Garden Design at University College Falmouth

Garden Design at University College Falmouth
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University College Falmouth is internationally renowned for its undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in art, design and media.  In March 2004, its standing and quality were recognised when the Privy Council granted the College the power to award its own taught degrees.

University College Falmouth is a founding partner in the Combined Universities in Cornwall, a unique initiative to promote regional economic regeneration through higher education.  The CUC is 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.

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BA(Hons) Garden Design at University College Falmouth
At Falmouth, good garden design is about great thinking.  And what better place to stimulate thinking than the most visually rich college in the country, where you are never short of inspiration – from the rugged landscape and sub-tropical gardens of Cornwall to the stimulation of studying with other artists?

The only Garden Design course in the UK based at a college of art, design and media, Falmouth takes a unique approach; addressing the discipline from a visual perspective but grounding it firmly in design and horticulture.  Through our partnership with Duchy College, you’ll learn about organic practice, conservation, soil and plants at the same time as developing your design skills, creativity and fully-rounded knowledge of garden making.  From conception and planning to the creation and management of landscapes, you’ll master all stages of the garden design process, making models and prototypes as well as producing a variety of graphics to convey your designs.

There are three key components to our approach; place, people and environment, and an emphasis on designing public as well as private spaces.  History and culture, different people’s needs and environmental responsibility all play important roles in creating gardens and smaller site-specific public spaces, and on graduation you’ll have a full understanding of how these components interact when fulfilling a client’s brief. You’ll also spend time working with the local community, designing rural estates, urban spaces, sculpture parks and show gardens, and on live projects.

Add to that lectures from experienced staff and high-profile guest speakers, demonstrations and the most amazing natural surroundings and you’ve got the recipe for garden design success.

For further information about BA(Hons) Garden Design: Arts & Environment at University College Falmouth, please visit, email or contact Admissions on 01326 214382 (for the full-time option) or 01326 214383 (for the part-time route).  For information on the College’s forthcoming Garden Design Summer School with award-winning garden designers, Richard Sneesby and Alistair Rivers, please visit, email or contact Business Relations on 01326 370444.

About Duchy College Rosewarne
Duchy College is Cornwall's College of the Countryside.  It prides itself on being one of the leading landbased colleges in the country, and is based on two main campus sites – Stoke Climsland in the east of Cornwall which is 25 minutes outside of Plymouth, and Rosewarne in the west, just outside of Camborne.

In addition to the two main sites the College also has two smaller sites: Feadon Farm, which provides agriculture courses and support for veterinary nursing and animal care students at Rosewarne, whilst its Wadebridge Centre located on the Royal Cornwall Showground offers many subjects including creative crafts, but mainly concentrates on agriculture.

For further information about Duchy College Rosewarne, please visit, email or telephone 01209 722100.

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