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)
Illustration Authorial Practice Ma 2022
Illustration Authorial Practice Ma 2022

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)

On this BA Illustration degree, you’ll get the professional experiences, technical skills and indu...

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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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
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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.
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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
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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
Lily Stock Profile
Lily Stock Profile

Cowabunga! Illustration graduate scoops collaboration with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

02 September 2021

Illustration BA(Hons) graduate Lily Stock has won the Prospect 100 Global Desi...

Cowabunga! Illustration graduate scoops collaboration with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Ross Breadmore

Illustration student to Lloyds Banking Group Design Lead: Meet Ross Breadmore

Illustration student to Lloyds Banking Group Design Lead: Meet Ross Breadmore
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Forest & Clay: Small business flourishes in the hands of Falmouth graduates

02 July 2021

Fine Art graduate Dan Bethell and Fashion Photography graduate Anna Burnett have created Forest &amp...

Forest & Clay: Small business flourishes in the hands of Falmouth graduates
Ian Profile
Ian Profile

Building a sustainable Fine Art career: in conversation with Ian Monroe

29 June 2021

After coming of age as an artist in the midst of the 2008 financial crash, course leader for Fine Ar...

Building a sustainable Fine Art career: in conversation with Ian Monroe
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Self Portrait 4 1

Meet Ai-Da: The world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist visits Cornwall

25 June 2021

After the buzz of Cornwall’s G7 Summit, another special visitor will be in the county to showcase ...

Meet Ai-Da: The world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist visits Cornwall
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Bams

Fine Art students win big at the Student Medal Project

23 April 2021

Falmouth Fine Art BA (Hons) students have scooped an impressive h...

Fine Art students win big at the Student Medal Project
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Amy Sutton: @dottyillustrations

Introducing Wunderkammer: A new online illustration magazine

16 April 2021

Keryn Bibby, Head of Illustration at Falmouth, has collaborated with Illustration courses teams, stu...

Introducing Wunderkammer: A new online illustration magazine
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Cduck4

Lecturer launches new artist book at New York Art Book Fair

04 March 2021

Second year BA(Hons) Drawing tutor Charlie Duck has released FULL GAS, a selection of 220 works prod...

Lecturer launches new artist book at New York Art Book Fair