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Falmouth University join APDIG

Falmouth University join APDIG

12th February 2018

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Design and Innovation are delighted to welcome Falmouth University as member of the APDIG. Originally founded as the Falmouth School of Arts in 1902, it formally recieved university status in 2012 and has established itself as one of the leading institutions for creative education in the South West. 

For more than 100 years, Falmouth University has been a hub of creative thinking and design innovation.Today, its portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses represents the breadth of the Creative Industries, from art, design and fashion, to gaming, music and film. 

Professor Anne Carlisle, Falmouth University Vice Chancellor said, “Creative skills are key to the future economy, therefore we’re pleased to be joining the APDIG, to engage with key policymakers and decision takers in the UK’s thriving creative industries." 

Falmouth’s research programmes are built on the principle of open innovation - the idea that the grand challenges of our age can be addressed most effectively when tackled collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries. They focus on delivering impact for lives and economies through the development of new knowledge, solutions, services and products. 

More than 5500 students from across the globe study on Falmouth’s two campuses, with access to professional standard environments including state-of-the-art performance and recording studios, some of the best photography facilities in Europe, cutting edge digital manufacturing technology and a TV studio and gallery. 

As well as the courses that are delivered on-campus in Cornwall, Falmouth also provides ground-breaking online distance learning and exciting partnerships with industry-leading bodies including the Academy of Contemporary Music and the Fashion Retail Academy in London. 

Falmouth University is changing the way Higher Education is delivered. Its future focussed and multi-disciplinary approach means it is planning for the needs of the future economy, ensuring its students have the skills they need to excel in a fast-changing world. Putting real world, real market challenges and hands-on experience at the heart of the learning experience also means that Falmouth’s graduates leave as experienced professionals, accomplished complex problem solvers and strong team players.

Jack Tindale, APDIG Manager said, "Art and design are one of the fastest growing sectors of the British economy, and must be placed at the centre of the Government's industrial strategy. I am delighted to welcome Falmouth University as one of our academic members, and very much look forward to showing how this innovative university is transforming the cultural and economic landscape of Cornwall and beyond."