Category Archives: BA(Hons) Digital Media

Visiting Professor Rory Sutherland Lecture – Thu 21st Apr, 5:30pm Lecture Theatre 1 Woodlane Campus

We are delighted to welcome back Rory Sutherland, Vice-Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather UK, and past President (2010) of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA). He holds an Honorary Doctorate (D. Litt) at Brunel University, is a Visiting Professor at Warwick Business School, and is author of The Wikki Man (2011), as well as countless journal articles and blog posts.

Born in Usk, Monmouthshire in 1965, Rory read Classics at Christ’s College, Cambridge, before joining Ogilvy as a Graduate Trainee in 1988. After 18 months spent as an account handler, Rory became a copywriter in June 1990.

He has since worked on Amex, BT, Compaq, Microsoft, IBM, BUPA, easyJet, Unilever, winning a few awards along the way. He was appointed Creative Director of OgilvyOne in 1997 and ECD in 1998. In 2005 he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Ogilvy & Mather Group in the UK.

“Rory’s media-neutral approach anticipated the digital revolution: his mantra has always been to start by asking, what is the business problem that needs to be solved?”

Rory’s lecture is being held Thursday 21st April at 5:30pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Woodlane Campus.

If you would like to attend book your free tickets here, but hurry as numbers are limited.

Dawn French ‘According to Yes’

To celebrate the launch of her third novel According To Yes, Dawn French, in partnership with Falmouth University and Penguin Books, invites visual artists from around the world to submit visual artwork to be a part of the official social media campaign around the book’s launch this October.

More information and entry details: Talenthouse

Digital Media success at D&AD, London

We have won a Best in Show for Elena’s work:






MOW [ma:u] is an app, which was designed to solve a problem of the transience of time.

It reminds you to forget for a moment about all your worries and just have a look around, feel your presence and the atmosphere you’re in.

Random notifications emphasise that every moment is special and unique. A continuous curve of time is like a landscape full of peaks, full of moments.

New Blood Festival

One week to go!

The School of Communication Design exhibition stands:
BA(Hons) Creative Advertising
BA(Hons) Digital Media
BA(Hons) Graphic Design
MA Creative Advertising

We hope to see you all there: 30 June to 2 July 2015 (free and open to the public on 1-2 July, 10:30am to 8pm)
Old Spitalfields Market, Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6AA

Cover photograph: D&AD

Falmouth Degree Shows 2015

We are delighted to welcome you to our final year show of BA(Hons) Creative Advertising, BA(Hons) Digital Media, and BA(Hons) Graphic Design. Problem solving, creative risk and professional practice have been at the heart of our students’ education. Qualities that we know will help fuel their exciting careers in the creative industries.

School of Communication Design Show:
5-8 June 2015, Fox 4 Building, Falmouth Campus

Private View: 6-9pm on Friday 5 June 2015

Guardian Clearing Brief 2015 (Deadline 9am, 2 April)

Every year The Guardian newspaper release a clearing special supplement that sits within the main newspaper. Each year they ask one art school to create that front cover. Last year it was Glasgow School of Art, the year before it was LCC and this year they’ve asked Falmouth.

The key message of the cover is to tell prospective students that although they may not have achieved the grades they wanted there’s no need to panic. Therefore possible copy on the cover might be something along the lines of “It’s not too late”, “Don’t panic” etc. The tone of voice should be upbeat and positive.

Although the cover has traditionally been illustrated, they’ve agreed and are excited by the idea of us opening it out to all disciplines. If the work is figurative in nature please include a gender and racial mix.

If selected your work will be on the front cover and you will receive a £450 fee from The Guardian newspaper. If not selected but shortlisted, your work will appear inside the supplement as part of a double page spread showing the shortlisted entries.

For Submission Critia and Timings:

Competition – Hiive Remix

Hiive is a new professional network for the creative industries backed by Creative Skillset.  They are offering three £1500 bursaries for designers/filmmakers/animators to produce personal work.

Hiive is completely free to use and offers a portfolio platform, job opportunities and access to educational courses.

The winners will be picked by a panel from Creative Skillset including David Abraham, Chief Executive of Channel 4.

