Performance, Theatre & Music Courses

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Be part of the next generation of performance artists, theatre-makers, production managers and music professionals.

Based in our Academy of Music & Theatre Arts (AMATA) – a vibrant, entrepreneurial and industry-connected hub for performers, technicians and managers in training – you’ll experience the benefits of being part of a dynamic, professional, creative community from the day you arrive.

Our Performance, Theatre & Music courses

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Music Business BA(Hons)

Music Business BA(Hons)

Get ready to shape the music business by mastering the skills needed to manage, create and innovate....

Music Business BA(Hons)
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Popular Music - 2023

Popular Music BA(Hons)

Whether it’s underground or mainstream, DIY or commercial, acoustic or electric, this course is fo...

Popular Music BA(Hons)
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A group of acting students on stage

Acting BA(Hons)

Push boundaries to become a progressive actor in a highly creative and collaborative environment. Ba...

Acting BA(Hons)
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Sound Design - 2023

Sound Design BA(Hons)

Explore the boundaries of sound and its potential to transport an audience in different contexts, fr...

Sound Design BA(Hons)
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Musical Theatre - 2023

Musical Theatre BA(Hons)

Combining training in acting, singing and dance, this practice-led degree will empower you for a car...

Musical Theatre BA(Hons)
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Theatre & Performance - 2023

Theatre & Performance BA(Hons)

Embrace a world of opportunity to become an original and distinctive theatre maker and performer. As...

Theatre & Performance BA(Hons)
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Technical Theatre Arts BA(Hons)

Begin your career in the technical theatre arts and get valuable, hands-on experience of the perform...

Technical Theatre Arts BA(Hons)
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Dance & Choreography BA(Hons)

Launch your career as a dancer and celebrate your unique potential as an artist with this skills-foc...

Dance & Choreography BA(Hons)
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Music - 2023

Music BA(Hons)

Prepare for a career as a professional musician with this industry-focused music degree. Based withi...

Music BA(Hons)
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Creative Music Technology BA(Hons)

Develop the creative and technical abilities needed to thrive in the music industry. Exploring compo...

Creative Music Technology BA(Hons)
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CERT HE - AMATA 2023

CertHE Music Courses

Take your first steps towards becoming a skilled creative music artist with one of our three CertHE ...

CertHE Music Courses

What can you do with a Music, Theatre or Performance degree?

Whether you want a career performing on stage or behind the scenes, a degree in Music, Theatre or Performance combines specialist teaching with entrepreneurial skills in self-promotion to prepare you for the performing arts industry. 

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Found the Performance, Theatre or Music degree for you? Discover our application information, key dates and interview advice. 

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World-class performance facilities

From Popular Music to Dance & Choreography and Acting, all our Performance, Theatre and Music degrees are supported by our purpose built performance venue. As a student here you'll benefit from AMATA's state of the art facilities, year round programme and the opportunity to showcase your work at the AMATA Festival at the end of your third year.  

Performance facilities
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Building a wealth of experience


Our Academy of Music & Theatre Arts provides students with the opportunity to collaborate and gain experience in different areas of the performing arts industries, such as directing, stage management, sound, lighting or set design. Read on to find out how one student made the leap from frontman in a successful pop band to a backstage lighting position at London’s biggest shows.

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Discover what our students do

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Pedal workshop

Lecturer to Chair new Cornwall Music Education Hub

09 June 2022

A consortium led by Community Interest Company (CIC) ASONE Perform has been granted funding of more ...

Lecturer to Chair new Cornwall Music Education Hub
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Kalev

Student secures internship with legendary recording studio

07 June 2022

Second year Creative Music Technology BA(Hons) student Kalev Villem has secured an internship at leg...

Student secures internship with legendary recording studio
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Viva new

“Nothing’s ever wasted.” Rising star Mog Jones discusses lessons learnt on creativity

30 May 2022

For someone who describes herself as “quite reserved and nervous”, Mog Jones is making some bold...

