Visual arts have been practised and taught at Falmouth 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 Falmouth School of Art is committed to studio culture, which encourages both the discipline and supportive peer 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.