Entrants just need to submit a brief here []

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Competition Brief:  Hiive Remix

Hiive Remix is all about bringing together cutting edge techniques and classic creative pieces – from paintings to music to film and beyond.

What if Michelangelo had a 3D Printer, Hitchcock had After Effects, or Mozart had an MPC?  Hiive Remix is all about bringing together cutting edge techniques and classic creative pieces. We want to see you take on an artistic institution with a modern skill set and make it yours. You write and pitch the brief and we’ll fund our three favourite submissions with a one-off bursary of £1,500.  The parameters are completely up to you – your medium, your choice of subject and your execution. We’re inspired by the works of the past but want to see a modern creative’s twist on the pieces we know and love.

Enter by leaving your idea/brief into the discussion area or e-mailing your brief to the team at with the subject line ‘Hiive remix.’

Once all the entries are in, our expert panel (including Chief Executive of Channel 4, David Abraham) will pick the winners and you’ll receive funding to carry out the work. We know creatives don’t always have the time to produce personal work – so we’re offering you the chance to do exactly what you want to do, and giving you the budget to do it.  David Abraham is Chief Executive of Channel 4 and sits on the Board of Directors for Creative Skillset. David joined Channel 4 from UKTV where he was appointed Chief Executive in April 2007. During his first year he masterminded the launch of Dave which laid the foundation for rebranding the entire UKTV network.

Interactive Installation: LIGHT FIELD

James Moore (Course Coordinator) and Alcwyn Parker (Lecturer) from BA Digital Media Design have been creating an installation for the Truro City of Lights Festival this week.  The project, designed and built by themselves is a reactive lighting installation, which will be featured on the ITV news tonight:

“A memorial wall of light is displayed on a shopping street in Truro, arranged as a field of 30 blooded light pools.  Motion sensors trigger a light when someone walks past it, so pathways, or ‘light trails’, following the movement patterns of pedestrians, are constantly being drawn.

Each individual illumination represents someone from the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry who was killed in WW1. The bulb stays lit for a number of seconds, relative to the age of the deceased, then fades away.  The system simultaneously “speaks” the name of the fallen soldier.”  Press Release

And here are some images, behind the scenes as the project is being built:

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D&AD Global Awards for School

Two students from the School of Communication Design were awarded the coveted yellow pencil at the D&AD Awards last week. The D&AD Awards is recognised globally as the ultimate creative accolade.

Maddie Taylor from MA Creative Advertising impressed judges with her creative response to the brief entitled Mile High Dining by the Radio Advertising Bureau, while Nathan Smith from BA(Hons) Graphic Design won in the Packaging Design category with a brief to redesign the Purdey’s drinks range. Bradley Fletcher from MA Creative Advertising was also nominated and received highly commended on the night.

“We are incredibly proud of our students’ success,” comments Jon Unwin, Director of the School of Communication Design. “It was a real thrill to see them receive their awards on a night that witnessed students collect awards from universities across the world. To end the evening with two yellow pencils and a highly commended is testament to the quality of teaching at Falmouth, and the commitment and talent of our students.”

The ceremony was the final event at the end of the three-day D&AD New Blood exhibition in London. Showcasing the work of students from top universities across the globe, each year 25 Best of New Blood awards are selected by leading professionals, from the thousands of individual student projects presented.

Each of the subject areas within Falmouth’s School of Communication Design (Graphic Design, Digital Media and Creative Advertising) received a Best of New Blood award for an individual student project. The BA(Hons) Illustration course added to Falmouth’s success by winning a further Best of New blood title, combining to make four awards out of 25 delivered.

“The D&AD Best of New Blood awards are the cherries on the cake – for Falmouth University to win four is a wonderful achievement. Most importantly the New Blood event is ultimately a spring-board into industry for our students. Once again their work attracted enormous interest from visiting professionals and has translated into a large number of job opportunities for our students,” adds Jon.

As a footnote to Falmouth’s D&AD New Blood 2014 story, all the creative promotional material and showcasing of the event was produced by the extraordinary talent that is Craig Oldham – one of Falmouth’s Graphic Design graduates.

For more information about courses at the School of Communication Design visit:

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