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 student work

Illustration BA(Hons)

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

Illustration BA(Hons)
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MA Illustration Authorial Practice student work Noah Frear

Work by Noah Frear

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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Spencer Hogg

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)

Gain the professional practice and entrepreneurial skills needed to turn your talent into a successf...

Illustration BA(Hons) (Online)
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Fine Art MA

Refine your artistic practice through experimentation, innovation and applied research.

Fine Art MA

"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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News

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Karina Busquets

Meet online Fine Art master's student Karina Busquets

30 November 2023

We visited Fine Art MA (Online) student Karina Busquets at home to chat about her work and how study...

Meet online Fine Art master's student Karina Busquets
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EOT Ceramics

Meet EOT Ceramics owner Emily Tapp

10 November 2023

Explore graduate business EOT Ceramics ...

Meet EOT Ceramics owner Emily Tapp
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Chantelle Lloyd's illustration

Online Illustration student reaches finals of international competition

28 September 2023

Falmouth University Illustration BA(Hons) (Online) student Chantelle Lloyd has been named in the fin...

Online Illustration student reaches finals of international competition
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Spencer Hogg portrait

From international rail industry expert to award-winning multidisciplinary artist

19 September 2023

Spencer Hogg’s creative journey isn’t the kind you hear about every day. With an illustrious car...

From international rail industry expert to award-winning multidisciplinary artist
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Bridget Macklin

Work: Bridget Macklin  Photo: Robin Shelton

Introducing our online Fine Art master's graduates: Class of 2023

11 September 2023

Discover the work and inspirations of first cohort of online Fine Art master's graduates.

Introducing our online Fine Art master's graduates: Class of 2023
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Bleach Magazine 3

Monty and Alex at the Bleach Magazine launch at Cornish Bank in Falmouth.

Falmouth duo launch dynamic new publication BLEACH Magazine

27 July 2023

With the first issue selling out in less than a month, BLEACH Magazine is clearly onto something. Co...

Falmouth duo launch dynamic new publication BLEACH Magazine
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Ellastrated - Ella with dog

Meet Ella Kasperowicz, the creative spark behind this year’s graduation look!

18 July 2023

Illustration grad Ella Kasperowicz is the artist behind this year's graduation brochure.

Meet Ella Kasperowicz, the creative spark behind this year’s graduation look!
Kingdom & Sparrow
Kingdom & Sparrow

Meet Falmouth-based design studio Kingdom & Sparrow

06 July 2023

Behind the doors of the old School of Art building lives the distinctive design agency and a team of...

Meet Falmouth-based design studio Kingdom & Sparrow
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Sketch of St Pauls by Katie Hewson

Artwork by Katie Hewson

Graduate shortlisted for Drawing of the Year competition

04 July 2023

Drawing graduate shortlisted for Archisource’s prestigious Drawing of the Year award.

Graduate shortlisted for Drawing of the Year competition
Digital collage by artist Adam Chodzko
Adam Chodzko 'woven time - a girdle of fig leaves' 2021

Adam Chodzko 'woven time - a girdle of fig leaves' 2021

Online Fine Artists come together for Spring Symposium

26 June 2023

The first ever Spring Symposium, bringing together Fine Art MA (Online) students, staff from across ...

Online Fine Artists come together for Spring Symposium
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Holly Astle in front of mural

Graduate Spotlight: Illustrator Holly Astle

07 June 2023

Graduate Holly Astle has made her mark in Falmouth, creating colourful murals around town.

Graduate Spotlight: Illustrator Holly Astle
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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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Tales from beyond the Rainbow book cover

Falmouth graduate Pete Jordi Wood: Amplifying voices in LGBTQ+ folklore

01 June 2023

Graduate, Pete Jordi Wood's work has recently caught the attention of international publishing house...

Falmouth graduate Pete Jordi Wood: Amplifying voices in LGBTQ+ folklore
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Wunderkammer

Explore our illustration talent with Wunderkammer!

12 May 2023

Want to see what our graduating illustrators are made off? Flip through the pages of Wunderkammer.

Explore our illustration talent with Wunderkammer!
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Cindy Powell with mural

Falmouth Fine Art student creates Paddington station mural celebrating railway wildlife

10 May 2023

A new mural at London Paddington station, highlighting the diversity of habitats and creatures found...

Falmouth Fine Art student creates Paddington station mural celebrating railway wildlife
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Welcome to the Triassic Fossil Coast team

Falmouth graduate explores the natural world in illustrated children’s book

24 April 2023

Illustration graduate, Eleanor Western has published her debut children’s book, 'Welcome to the Tr...

Falmouth graduate explores the natural world in illustrated children’s book
Portrait of Fine Art MA (online) course leader Josie Cockram
Josie Cockram

Why art matters in 2023: in conversation with Josie Cockram 

30 March 2023

Josie Cockram is an artist, contemporary art curator and course leader on Falmouth’s online master...

Why art matters in 2023: in conversation with Josie Cockram 
Restart
Restart

The making of graphic novel [Re]Start: It's Never Too Late

02 March 2023

Illustration graduates Eddy Nicholls, Julia Cockerham and Alex Copeman discuss their involvement in ...

The making of graphic novel [Re]Start: It's Never Too Late
Shefali Wardell
Shefali Wardell

Public art, AI and economically sustainable practices: in conversation with Shefali Wardell

21 February 2023

We talk to multidisciplinary artist Shefali Wardell about her work, her take on the illustration ind...

Public art, AI and economically sustainable practices: in conversation with Shefali Wardell
Students painting in a workshop at Falmouth Illustration Festival
Falmouth Illustration Festival 2023

Falmouth’s illustration community unites for Falmouth Illustration Festival

13 February 2023

The Falmouth Illustration Festival made a vibrant return to our Falmouth Campus last week.

Falmouth’s illustration community unites for Falmouth Illustration Festival