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Clearing 2023 is now closed

If you're thinking about studying with us in September 2024, 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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Performance, Theatre and Music

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

Performance, Theatre and Music
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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
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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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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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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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Game Art

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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Fashion

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

Fashion

What is UCAS 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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Your guide to Clearing at Falmouth University - 2023

Film graduate Louis joined Falmouth through Clearing. Now he's here to share his experiences and help you through the process.

Key dates for UCAS Clearing 2024

Date  Event
31 January 2024 UCAS equal consideration deadline
28 February 2024 UCAS Extra opens
4 July 2024 UCAS Extra closes
5 July 2024 Clearing 2024 at UCAS opens
25 September 2024 Clearing 2024 at UCAS closes

Prepare for applying through Clearing

1. Do your research

Before you apply through Clearing 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 Clearing 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 through Clearing 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 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 our 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.

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 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 opportunities. 

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Our alumni stories

Lily Woodcock BA Film graduate

Lily Woodcock Animates Her Path to Success at Aardman Studios

11 June 2024

Introducing Lily Woodcock, a BA Film graduate from Falmouth University whose passion for film produc...

Lily Woodcock Animates Her Path to Success at Aardman Studios
Etty Stanley BA Film Graduate

Etty Stanley’s ‘Wicked’ career moves

11 June 2024

Now working for Mark Coulier at Coulier Creatures FX after being scouted to work for Disney, we chat...

Etty Stanley’s ‘Wicked’ career moves
Catherine Hillier BA Music Graduate wins a BAFTA Award

Graduate Spotlight: A journey from Falmouth University to a BAFTA Award

05 June 2024

Catherine Hiller graduated from Falmouth University with a BA in Music in 2018, and her career has s...

Graduate Spotlight: A journey from Falmouth University to a BAFTA Award
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Kamar Daboul

Work: Kamar Daboul

Introducing our Fine Art MA (Online) class of May 2024

03 June 2024

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

Introducing our Fine Art MA (Online) class of May 2024
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SBS Awards

Textile Design BA graduate and Nettle Revolution founder wins the Theo Paphitis, Small Business Sunday Awards

22 May 2024

In an inspiring event earlier this year, Jane Gray, Founder and Coach of health and wellbeing compan...

Textile Design BA graduate and Nettle Revolution founder wins the Theo Paphitis, Small Business Sunday Awards
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Torgeir Rorvik

How Falmouth’s future-focussed approach is inspiring graduate fashion photographer Torgeir Rørvik

24 April 2024

A top award winner in 2022 at Graduate Fashion Week, the world’s largest showcase of BA fashion ta...

How Falmouth’s future-focussed approach is inspiring graduate fashion photographer Torgeir Rørvik

Creative Writing graduates take their debut play 'Shotgunned' on nationwide tour 

04 April 2024

We caught up with Kangaroo Court founders Joseph and Matt to delve into their debut production 'Shot...

Creative Writing graduates take their debut play 'Shotgunned' on nationwide tour 
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Beth Somerville

Putting the tech into textiles: Meet Falmouth graduate Beth Somerville

03 April 2024

From being named overall winner of New Designers 2023 to being selected for the Chanel and King’s ...

Putting the tech into textiles: Meet Falmouth graduate Beth Somerville
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Elliot Orban

Creative Music Technology graduate joins one of Australia's leading media companies

27 March 2024

Elliot Orban has recently joined Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) as their Assistant Network Operation ...

Creative Music Technology graduate joins one of Australia's leading media companies
Max Church

Cornwall Business School graduate secures Sustainability Coordinator role at Verdant Brewing Co

25 March 2024

Sustainable Tourism Management BA(Hons) graduate Max Church recently began working as a Sustainabili...

Cornwall Business School graduate secures Sustainability Coordinator role at Verdant Brewing Co
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Hedvika Michnova

Meet the Falmouth graduate working on ‘the most ambitious portrait of life on earth ever attempted'

19 March 2024

We caught up with Marine & Natural History Photography BA graduate Hedvika to discuss working on loc...

