The Falmouth Campus is nestled by exotic, subtropical gardens and is a short walk from the vibrant town centre, several beaches and seafront with castle views. The campus has an outdoor sculpture canopy, an arts library, a refectory bar that hosts many gigs and dedicated studio spaces for each course, IT suites equipped with industry-standard software and a state-of-the-art Fashion Studio.
The new Penryn Campus has high-tech facilities and innovative buildings – all purposefully designed for practitioners in every area of the arts. The newly opened Exchange Building has been constructed to provide a hub with shared space for library journals, zones for group-meetings and a lecture theatre; along with personalised areas for relaxation, thinking and study.
The Performance Centre has theatres, studio theatres, dance studios, music-practice rooms and recording studios. The £19,036,000 investment has ensured every area of technology has been included to its maximum quality.
The Design Centre is an open-plan space where students are free to experiment in ceramics, glass, wood, design and all forms of media and there is access to CAD. It is also home to The Textile Centre, which houses traditional looms and factory-standard machinery. Students design textiles and garments before realising their projects through to complete products.
The Photography Centre is there for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the art of painting by light. There are studios, top-range cameras and lighting equipment, along with editing suits and professional scanners to develop the art into further digital expressions. There are also traditional black-and-white rooms.
The Media Centre concentrates on television and radio production. There is a professional newsroom with scriptwriting and editing software. The fully equipped studios are specialist resources for recording. The centre hires out cameras and equipment and has 30 computers with multi-track audio-editing software and graphics software. There is also a 106-seat cinema.
The new AIR building is a pioneering centre for research and houses our increasingly growing number of MPhil/ PhD students.
The Penryn Campus also comprises a fabulous suite of other facilities, from modern accommodation, shops and a refectory; to a gym with an exercise studio and a bar that hosts a variety of events.