Clearing

Clearing 2022 is now closed

If you're thinking about studying with us in September 2023, you can find out about the courses we offer, student life, and our creative community in our undergraduate pages.

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Our courses

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Photography

Working in some of the best university facilities in Europe, you'll work on live projects through ou...

Photography
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English, Writing and Journalism

Collaborate across the creative sector to produce future-facing original work in new high-end facili...

English, Writing and Journalism
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Art and Design

Network with industry experts, work on live briefs and create in purpose built art and design studio...

Art and Design
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Games

Collaborate with creatives across the university, build a portfolio of completed games and learn fro...

Games
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Business, Marketing and Events

Explore live projects, multidisciplinary collaborations and professional-standard facilities. ...

Business, Marketing and Events
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Performance, Theatre and Music

World-class facilities, strong industry links and cross-discipline collaboration opportunities; here...

Performance, Theatre and Music
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Online degrees

There's more than one way to study for a degree. Find out what online degrees are available through ...

Online degrees
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Fashion

Work on live projects for the worlds biggest brands, get insights from industry leaders and have pro...

Fashion
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Film and TV

As a member of CILECT we are recognised as one of the world's best film and TV schools. But why else...

Film and TV

What is Clearing?

Clearing is part of the application cycle for universities. It's an opportunity for applicants who have made a UCAS undergraduate application but do not hold any offers, to be matched to university places that haven't yet been filled.

Whether you're an applicant, or a parent / guardian of an applicant, we've put together Clearing guides to support you below:

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Clearing 2021 student guide

Key dates for Clearing 2023

Date  Event
25 January 2023 UCAS equal consideration deadline
23 February 2023 UCAS Extra opens
4 July 2023 UCAS Extra closes
5 July 2023 Clearing 2023 at UCAS opens
17 October 2023 Clearing 2023 at UCAS closes

Prepare for applying through Clearing

1. Do your research

Before you apply make sure you've looked into key information such as how the course is taught and assessed, whether you get a dedicated studio space, how to apply for accommodation and what support services are available to you.

2. Apply yourself

Always complete your application yourself. Remember, the Falmouth University Applicant Services team are on hand to offer application advice and guidance at every stage.

3. Be prepared

If you're applying by phone, you'll need to supply your UCAS number (if you have one) and your qualifications (including the name of the qualification, the subject, the grade and when you took them).

4. Ask the right questions

When you're talking to our Applicant Services team, be sure to get all your questions answered. For example you might want to ask what accommodation is available, whether you have a deadline, when the start of term is or whether there is any summer reading/work for your course.

You can also chat to our current students online and attend our online events. These are great spaces to ask questions and get all the information you need about studying at Falmouth.

5. Virtual visits & events

You can experience Falmouth from afar by visiting our Virtual Experience page and booking your place at online events.

Why Falmouth?

Our students enjoy a lifestyle a little beyond the ordinary. This sub-tropical corner of the country may be small, but its character is mighty.

At Falmouth you’ll find campuses with professional facilities, teaching excellence and a unique creative community. With student-led digital agencies, an incredible Guest Speaker Programme and opportunities to take on live industry briefs, our students are doing it for real. They work across disciplines, upskilling and building towards an impactful future.

Our facilities

We've got industry-standard facilities to equip you for life after university. Whichever course you choose, you'll have the chance to expand your skillset and understanding of other disciplines through cross-course collaborative oppotunities. 

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Teaching excellence

We're proud to offer teaching excellence at Falmouth. Get taught by industry-professionals, in top-class facilities and inclusive communities.

Prestigious alumni

Our alumni are our proudest achievement. They're making an impact in the modern world and can often be seen featured in our News.

Unique community

Our creativity is fuelled by and nutured in the community we have at Falmouth. We're diverse, inclusive and above all unique.

Industry-standard facilities

Our facilities are built and maintained to give you the opportunity to work at a professional level, preparing you for life after university.

Our students

Don't take our word for it. We're proud of our students and you can talk to them online to learn about Falmouth from those that know it best.

Our alumni stories

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Katie Ponder Christmas stamps

Pushing the envelope: Falmouth graduate designs Royal Mail Christmas stamps

23 November 2022

Falmouth University Illustration BA(Hons) graduate Katie Ponder has designed this year’s Royal Mai...

