Home to our Graduate School and growing community of research students, the Academy for Innovation & Research (AIR) also facilitates collaboration with a range of partners including businesses, charities and public sector organisations. AIR is something of a hybrid department, providing services and support across the University, as well incubating new courses before they are transferred to an academic department.
The Falmouth School of Art takes its name from the original art school at Falmouth, founded in 1902. Visual arts have been practised and taught here for over a century, and we have an established reputation for creative excellence, which we are always seeking to improve.
Cornwall has long attracted creative practitioners, such as the St Ives artists who relocated here in the mid-20th century to produce internationally-acclaimed work. They lived locally but operated globally, which is how we encourage our students to work today.
Building on this prestigious legacy in a contemporary context, the School of Art is committed to studio culture, which encourages both the discipline and supportive peer group networks that help sustain successful careers in today's highly competitive creative industries. Primarily located at the Falmouth Campus in a subtropical garden, our studios and workshop facilities provide an exceptional environment for thinking and making, fostering experimentation, innovation and critical dialogue.
If you ask the top creative directors, designers or art directors what the most important quality they are looking for in a graduate is, they will tell you it's the ability to think creatively. It's all about the 'big idea' behind the work, the challenging of convention and the creative risk. It is this that drives us and creates the central platform for the School – it is our shared currency.
The Fashion & Textiles Institute at Falmouth brings together dynamic courses in Fashion Design, Textile Design, Fashion Photography, Interior Design, Fashion Marketing and Performance Sportswear Design. It's an energetic, industrious, studio-based environment and our students love the approach – proved with a 94% course average in the last National Student Satisfaction survey.
The School of Film & Television at Falmouth is one of the very best in the UK. We enjoy some of the highest student satisfaction levels of any film school and were one of the first national centres of excellence to be accredited by Skillset.
Established at Falmouth in 2010, following a merger with the internationally renowned Dartington College of Arts, The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts is dedicated to education, research and public programming across four related fields of practice: Theatre, Music, Dance, and Cultural Management & Production.
The Institute of Photography at Falmouth has a longstanding, international reputation. It is a place where top-flight photographers, the industry, renowned artists, researchers and students come together to create, challenge and interpret the world of the image in some of the finest facilities in Europe.
Falmouth's School of Writing & Journalism has a reputation for excellent teaching, renowned vocational MAs and internationally recognised research; allowing students to explore all aspects of creative and professional writing. You'll be part of a vibrant, creative community and have access to our Media Centre and new Exchange building – some of the best facilities in the country.