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)

On this BA Illustration degree, you’ll get the professional experiences, technical skills and indu...

Illustration BA(Hons) (Online)
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Architecture - 2023

Architecture BA(Hons)

Learn through making on this RIBA and ARB accredited course. Working on live briefs in a studio envi...

Architecture BA(Hons)
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ADT - 2023

Architectural Design & Technology BSc(Hons)

Learn to integrate design, construction technology, building engineering and construction management...

Architectural Design & Technology BSc(Hons)
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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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Visual Communication - 2023

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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Interior Design Lead_23 prospectus 2

Interior Design BA(Hons)

Delve into the world of built spaces, interior environments and the people who inhabit them. Through...

Interior Design BA(Hons)
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Interior design Online - 2023

Interior Design BA(Hons) (Online)

Test the bounds of what's possible to achieve in interior spaces and develop the entrepreneurial kno...

Interior Design BA(Hons) (Online)
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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)
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Interior Architecture Lead_23 Prospectus

Interior Architecture BA(Hons)

Uncover the impact and potential of the spaces in which we work, rest and play, on this future-focus...

Interior Architecture BA(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 Architecture 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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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
Illustration by Sophie Melissa depicting five people of different races
Sophie Melissa Illustration

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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Illustration Fest 4
©Emily Barlow / Mayn Creative

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
Abby Mundell's illustration was produced for Veganuary, promoting the climate benefits of plant-based eating.
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Abby Mundell's winning illustration

Veganuary has chosen its art competition winner

25 January 2022

Abby Mundell has been announced as the winner of Veganuary's art competition, which challenged stude...

Veganuary has chosen its art competition winner
Illustration of Dame Sarah Storey
Dame Sarah Illustration

Student commissioned to illustrate Britain’s most decorated Paralympian

22 December 2021

Third year Illustration student Sally Waite presented 28-time Paralympic medal winner Dame Sarah Sto...

Student commissioned to illustrate Britain’s most decorated Paralympian
Portrait of Hana Omori, Tanya Cruz and Isabel Ramos
Keiken Image

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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Robot Shoe 1

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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Trinitycollabboazkoha 002

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
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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Eyewear 1

Student designs future-proofed sustainable sunglasses

16 September 2021

Sustainable Product Design student Charlie Ruck is giving plastic waste a new lease of life with the...

Student designs future-proofed sustainable sunglasses
Lily Stock Profile
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
Rent Deck Model
Rent Deck Model

Student to exhibit sustainable design in Milan

27 August 2021

Sustainable Product Design graduate Herbie Hodson has been selected to exhibit his final year projec...

Student to exhibit sustainable design in Milan

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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 

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