Art & Design Courses

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Work on live projects, get access to our valuable industry connections and let our famously inspiring location stoke your creativity. 

With professional-standard facilities, industry partners from places like the National Gallery and guest speakers like Cornelia Parker, we’re here to give tomorrow’s visual storytellers the insights, skills and confidence to succeed across an exciting range of creative professions. 

Our Art & Design 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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Illustration - 2023

Illustration BA(Hons)

Become adept at problem solving and creating your visual language on this Illustration course, renow...

Illustration BA(Hons)
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Sustainable Product Design - 2023

Sustainable Product Design BA(Hons)

Become a conscientious and innovative product designer with the professional practice skills to make...

Sustainable Product Design BA(Hons)
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Textile Design - 2023

Textile Design BA(Hons)

On our textile design degree, you’ll be part of a vibrant, supportive community of multidisciplina...

Textile Design BA(Hons)
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Illustration Online - 2023

Illustration BA(Hons) (Online)

Discover your unique illustrative voice. 

Illustration BA(Hons) (Online)
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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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Creative Advertising - 2023

Creative Advertising BA(Hons)

Pitching, hustling, scribbling, protesting, researching, writing, experimenting, crafting and – mo...

Creative Advertising BA(Hons)
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Graphic Design - 2023 crop

Graphic Design BA(Hons)

With an emphasis on design thinking and crafting big ideas beautifully, this Graphic Design degree i...

Graphic Design BA(Hons)
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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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Game Art - 2023

Game Art BA(Hons)

Work in multi-skilled collaborative teams and graduate as a confident, industry-ready game artist. ...

Game Art BA(Hons)
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Illustration students working in a classroom
Illustration students

Integrated Foundation Year BA/BSc(Hons)

Explore your creativity and expand your professional skills by entering the creative industries on a...

Integrated Foundation Year BA/BSc(Hons)

What can you do with an Art and Design degree?

An Art or Design degree will teach you skills that are relevant for multiple industries so you can follow a career path that is truly fulfilling for a lifetime.

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Extensive art & design facilities

Whether you're studying Sustainable Product Design, Drawing or Creative Advertising, you'll have access to a range of inspiring studio spaces and purpose built facilities, including life drawing studios, animation studios, a printmaking studio and wood and metal workshops. 

Art & design facilities
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Illustration by Sophie Melissa depicting five people of different races
Sophie Melissa Illustration

Industry links


We provide opportunities for students to access industry insights and experiences through placements, guest speakers and portfolio reviews with leading art directors. We also encourage students to exhibit their work at national exhibitions, such as New Designers in London. Read on to discover how one Illustration graduate is now creating content for Penguin, Vogue and WIRED.

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Discover what our students do

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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
Susannah Douglas award entry
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
SeaCo sustainable product design project
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
Rachael Saunders art work
Rachael Saunders WOI entry 3

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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AP Holm

Student takes home sustainability award at Interior Educators 2022

02 August 2022

BA(Hons) Interior Design student Ashley Powell has seen his shortlisted project 'holm' rise to ...

Student takes home sustainability award at Interior Educators 2022
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D&AD

Unprecedented success for Falmouth at 2022 D&AD Awards

26 July 2022

There was significant success for Falmouth’s students at the 2022 D&AD New Blood Awards, with ...

Unprecedented success for Falmouth at 2022 D&AD Awards
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Ashley Powell

Interior Educators Awards 2022: Shortlisted projects exhibited at Re-Form show

22 July 2022

Falmouth University's shortlisted Interior Educators Awards submissions were recently exhibited at t...

Interior Educators Awards 2022: Shortlisted projects exhibited at Re-Form show
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Abby Mundell

Student makes World Illustration Awards longlist

08 July 2022

Illustration BA(Hons) student Abby Mundell has been longlisted by the Association of Illustrators at...

Student makes World Illustration Awards longlist
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Jordan Amy Lee at Una

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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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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Tommy portrait

Fashion Design student finds a creative home in Falmouth

30 May 2022

A year into his studies, and BA(Hons) Fashion Design student Tommy Marley was struggling to realise ...

Fashion Design student finds a creative home in Falmouth
An interior of a restaurant with a wooden roof, plants and chairs
Restaurant Interior design

The psychology of space: How interiors shape our behaviour

20 May 2022

Discover how interior environments can impact our daily lives and influence our behaviour.

The psychology of space: How interiors shape our behaviour
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Sketch

Interior Design students create concept designs for AMATA

18 May 2022

Two second-year Interior Design BA(Hons) students have teamed up to create concept designs for an ex...

Interior Design students create concept designs for AMATA
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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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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
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Interior Design apartment visual

The difference between interior design and interior architecture

28 April 2022

Understand the key differences between interior design and interior architecture.

The difference between interior design and interior architecture
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
Artwork by student with chrome plated pipes
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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Any questions? 

If you have any questions about our Art and Design courses, get in touch with our Future Studies Team. 

E: futurestudies@falmouth.ac.uk 

T: +44 (0)1326 254350