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Falmouth University

About Falmouth

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  • Falmouth is a town and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England. It is the largest port in the area and is bursting with uniqueness.
  • It is a local town, with a university that doesn’t want to be like the rest.
  • The old part of the town overlooks the inner harbour in Carrick Roads, whereas the newer residential area, with hotels, faces Falmouth Bay of the English Channel.
  • Falmouth has long been important as a port. The complex of drowned river valleys that form Carrick Roads creates a sheltered refuge, accessible at all times and guarded by the Tudor fortresses of Pendennis (west) and Saint Mawes (east).
  • The use of the port as a shipbuilding centre has been assisted by increased wharfage and dry-dock facilities. With its sandy beaches, equable climate, and spacious harbour, Falmouth is a favoured holiday resort and yachting centre. The Trelissick estate and Elizabethan farmhouse on the estuary of the River Fal were taken over by the National Trust in 1956. The Royal Cornwall Yacht Club has its headquarters in the town.

Falmouth University Facts

  • Falmouth University takes its origins from the Falmouth School of Art, opened in 1902, which is still located in the town’s original Woodlane Campus.
  • This offers traditional studio-based courses in fine art, graphics and illustration, while the separate Institute of Photography takes advantage of the dramatic coastal setting to offer Europe’s first BA in marine and natural history photography, including an underwater option.
  • Though Falmouth has greatly expanded beyond its art school roots and acquired full university status in 2012, it still has no plans to become a “general” university and defines itself as a specialist multi-arts institution.
  • Students can now choose between courses in most creative fields: architecture and design; communications and journalism; fashion and textiles; film and television; and music and theatre arts. Most are based at the larger out-of-town Penryn Campus, shared with the University of Exeter and largely designed to boost hitherto limited higher educational provision within Cornwall.
  • More unusual is the very vocationally focussed Games Academy, where immersive courses give students coached largely by industry professionals the opportunity to work in teams and develop the full range of talents required by commercial game developers.

Location

Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4RH, United Kingdom

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