“Nothing’s ever wasted.” Rising star Mog Jones discusses lessons learnt on creativity
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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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Six bassist

From Falmouth to the West End

12 April 2022

Popular Music graduate Kelly has landed her dream role as a bassist for Six the Musical. In Augus...

From Falmouth to the West End
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Simon and Isobel

Olivier Award win for Associate Lecturer Simon Harvey

11 April 2022

Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort Of), co-directed by Associate Lecturer Simon Harvey, has won Best ente...

Olivier Award win for Associate Lecturer Simon Harvey
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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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Photo of Sink the Show event at Printworks 

From frontman to backstage guru: Meet Technical Theatre Arts graduate Ned Siuipy

17 February 2022

From starring in a pop band in Lithuania to a backstage lighting role at London’s biggest ...

From frontman to backstage guru: Meet Technical Theatre Arts graduate Ned Siuipy
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Live From Studio K 4 Feb 2022 V2

AMATA’s Live from Studio K sessions are back

15 February 2022

Live from Studio K kicks off its spring line-up with three-piece band Rayne, comprised of Popular Mu...

AMATA’s Live from Studio K sessions are back
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The Soundery

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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Daisy Moon

Graduate DJ speaks to BBC Radio 6 Music about the Bristol club scene

27 January 2022

Music alumni Daisy Moon is now a staple of the Bristol DJ scene. On 15 January, she spoke to Gilles ...

Graduate DJ speaks to BBC Radio 6 Music about the Bristol club scene
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Enhancement Week gives AMATA students access to industry expertise

27 January 2022

Accent classes with a renowned coach, accredited unarmed combat sessions and intensive dance worksho...

Enhancement Week gives AMATA students access to industry expertise
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Hockeysmith

Popular Music graduate takes The Guardian Playlist top spot

02 December 2021

BA Popular Music graduate Annie Hockey-Smith, who makes fascinating techno-infused tunes under the m...

Popular Music graduate takes The Guardian Playlist top spot
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Dom Mckiernan

Falmouth graduate joins Stink Films as music video executive producer

23 September 2021

BA(Hons) Popular Music graduate Dom Mckiernan has joined the independent production network Stink Fi...

Falmouth graduate joins Stink Films as music video executive producer
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I Am Not Kanye West Poster Portrait 1

AMATA hosts Cornish companies for The Edinburgh Fringe

28 July 2021

Falmouth's Academy of Music & Theatre Arts (AMATA) is delighted to announce the line-up for The ...

AMATA hosts Cornish companies for The Edinburgh Fringe
Kyma New 2
Kyma New 2

Students swap Italy for Falmouth to follow music career dreams

28 May 2021

Second-year Creative Music Technology students Giulia, Giosuè and Andrea – aka electro-pop group ...

Students swap Italy for Falmouth to follow music career dreams
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Resized Drag

AMATA to live stream performances at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

17 May 2021

In partnership with Pleasance Theatre Trust, Falmouth University’s live performance venue AMA...

AMATA to live stream performances at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
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Dr D Ferrett Profile Image

Lecturer establishes historic Royal Musical Association study group

16 February 2021

Dr D Ferrett, Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, has become one of four academics to form the Popular...

Lecturer establishes historic Royal Musical Association study group
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Dance & Choreography graduate produces 2020 Rhythms

12 January 2021

Commissioned by East London Dance through their The Fi.ELD (Future Innovators. East London Dance) pr...

Dance & Choreography graduate produces 2020 Rhythms
Future Void
Future Void

New album released by music lecturer Norah Lorway

18 December 2020

Award-winning Creative Music Technology lecturer Dr Norah Lorway has released her latest album Futur...

New album released by music lecturer Norah Lorway

Open Days & online events

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Any questions? 

If you have any questions about our Performance, Theatre and Music courses, get in touch with our Future Studies Team. 

E: futurestudies@falmouth.ac.uk 

T: +44 (0)1326 254350 

WhatsApp: +44 (0)1212 852937 

SMS: +44 (0)1277 420398