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This summer you could be sitting on a beach, or….

This summer you could design the perfect garden, create a stunning print, write a bestselling book or take incredible photographs underwater – and you won't even have to leave Cornwall to do it.

University College Falmouth has gathered together some of the UK's most talented specialists to offer a unique series of exciting Summer Schools. With full access to the College's studios, workshops and technical resources, each Summer School course is designed to introduce you to the very highest levels of professional practice.

The diverse range of Summer School courses include: Garden Design, Printmaking, Novel Writing, Writing for Children, Underwater Photography, Glassmaking and Ceramics. Ranging from three days to a full week, each course will be led by experts in their field, many of whom teach at the College. For example, the Garden Design course will be led by Richard Sneesby, the nationally known landscape architect and garden designer. Richard designed an award-winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2000, has written and presented two television series on garden design and is the course leader for Garden Design at University College Falmouth.

World-renowned printmakers Freya Payne and John Howard will be running the Printmaking Summer School, which is aimed at both experienced printmakers and beginners. With full access to the College's workshops, the course will cover a variety of techniques, including autographic and photographic work in intaglio media, etching, aquatint, lithography, woodcut, linocut and silkscreen.

Acclaimed writer Jane Pollard, author of 21 published books, will lead the Summer School in Novel Writing, introducing aspiring authors to the techniques and skills every writer needs and top children's author Karen King, who has written more than 90 children's books, will be running the course in Writing for Children.

And if you ever fancied coming face to face with a basking shark – and taking its picture – the College's Underwater Photography course is the perfect place to learn how. University College Falmouth has more than 10 years' experience in teaching underwater photography and students will have access to state-of-the-art digital equipment. And because Cornwall's waters are amongst the clearest in the UK, with an incredible range of marine life, it's the ideal environment in which to learn. The Underwater Photography course is open to all divers who have reached PADI Advanced Open Water level or its equivalent.

Professor Alan Livingston, Principal of University College Falmouth, says: "I'm delighted with the diversity and the range of the Summer School programme. The College has attracted some of the very best specialist tutors and these Summer School courses are an excellent opportunity for the general public to gain from their skills and experience. I'm sure the Summer Schools will a great success and next year I hope we'll be offering an even wider selection of courses."

For further information please contact Jilly Easterby, public relations officer at University College Falmouth on 01326 211077, or email:

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the CUC, both Phase 1 and Phase 2 through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


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Clare Morgan
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