Focusing predominantly on creative pedagogy, due to the wealth of experience on hand at Falmouth, the Centre for Pedagogy Futures is committed to exploring and critiquing pedagogy for the benefit of individuals, communities and society, with projects that seek to imagine new, and reimagine historic, pedagogic approaches that respond to the social and cultural challenges of the day. 

Projects within this Centre

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Confession3

Varyon VR

Varyon VR is a virtual theatre space for live and pre-recorded performance.

Varyon VR
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designdice™

designdice™ is a set of nine co-ordinated dice which are used as a tool to help the creative proce...

designdice™
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Sound/Image Cinema Lab

Based at Falmouth, Sound/Image Cinema Lab has produced a number of regional and national documentari...

Sound/Image Cinema Lab

Centre overview

The Centre for Pedagogy Futures draws on Falmouth University’s considerable experience of praxis in creative subjects to imagine new ways of teaching creativity and teaching creatively. We are a community of academics, practitioners and practitioner-scholars committed to preserving the value of the arts and humanities and what it brings to society, using pedagogy as a vehicle for creative practice, research, knowledge, and cultural exchange.  

Through innovative teaching and research projects, such as the Sound/Image Cinema Lab, and investigative, collaborative partnerships, including our work with Trinity College London, the Centre is committed to developing a greater understanding of how creativity can be taught and learned, the value of creative pedagogy across a spectrum of disciplines, the relationship between skills for life and skills for employment and communicating to a global audience the need for new thinking around relationships between academia, industry and state bodies.

The Centre is developing PhD briefs that explore its key themes. Some are tied to existing projects, and some are focused on work that has the potential to influence (local and national) policy regarding arts and humanities education, the appropriate level of skills and employability that should be embedded in a university degree without it losing its value, and the relationship between creativity and wellbeing on creative courses and courses that utilise creative pedagogies.  

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Dr Neil Fox

Professor Neil Fox


Centre Lead

Professor Neil Fox's main professorial responsibility is as the research and strategy lead of the Sound/Image Cinema Lab. The Lab is a multifaceted production, resource and funding partner dedicated to the creation and education of independent cinema. In 2020 the Lab won an innovative pedagogy award at the University Industry Innovation Network where Dr Fox was recognised as a trailblazer. In 2022 the Lab won the bronze award at the prestigious GS: Reimagine Education Awards, in the power of partnerships category. The Lab has been involved in feature films including Bait (Jenkin, 2018), Make Up (Oakley, 2019), Enys Men (Jenkin, 2022) and A Year In A Field (Morris, 2023). 

Read Dr Fox's full profile

Research news

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Photo credit: Jake Cunliffe, Television BA(Hons) graduate

Filming wraps on Falmouth lecturer’s new folk horror film, crewed by students and staff

17 August 2023

Images above by Jake Cunliffe, Television BA(Hons) graduate Falmouth University’s emerging film...

Filming wraps on Falmouth lecturer’s new folk horror film, crewed by students and staff
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Falmouth graduates leading the production of new LGBTQ+ short film

22 March 2023

Two Falmouth graduates are heading up the production team behind 'King Henry'.

Falmouth graduates leading the production of new LGBTQ+ short film
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Middle Watch narrowly misses the win at 2023 BAFTAs

21 February 2023

The Falmouth community was rooting for the team behind short animation Middle Watch during Sunday’...

Middle Watch narrowly misses the win at 2023 BAFTAs
Film poster for ENYS MEN shows woman wearing jeans and red coat standing amongst yellow gorse. Text reads: From the director of BAIT, ENYS MEN, a film by Mark Jenkin
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Mark Jenkin’s ENYS MEN in cinemas 13 January

05 January 2023

ENYS MEN, Mark Jenkin's highly anticipated follow-up to the BAFTA-winning BAIT, will be hitting UK c...

Mark Jenkin’s ENYS MEN in cinemas 13 January
Students on a production shoot for film Enys Men
Enys Men - Production - Credit Steven Tanner

Sound/Image Cinema Lab wins bronze at Reimagine Education Awards 2022

08 December 2022

Falmouth University film teaching and research project Sound/Image Cinema Lab has been awarded bronz...

Sound/Image Cinema Lab wins bronze at Reimagine Education Awards 2022
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Enys Men to be released in the UK by the BFI

05 October 2022

Enys Men, the latest feature film to be written and directed by Falmouth University’s Distinguishe...

Enys Men to be released in the UK by the BFI
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Lecturer's film Long Way Back to be released in cinemas

25 August 2022

Long Way Back, the third feature film to be written and directed by Falmouth University Associate Le...

Lecturer's film Long Way Back to be released in cinemas
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Enys Men premieres in Cannes

20 May 2022

Enys Men, the latest feature film to be written and directed by Falmouth University’s Distinguishe...

Enys Men premieres in Cannes
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Sound/Image Cinema Lab film makes its way to SXSW in new Folk Horror documentary

22 March 2022

The award-winning short film Backwoods, which was developed by Falmouth’s Sound/Image Cinema lab, ...

Sound/Image Cinema Lab film makes its way to SXSW in new Folk Horror documentary
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Film and Television students & staff collaborate on short film Mab Hudel

21 January 2022

The Sound/Image Cinema Lab has added a new film to its portfolio. Students and staff have collaborat...

Film and Television students & staff collaborate on short film Mab Hudel

Research opportunities

Research collaboration

We welcome collaboration ideas from researchers, industry and third sector organisations which explore the Research Centre's mission.

If you have a research collaboration idea and would like to discuss it with our team you can get in touch via email.

E: research@falmouth.ac.uk

Research degrees

We accept proposals for MPhil or PhD study from applicants with a project idea of their own which aligns with the aims of the Centre for Pedagogy Futures or as a response to one of our associated Falmouth Doctoral Project briefs below. 

Find out more about the application process for MPhil or PhD study with us on our Research Degrees pages:

How to apply for a Research Degree

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Art studio, Falmouth Campus

Radical Spaces of Making

This Research & Knowledge Exchange Doctoral Project brief summarises our priority areas of resea...

Radical Spaces of Making
Prospectus 2016 - BA(Hons) Acting

Diversifying UK actor training

This Research & Knowledge Exchange Doctoral Project brief summarises our priority areas of resea...

Diversifying UK actor training
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Imagining the future of UK film education in universities

This doctoral programme seeks to bring together pedagogical design for film education with a vital c...

Imagining the future of UK film education in universities

Falmouth University Research Repository

You can access all current and historic research materials published in association with the Centre for Pedagogy Futures in the Falmouth University Research Repository. 

Go to the Repository
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