

Fine Art BA(Hons)

This highly-respected course aims to support the development of your practice as it evolves over the...

Fine Art BA(Hons)
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Illustration - 2023

Illustration BA(Hons)

Become adept at problem solving and creating your visual language on this Illustration course, renow...

Illustration BA(Hons)
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Illustration

Illustration: Authorial Practice MA

Develop your unique visual language on this studio-based Illustration MA. You’ll learn to see your...

Illustration: Authorial Practice MA
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Illustration Ma 2022

Illustration MA/PGDip (online)

This course celebrates the role that illustration plays within a global context providing opportunit...

Illustration MA/PGDip (online)
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BA(Hons) Visual Communication (Online)

Visual Communication BA(Hons) (Online)

Get ahead in the vibrant, ever-evolving field of visual communications with this exciting online cou...

Visual Communication BA(Hons) (Online)
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Fine Art MA (Online)

Tap into Falmouth's renowned Fine Art expertise from anywhere in the world. You'll learn to build a ...

Fine Art MA (Online)
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Illustration Online - 2023

Illustration BA(Hons) (Online)

Discover your unique illustrative voice. 

Illustration BA(Hons) (Online)

"The staff were very supportive but didn't push any house style, which was really important - you have to do your own thing or there won't be anything particular to distinguish your work when you leave. It was a golden opportunity to discover your voice." 

Andrew Gadd

BA(Hons) Fine Art graduate

Art facilities

Set amid subtropical gardens, our art studios and workshop facilities provide an exceptional environment for thinking and making. Facilities include life drawing studios and workshops supporting painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Explore our facilities
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Falmouth School of Art Guest Speakers

Falmouth School of Art Guest Speakers provide the School's students with a unique opportunity to hear from inspirational, high profile artists and practitioners from a range of backgrounds. 

Read about guest speakers

News

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye- Cream Taste

Falmouth alumna exhibiting at Tate Britain

15 November 2022

Falmouth Fine Art alumna Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is exhibiting at the Tate Britain in November 2022.

Falmouth alumna exhibiting at Tate Britain
Peer to Peer
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Peer to Peer: UK/HK 2022 – Students cross continents in the name of collaboration

07 November 2022

Falmouth’s BA Fine Art students have concluded the Peer to Peer: UK/HK 2022 Symposium; a festival ...

Peer to Peer: UK/HK 2022 – Students cross continents in the name of collaboration
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Neve Clarke

Graduate spotlight: Cornwall-based printmaker highlights the importance of resilience

05 October 2022

Since graduating from Fine Art BA(Hons) in 2021, Neve Clarke has worked hard to pursue a career in p...

Graduate spotlight: Cornwall-based printmaker highlights the importance of resilience
Susannah Douglas award entry
Susannah Douglas award entry

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022: Susannah Douglas' entry

Falmouth alumni shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022

27 September 2022

Three Falmouth graduates have been shortlisted for this year’s Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize an...

Falmouth alumni shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022
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Rachael Saunders WOI entry 3

Rachael Saunders, Patterned Panoramic of Krka National Park, Croatia

Falmouth graduates shortlisted for AOI World Illustration Awards 2022

20 September 2022

Four Falmouth University graduates have been shortlisted by the Association of Illustrators at the 2...

Falmouth graduates shortlisted for AOI World Illustration Awards 2022
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D&AD

Unprecedented success for Falmouth at 2022 D&AD Awards

26 July 2022

There was significant success for Falmouth’s students at the 2022 D&AD New Blood Awards, with ...

Unprecedented success for Falmouth at 2022 D&AD Awards
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Abby Mundell

Student makes World Illustration Awards longlist

08 July 2022

Illustration BA(Hons) student Abby Mundell has been longlisted by the Association of Illustrators at...

Student makes World Illustration Awards longlist
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Graduate is inaugural artist in residence at Una St Ives

06 July 2022

Illustration BA(Hons) alumni Jordan Amy Lee has been named as the inaugural artist in residence...

Graduate is inaugural artist in residence at Una St Ives
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Sarah Edge

'My cancer scars map the pain of animals held in research labs' © Sarah Edge

Falmouth students go big at the V&A Illustration Awards

17 June 2022

Three Falmouth students and a Falmouth graduates have been shortlisted at the 2022 V&A Illustrat...

Falmouth students go big at the V&A Illustration Awards
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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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Hew Locke, detail of a Congo Man

Alumnus Hew Locke is selected for The Met's Facade Commission

03 May 2022

Esteemed Falmouth alumnus Hew Locke has been announced as an artist for The Met Museum’s 2022 Faca...

Alumnus Hew Locke is selected for The Met's Facade Commission
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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Illustration students get a taste of the industry on Bristol studio tour

25 March 2022

Last month, second-year Illustration BA(Hons) students spent the week in Bristol, forging indus...

Illustration students get a taste of the industry on Bristol studio tour
Artwork by student with chrome plated pipes
Spencer Hogg, Overhang, 2019.

5 things you need to know about the Arte Povera movement

17 March 2022

MA Fine Art (Online) student Spencer Hogg tells us about an art movement which inspired him to begin...

5 things you need to know about the Arte Povera movement
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Sophie Melissa Illustration

Drawing inspiration from Illustration graduate Sophie Melissa

17 February 2022

Creating content for Vogue, Liberty London, Penguin, Harper Collins, Hardie Grant, WIRED and...

Drawing inspiration from Illustration graduate Sophie Melissa
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Illustration Fest 4
©Emily Barlow / Mayn Creative

Falmouth Illustration Festival sketches out pathways for student success

15 February 2022

Illustration students welcomed an incredible line-up of artists, industry workers and activists to t...

Falmouth Illustration Festival sketches out pathways for student success
Abby Mundell's illustration was produced for Veganuary, promoting the climate benefits of plant-based eating.
Abby Mundell_Veganuary artwork
Abby Mundell's winning illustration

Veganuary has chosen its art competition winner

25 January 2022

Abby Mundell has been announced as the winner of Veganuary's art competition, which challenged stude...

Veganuary has chosen its art competition winner
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Dame Sarah Illustration

Student commissioned to illustrate Britain’s most decorated Paralympian

22 December 2021

Third year Illustration student Sally Waite presented 28-time Paralympic medal winner Dame Sarah Sto...

Student commissioned to illustrate Britain’s most decorated Paralympian
Portrait of Hana Omori, Tanya Cruz and Isabel Ramos
Keiken Image

Fine Art graduates awarded €100,000 prize from Chanel

16 December 2021

Artist collective Keiken, made up of three Fine Art graduates, has been awarded the Chanel Next Priz...

Fine Art graduates awarded €100,000 prize from Chanel
Trinity Buoy
Trinity Buoy

Falmouth graduates compete for a share of £27,000 at prestigious Drawing Award

22 October 2021

The Falmouth School of Art is celebrating a double success at the 2021 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Pr...

Falmouth graduates compete for a share of £27,000 at prestigious Drawing Award