Pushing the envelope: Falmouth graduate designs Royal Mail Christmas stamps
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Graduate Spotlight: Adventures on the silver screen with James Pearce

17 November 2022

BA Television graduate shares the highlights of his TV industry career since leaving Falmouth Univer...

Graduate Spotlight: Adventures on the silver screen with James Pearce
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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
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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
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Finlay Vincent

Fashion graduate announced as Vanguard Education Fund winner

29 September 2022

Fashion Design graduate Finlay Vincent has been awarded funding through NET-A-PORTER's Vanguard Educ...

Fashion graduate announced as Vanguard Education Fund winner
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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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SeaCo

Falmouth graduate longlisted for Dezeen Design Awards 2022

23 September 2022

Sustainable Product Design graduate Libby Challoner has been longlisted for the Dezeen Design Awards...

Falmouth graduate longlisted for Dezeen Design Awards 2022
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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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Luzie

Working in the film industry: in conversation with graduate Luzie Backhoff

14 July 2022

After completing her BA Television and MA Film & Television degrees at Falmouth University, grad...

Working in the film industry: in conversation with graduate Luzie Backhoff
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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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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
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Students and staff work on the set of BBC drama London Kills

01 April 2022

Last summer, Falmouth tutor Nick Manley employed two graduates from the School of Film & Televis...

Students and staff work on the set of BBC drama London Kills
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Graduate scoops Best Director at prestigious film awards

18 March 2022

Congratulations to BA(Hons) Television graduate Will Wightman, who has won Best Director at the BFI ...

Graduate scoops Best Director at prestigious film awards
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Hamish Thompson

"Immediately, I realised that you don’t have to live in London to be successful in film"

18 February 2022

Since graduating with a degree in Film in 2020, Hamish Thompson has established himself as a...

"Immediately, I realised that you don’t have to live in London to be successful in film"
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Madison Riley

How the Games Academy helped this graduate realise her creative potential

17 February 2022

Madison Riley tells us how her degree helped her accelerate into the games industry.  ...

How the Games Academy helped this graduate realise her creative potential
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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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The Soundery: Graduates making big sounds for big brands

02 February 2022

Graduates Luke Brown and Liam Iliffe set up their audio composition agency The Soundery in 2017. Tod...

The Soundery: Graduates making big sounds for big brands
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Megan Leech

Textiles graduate lands role at cutting-edge fabrics company

11 January 2022

BA(Hons) Textile Design graduate Megan Leech has landed a job as a Development Engineer with renowne...

Textiles graduate lands role at cutting-edge fabrics company
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Textile Design graduate wins Oppo Lens of Inspiration Challenge

23 December 2021

BA(Hons) Textile Design graduate Rosie Southerden has won the Oppo Lens of Inspiration challenge. Th...

Textile Design graduate wins Oppo Lens of Inspiration Challenge
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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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Innovative graduate creates robotically recycled footwear

09 December 2021

Sustainable Product Design BA(Hons) graduate Max Ashwell has created a pair of shoes that ...

Innovative graduate creates robotically recycled footwear
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Student crewed film another Cinema Lab success story

09 November 2021

Falmouth’s Sound/Image Cinema Lab gave students the chance to work in key production roles fo...

Student crewed film another Cinema Lab success story
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Graduates pool their skills to design positive community change

28 October 2021

A team of Interior Design graduates are helping to transform a disused pub into a community space in...

Graduates pool their skills to design positive community change
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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
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
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A passion for news: Star McFarlane has gained a place on the highly-competitive BBC Journalist apprenticeship scheme

Falmouth journalism graduates land jobs with the BBC

13 October 2021

Two recent Falmouth journalism graduates have followed in the footsteps of other alumni to secure jo...

Falmouth journalism graduates land jobs with the BBC
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Sam Rhodes

Graduate wins Cannes Young Lion Award for suicide prevention campaign

08 September 2021

BA(Hons) Creative Advertising graduate Sam Rhodes has won a silver Can...

Graduate wins Cannes Young Lion Award for suicide prevention campaign
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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

Clearing accommodation

We provide accommodation for Clearing applicants in University owned, managed or approved accommodation for all students dependent on availability.

