While you apply

At Falmouth, we’re here to support you. As a flexible learning student, you are not on your own. In fact, you are at the centre of a network of support services and staff committed to your success.  

Course advisors

Our course advisors, your first point of contact, will guide you through the features and benefits of our flexible learning programmes and online platform.

They are here to answer any questions you have on choosing the right course, the application process, and financial support. 

You can call our friendly and knowledgeable team on +44 (0)1223 447713.

Studying online

While you study

Student advisors

Once you’ve started your course, student advisors are available to answer practical queries, give you tips on learning online effectively, and achieving work-life balance. They can also direct you to our specialist University support services. 

Your global network

As a flexible learning student, you are part of a global community. Don’t be shy – reach out, discuss and collaborate with like-minded peers and learn from a wealth of diverse cultural perspectives.  

Academic team

Our academics, experts in their field, are based all over the world. They are here to answer any questions you may have about the course content and guide you through the modules on your way to successfully completing your qualification. 

Hear from current students in our Q&A:

Three students, Stephanie Lennon (MA Illustration), Bernd Wuersching (MA Photography), and Nick Drewery (MA Photography), discuss the support received from peers, career progression, and the emphasis on creative and academic expression. 


Want to watch the full webinar? Register to gain access

[MUSIC PLAYING] - The first four modules are very intense, and you have a really close support in our photography class, from the academic team and from the supervisor, at the end. And I think that's what we're being told, and that's sometimes even the challenge. We're, of course, supposed to work independently in a major course, and the supervisor time is quite restricted.

So you really have to focus on those few minutes you get. It's six meetings within two modules. So you really have to focus on that, and that's sometimes things you really have to get along. And on the other way, Nick and I and others, we would meet in online groups and talk about our experience as well.

The second thing I would like to mention, I'm German. I'm not a native English speaker. What I really experienced very well and enjoyed was the support of the language team. They're really helping me, currently.

We are just one week away from submission of our final major project, and I took the opportunity. So it's getting warmer here, and I took the opportunity just to go through my paper, my text, with the language support team. And they were absolutely fantastic, how they support me.

- For me, I don't come from that creative background. Social science is my background, and so it was a new way of writing and a new way of learning. The network and the support that I had from all of my peers, we set up a WhatsApp group, and it's just been non-stop for two years, and absolutely brilliant. Without that supportive network of peers, I don't think I'd be sat here a week away from handing in an FMP (Final Major Project).

- Nobody will tell you how to use a camera or what aperture, or shutter speed, or ISO is. So that's something you shouldn't be expecting. Of course, if you are with your cohorts, members, with your peers, you might exchange knowledge about that. And sometimes it's about gear and cameras, and it can go wild, but that's more or less in our private WhatsApp groups.

- People's ability to write academically, and because if you are good at writing academically, then you can spend more time on your practical work and vice versa, depending on individual skill set.

- One example where we were doing a piece which was called a socially-driven narrative. So we all found our own individual issues that we were interested in and passionate about exploring and how we could communicate those issues through illustration. So at the time, obviously, I was working in education.

So mine was related to that field. And you're reading around those challenges, and you have a point of view that you want to express. And so that's feeding into what you're presenting practically as well.


In January, just gone of this year, so I've already-- I was very lucky. I got commissions straight out of literally finish the course and have my first commission, which is working with a chefs and schools program in London. And then just at the end of last week, received my first commission for an illustration for a book. So that's what I'm working on at the moment.

And then I'll show you-- actually, when we look at our work later, I'll show that, during the course, we have a unit on the illustration course. It's called professional practice, which is brilliant, because it really teaches you how to focus yourself as an illustrator. You tend to often be self-employed. So some have agents, many don't, and so it really teaches you about what to think about when you're setting yourself up to be successful-- your website, your branding, all that kind of thing.

I was lucky enough with the work I produced during that module was then picked up by a company in Dubai who then like commissioned it and licensed it for use on their products over there. So yeah, it's already helped me. It's fantastic. Yeah. I can't complain.


Graduation and beyond

Get your award in person

Celebrate your academic achievements with family and friends by attending graduation on campus.

As a flexible learning student, you are invited to travel to Falmouth University, to take part in our prestigious graduation ceremony where you will formally be awarded your degree alongside your peers.

After graduation

The support doesn't end when you complete your course. As alumni, expand your professional network through Falmouth Connect.

Make contact with fellow graduates and advance your career through inside connections working in top companies.

Onna R
More about graduation

Contact us

Why Falmouth?

Falmouth University has a history of more than 100 years of creative thinking. Today, we recognise that anyone should be able to access our first-class education. That's why our online courses give you the flexibility to learn at the times and places that suit you.

We're focused on your future - in the way we teach, what we teach and how we connect you to each other and the relevant industries for your passions and career. So, explore your options and how you’ll learn with us - get in touch, ask questions and see how we can help you.