Meet the Falmouth graduate working on ‘the most ambitious portrait of life on earth ever attempted'
Hayley Jane Smith Illustration MA OL Graduate
Hayley Jane Smith Illustration MA OL Graduate

Falmouth Illustration MA Online graduate publishes her first children’s book

28 February 2024

Illustration MA Online graduate Hayley Jane Smith has released her first children’s book Alfie’s...

Falmouth Illustration MA Online graduate publishes her first children’s book
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'Barbie' and beyond: how Film BA graduate Faith Glenister is breaking into camerawork 

22 February 2024

As Barbie bids for best picture at the 2024 Oscars ceremony, we thought it was the perfect time to ...

'Barbie' and beyond: how Film BA graduate Faith Glenister is breaking into camerawork 
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Bal maidens, fishwives and carnival queens: meet Fran Rowse’s ‘Cornish Maids’

12 February 2024

Fran Rowse's photography project 'Cornish Maids' is a collection of portraits of Cornwall’s young ...

Bal maidens, fishwives and carnival queens: meet Fran Rowse’s ‘Cornish Maids’
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Calum Heath - Congee Video Shoot

How Illustration graduate Calum Heath established a global freelance career 

07 February 2024

With clients including financial magazine Barron’s, Danish newspaper Weekendavisen and style journ...

How Illustration graduate Calum Heath established a global freelance career 
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Work: Rebecca Barnard

Introducing our Fine Art MA (Online) class of January 2024

30 January 2024

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

Introducing our Fine Art MA (Online) class of January 2024
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Graduate spotlight: Ben Peddle - an award-winning graduate scriptwriter

19 January 2024

Introducing Ben Peddle: a 2023 BA(Hons) Television (now BA(Hons) Television & Film Production) gradu...

Graduate spotlight: Ben Peddle - an award-winning graduate scriptwriter
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Meet Falmouth graduate and journalist Amanda Røed Stave

18 January 2024

Discover how Amanda became a journalist for a newspaper in Norway.

Meet Falmouth graduate and journalist Amanda Røed Stave
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'Naseema Begum' by Peter Flude 

Falmouth graduate Peter Flude announced as 2023 Portrait of Britain winner

17 January 2024

The winning portrait was originally commissioned by Guardian Labs.

Falmouth graduate Peter Flude announced as 2023 Portrait of Britain winner
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Ones to Watch | Hollie Milne

16 January 2024

Together with business partner Jennie Trethewy Interior Design BA(Hons) graduate Hollie Milne co-fou...

Ones to Watch | Hollie Milne
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Bryonie Mathews

Meet the Sustainable Festival Management graduate helping the live events industry clean up its act

12 January 2024

Once part of the crowd as a music-mad teen, Sustainable Festival Management BA(Hons) graduate Bryoni...

Meet the Sustainable Festival Management graduate helping the live events industry clean up its act
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Women in Sound: Falmouth student and graduate produce podcast for Hypatia Trust

10 January 2024

Astra Jeffree and graduate Amy Colman have produced a podcast for The Hypatia Trust that aims to amp...

Women in Sound: Falmouth student and graduate produce podcast for Hypatia Trust
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Marine & Natural History Photography graduate travels the world for the BBC's 'Big Little Journeys'

04 January 2024

Meet Marine & Natural History Photography BA(Hons) graduate Matt Roseveare – a wildlife photograph...

Marine & Natural History Photography graduate travels the world for the BBC's 'Big Little Journeys'
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Photography graduate's work lights up Piccadilly Circus on NYE

04 January 2024

Serena Brown's work lit up Picadilly Circus this New Year's Eve as part of the Mayor of London's 'Lo...

Photography graduate's work lights up Piccadilly Circus on NYE
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Journalism

How one guest speaker set the course for Journalism & Creative Writing graduate's career

02 January 2024

Journalism & Creative Writing graduate Will Crouch helps international organisations navigate securi...

How one guest speaker set the course for Journalism & Creative Writing graduate's career
Rowan Corlett
Rowan Corlett

Illustration alumni and artist designs Christmas stamps for Isle of Man Post Office

04 December 2023

Rowan Corlett, an artist and BA(Hons) Illustration graduate, has designed and produced a series of C...