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Useful information

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Tuition Fees & Student Funding

If you’re considering studying at Falmouth then finance will be an important part of your study pl...

Tuition Fees & Student Funding
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Widening Participation & Outreach

Discover how we can support students to access higher education.

Widening Participation & Outreach
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Campus Life

Campus Life

Your campus is where you meet and make friends, experience unforgettable events, tackle big ideas an...

Campus Life
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Aerial View Of Swanpool Beach

Explore Cornwall

From camping on the Lizard to sailing the open seas, here's how to explore Cornwall.

Explore Cornwall
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Social

Surfing and sundown sessions, beach bars and Boardmasters, gigs and gig rowing. See how we like to g...

Social
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Port Eliot festival night

Creative Culture

From Falmouth’s Independent arts centre to the Tate St Ives, our county boasts a thriving creative...

Creative Culture
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Students' Union

The Students’ Union puts your voice at the heart of everything it does.

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Hear what Falmouth is like straight from our students

From the Clearing process, course details, facilities and the local area, to the social scene and settling in, our students are ready and available to answer any questions you might have. Simply set up your account, send them a question and they'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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Feeling welcome at Falmouth – Pride Month

17 June 2022

June is Pride month, a month dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ communities all around the world. A...

Feeling welcome at Falmouth – Pride Month
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Students working together

What it's really like to have a roommate at uni

17 March 2022

At first, I was nervous about sharing a room at uni, but there are some surprising upsides... Ove...

What it's really like to have a roommate at uni
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Balancing university with a part time job

Balancing university with a part time job

04 February 2022

Working part time while you study allows you to meet new people and discover skills you might never ...

Balancing university with a part time job
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Young Carers Blog

Tips for university life as a young adult carer

25 November 2021

James wrote this blog in support of Carers Rights Day, which this year fell on 25 November 2021.&nbs...

Tips for university life as a young adult carer
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Water Fun

10 Fun and affordable things to do in Falmouth

14 October 2021

Every student living in Falmouth wants to find the best ways to spend their money; luckily there are...

10 Fun and affordable things to do in Falmouth
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Lauren Sergi

How Falmouth University helped me land a great job

10 September 2021

My amazing three-year journey at Falmouth University ended in a way that I could never have predicte...

How Falmouth University helped me land a great job
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How to decorate your uni room on a budget

17 August 2021

Decorating your uni room is one of the most exciting parts of moving away from home. Starting with a...

How to decorate your uni room on a budget
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Your guide to Clearing at Falmouth University

01 July 2021

So you’re thinking about applying through Clearing? My name is Louis and I joined F...

Your guide to Clearing at Falmouth University
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"I finally feel like I belong somewhere..."

18 February 2021

LGBTQ+ History Month. In this article, Orestis collates a year's worth of diary entries into a ...

"I finally feel like I belong somewhere..."
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"A fresh start" - from London to Falmouth

16 February 2021

Deciding to move to Falmouth was a really daunting yet exciting experience for me. I’m from Hertfo...

"A fresh start" - from London to Falmouth
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Student Life Ice Cream

Moving to Falmouth

16 February 2021

Has the big day arrived? Or is it brewing on the horizon? Don’t panic!Although the move to univers...

Moving to Falmouth
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Penryn 01

A week in the life of a Falmouth student

03 February 2021

Chloë gives us a taste for the Falmouth student life.

A week in the life of a Falmouth student
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Godrevy 2 By Photography Student Charley Coleman

Why I chose to study in the UK

27 January 2021

When choosing where to study, a lot of options pop up. They include everything from Europe, to the U...

Why I chose to study in the UK
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Sharing flats with new people

11 December 2020

When going to uni, most of the new students live in uni accommodation. This means that they get plac...

Sharing flats with new people
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Student Accommodation - Tuke House
Tuke House in the heart of Falmouth is purpose-built cluster of 11 buildings set around a central courtyard and contains 156 rooms, divided into flats of five.

Tips for living in student accommodation

10 December 2020

During my first year at Falmouth, I lived in Glasney Student Village, which is the on-campus student...

Tips for living in student accommodation

Thinking of studying with us in 2023?

If you're thinking of studying with us in September 2023, you can find out about the courses we offer, student life, and our creative community in our undergraduate pages.

Explore undergraduate study
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