Art and Design Master's Degrees

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Expand your creative career choice with a master's degree in art and design

Carve out your creative path with our globally-minded master's degrees in art and design. From developing effective communication in a saturated world on our Graphic Design MA to working on socially engaged live projects on our Architecture MArch programme. From User Experience Design in the modern world to our unique practice-based Prosthetic Effects MA. Our art and design master's degrees are rigorous, industry-focused and powerful accelerants in your creative career.

Our art and design postgraduate courses

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MArchitecture 2022

Architecture MArch

Define a new agenda for architecture. Develop and refine your skills while working on real projects ...

Architecture MArch
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Communication Design MA

Work in an interdisciplinary studio environment, where designing and communicating meaningful and ef...

Communication Design MA
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Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion MA (Online)

Become a conscious changemaker in the 21st century fashion industry. Develop a radical and circular ...

Sustainable Fashion MA (Online)
Creative Advertising Ma 2022
Creative Advertising Ma 2022

Creative Advertising MA

Build your capabilities as a strategically minded advertising creative. You’ll enter an intensive ...

Creative Advertising MA
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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)
Game Design Ma 2022
Game Design Ma 2022

Game Design MA

Are you passionate about games and keen to make them better? Do you feel curious about what makes a ...

Game Design MA
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Game Art MA

Are you an artist with a passion for games? Do you want to develop your skills to meet the challenge...

Game Art MA
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)
Prosthetic Effects Ma 2022
Prosthetic Effects Ma 2022

Prosthetic Effects MA

Launch your career in prosthetic effects with this unique course. Working hand-in-hand with world-cl...

Prosthetic Effects MA
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Graphic Design Ma 2022

Graphic Design MA/PGDip (online)

Whether building upon traditional fields or responding to new or emergent media, audiences and marke...

Graphic Design MA/PGDip (online)
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User Experience Design Ma 2022

User Experience Design MA (Online)

Learn how to apply key principles of user-centered design to create original work based on your own ...

User Experience Design MA (Online)

Why study an art or design master's degree?

Our postgraduate students choose to study for lots of reasons

A master's degree is your chance to specialise and really explore a subject in greater depth. Whether you want to accelerate your career or enhance your personal development, our art and design master's courses will allow you to hone your skills and find your unique creative voice.

We offer online and on-campus postgraduate courses that allow for both full-time or part-time study. With our renowned creative heritage, Falmouth is rich in inspiration, connections and resources. You'll be taught by experienced practitioners and take on real agency briefs. You'll have the opportunity to explore areas of art, design and visual communication while developing an entrepreneurial eye to consider the outlets for your work.

What our students and graduates do

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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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Creative session

Creative Advertising students developing Safer Streets campaign

09 March 2022

Creative Advertising students are working with Cornwall Council to create a communications campaign ...

Creative Advertising students developing Safer Streets campaign
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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
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Jo Taylor Creative Advertising MA Graduate

Graduate spotlight: KitKat, CoppaFeel & a Cannes Gold Lion

15 February 2022

Since graduating from Falmouth's Creative Advertising MA, Jo Taylor has worked for the likes of KitK...

Graduate spotlight: KitKat, CoppaFeel & a Cannes Gold Lion
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Santiago Losado

Graduate working as Creative Director for Mercedes-Benz

14 December 2021

From Falmouth University to Creative Director for Mercedes-Benz in Latin America, the career traject...

Graduate working as Creative Director for Mercedes-Benz
Barney Spiro
Barney Spiro

Graduate takes his skills overseas after Cannes Lions success

06 October 2021

Winning four D&AD Pencils, creating Cannes Lions Award-winning ads with Saatchi & Saatchi an...

Graduate takes his skills overseas after Cannes Lions success
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Falmouth graduates declare WarOnCovid

25 May 2021

As coronavirus began to take its toll on the UK, Creative Advertising graduates James Hodson and Jas...

Falmouth graduates declare WarOnCovid
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Rosie May Robert Kitchen

Graduate Success: Rosie May

21 May 2021

Since graduating from Falmouth in 2017, Rosie May has created advertising campaigns for some of the ...

Graduate Success: Rosie May
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James Sellick

Meet the Creative Advertising graduate who’s disrupting the industry

13 May 2021

Creative Advertising MA graduate James Sellick has carved out a truly unique&nbs...

Meet the Creative Advertising graduate who’s disrupting the industry
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Students Webcomics on The Promise

02 June 2020

The Promise is a new collection of webcomics produced by BA & MA Illustration students at F...

Students Webcomics on The Promise
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Illustrators Focus on Climate Emergency at Annual Forum

13 March 2020

The annual Falmouth Illustration Forum, organised by MA Illustration: Authorial Practice students, t...

Illustrators Focus on Climate Emergency at Annual Forum
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Communication Design Grad Presents AI Research at MIT

29 November 2019

MA Communication Design graduate Sekyeong Kwon recently presented a paper at DeSForM19, the conferen...

Communication Design Grad Presents AI Research at MIT
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MA Project Explores How Creativity Can Help Mental Health Wellbeing

10 September 2019

A collaborative project between Authorial Practice Illustration Masters' students and service-users ...

MA Project Explores How Creativity Can Help Mental Health Wellbeing
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Falmouth Most Successful Uni at D&AD

18 July 2019

Falmouth is celebrating a bumper year at the D&AD New Blood Awards, where the number of prizes a...

Falmouth Most Successful Uni at D&AD
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Students Shortlisted for World Illustration Awards

25 June 2019

With two students and three graduates being shortlisted across a variety of categories, Falmouth has...

Students Shortlisted for World Illustration Awards
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Top 10 tips from a professional illustrator

15 June 2019

Tilly McKerrow, one of our Illustration tutors and – simultaneously – one of our MA Authorial Pr...

Top 10 tips from a professional illustrator
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MA Advertising Students Nominated for Chip Shop Awards

04 June 2019

“Pure, unadulterated creativity with no limits”, that’s what the Chip Shop Awards are about. C...

MA Advertising Students Nominated for Chip Shop Awards
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Top Ten Tips from Comms Design Graduate

26 March 2019

Since graduating from MA Communication Design in 2017, Samuel Cooke has worked at two different crea...

Top Ten Tips from Comms Design Graduate
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Bethia Naughton-Rumbo

Successful Comms Design Graduate Thriving in Falmouth

21 February 2019

Since graduating from the MA in Communication Design in 2017, Bethia Naughton-Rumbo has be...

Successful Comms Design Graduate Thriving in Falmouth
Ruby Norman-Curran

Industry Insight with Creative Advertising graduate

11 December 2018

Since graduating from the Creative Advertising MA in 2014, Ruby Norman-Curran has worked w...

Industry Insight with Creative Advertising graduate

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Postgraduate study can be a springboard for your career. From User Experience Design to Illustration, we combine innovation with creativity on our master's courses. Find out how to apply today.

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