Illustration alumni and artist designs Christmas stamps for Isle of Man Post Office
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Charles Jackson

From ‘Doc Martin’ to ‘Doctor Who’: Graduate Charles Jackson's TV career to date

28 November 2023

From landing his first job with 'Doc Martin' to joining the VFX team for 'Doctor Who', Charles Jack...

From ‘Doc Martin’ to ‘Doctor Who’: Graduate Charles Jackson's TV career to date
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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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Helen Leahey

Falmouth graduate’s spooky Hollywood debut in Universal Studios’ new Exorcist movie sequel

30 October 2023

A Falmouth University graduate has featured in a new film release by Universal Studios – with rath...

Falmouth graduate’s spooky Hollywood debut in Universal Studios’ new Exorcist movie sequel
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Sam Bestwick work

Falmouth graduate wins South West Award at Encounters Film Festival

20 October 2023

Fine Art BA(Hons) graduate and Falmouth Campus Stores staff member Sam Bestwick has won the South We...

Falmouth graduate wins South West Award at Encounters Film Festival

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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Student Life

Our students enjoy a lifestyle a little beyond the ordinary. From exploring the coastline, seek...

Student Life
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Student Support

Discover all the support services and wellbeing resources available to Falmouth University students....

Student Support
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Clearing Advice for Parents, Guardians and Carers

What is Clearing? How can your child apply? And how can you support them through the process? Find o...

Clearing Advice for Parents, Guardians and Carers
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Employability Service

Access career support and advice from your Employability Service from day one of your studies, right...

Employability Service
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Widening Participation & Outreach

Discover how we can support students to access higher education.

Widening Participation & Outreach

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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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Clearing 2023: Your questions answered

08 September 2023

Are you still thinking of applying to join Falmouth University through Clearing 2023? We’re here t...

Clearing 2023: Your questions answered
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Advice for results day

11 August 2023

Get tips for staying calm before results day and advice for the day itself.

Advice for results day
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Graduation 2023

Why our class of 2023 chose Falmouth University

Why our class of 2023 chose Falmouth University
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Joining Falmouth as my Insurance Choice

02 August 2023

My journey from A-Levels to my current degree choice was not at all streamlined. In my final year at...

Joining Falmouth as my Insurance Choice
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My advice for applying to Falmouth through Clearing

05 July 2023

Get Clearing advice from a current student.

My advice for applying to Falmouth through Clearing
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University student money diary

06 June 2023

We asked Katie, a second-year Acting student what she spends in a typical week at Falmouth Universit...

University student money diary
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Students at Koofi cafe

Budgeting tips from a Falmouth student

02 June 2023

Find tips on how to budget while studying at Falmouth.

Budgeting tips from a Falmouth student
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Dance students on stage in a line

Studying at my second choice university

02 June 2023

Dance student Dorka shares her experience of studying at her second choice university.

Studying at my second choice university
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How university helped to build my confidence

26 May 2023

Find out how university helped one student to build confidence and individuality.

How university helped to build my confidence
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Take a tour of Falmouth University's facilities

24 May 2023

Television student, Zoe shows us around the facilities across Falmouth and Penryn Campus.

Take a tour of Falmouth University's facilities
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Fun days out in Cornwall on a budget

10 May 2023

If you’re thinking about joining Falmouth University, then discover what Falmouth and Cornwall has...

Fun days out in Cornwall on a budget
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The Cornish Bank exterior building

How to enjoy Falmouth's music and theatre scene on a student budget

03 May 2023

Grace shares her favourite budget-friendly venues in Falmouth.

How to enjoy Falmouth's music and theatre scene on a student budget
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Daniel Whitaker

Studying online as a neurodivergent student

20 February 2023

Creative Writing BA(Hons) (Online) student Daniel Whitaker shares his experiences studying online as...

Studying online as a neurodivergent student
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My top 5 favourite things about student life in Falmouth

07 December 2022

Sustainable Tourism Management BA(Hons) student Lucy shares her favourite things about student life ...

My top 5 favourite things about student life in Falmouth
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How to prepare for University

31 August 2022

Third year student, Alice, shares her top tips on how to prepare for university, including what to b...

How to prepare for University

Thinking of studying with us in 2024?

If you're thinking of studying with us in September 2024, 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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