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University College Falmouth's Summer Shows celebrate success

artwork by Hannah CummingGraduating students from University College Falmouth will exhibit an impressive and diverse range of work from a wide variety of courses at the College's annual Summer Shows which take place from Tuesday 17 June to Saturday 21 June at its Woodlane Campus in Falmouth and Tremough Campus in Penryn.

The Shows offer an opportunity for the whole community, including potential employers, to celebrate the pioneering creativity of these final year students as they take their first steps into their chosen creative industry. Summer Shows 2008 promises to be an enjoyable and rewarding few days with pieces on show to excite and inspire as well as charm and mystify.

The Woodlane Campus, in the heart of Falmouth, will proudly showcase the exhibitions throughout its studios from its Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration and Journalism degree courses.

The cutting-edge Design Centre at the Tremough Campus will display the finest work produced by students from its Contemporary Crafts, Garden Design, Spatial Design: Interior & Landscape, Textile Design and 3D Design degree courses whilst in the brand new two-storey Photography Centre there will be exhibitions from the exciting world of Photography, Broadcasting, Film, English with creative writing and English with media studies degree courses.

"Our degree shows are treated with as much gravitas as any major public exhibition. We help our students maximise the presentation of their work, advising them how to arrange the exhibition spaces, catalogues and publicity," said Joe Coates, Course Leader of BA(Hons) Fine Art.

Show reels, screenings and film clips created and produced by graduating students from the industry-acclaimed Broadcasting and Film media degree courses will be showing throughout the duration of the Shows in the Tremough cinema.

Jeremy Whitaker, Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment said: "The work on display at this year's Summer Shows demonstrates the diverse creative talent of our students across a wide range of disciplines and firmly positions the College as a centre for creative excellence in the county and beyond."

In addition to the exhibitions, and for those who will be bringing younger children, the College's Day Nursery staff will also be providing face painting along with other arts and crafts activities from 11am to 3.30pm on Saturday 21 June.

A free bus service will operate between Woodlane and Tremough from 11am to 4pm. Buses will run continuously between these times from the bus stop outside the King Charles School, Woodlane. On Saturday the bus will also stop in Penryn outside the Seven Stars public house en-route to and from Tremough.

Summer Shows 2008 are open to the public from 10am to 6pm on Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 June; from 10am to 4pm on Friday 20 June; and from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 20 June. All are welcome and admission is free.

For further information about Summer Shows 2008 at University College Falmouth, please email, or telephone 01326 211077.

There are also exhibitions being taken to London, the first of these being at the New Designers Annual Exhibition in Islington where University College Falmouth students will be exhibiting across all the major disciplines, from Contemporary Applied Arts, Textiles, Fashion and Accessories (Part 1) to Furniture Design, Animation and Illustration and Spatial Design (Part 2). Part 1 runs from 3-6 July; and Part 2 from 10-13 July.

'Fleet', an exhibition by 24 graduates from University College Falmouth's renowned Fine Art degree course will bring together work from a range of fine art practices highlighting the disciplines of painting and sculpture and will be showcasing at The Electrician's Shop, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July.

For further information about Fleet, please email or visit the website at

In April 2008, University College Falmouth merged with Dartington College of Arts to create a new institution focusing on the expansion of Falmouth's expertise in Art, Design and Media and Dartington's expertise in Choreography, Music, Theatre, Art and Writing. The merger will pave the way for a new specialist Arts University in Cornwall in 2012, creating a Higher Education institution unique to the South West.

University College Falmouth is a founding partner in the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC), a unique initiative to promote regional economic regeneration through Higher Education, funded mainly by the European Union (Objective One), the South West Regional Development Agency, and the Higher Education Funding Council for England, with support from Cornwall County Council.

For further information about degree courses at University College Falmouth, visit, email or telephone Admissions on 01326 213854.

For further information please contact Jilly Easterby, Head of Public Affairs, University College Falmouth on 01326 213792 or email

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) project, both Phase 1 and Phase 2, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF). University College Falmouth is a partner of the CUC.


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