Category Archives: MA Communication Design

MA London Trip

This March, as part of their Curate & Build module, the MA Communication Design students travelled up to London to attend a number of exhibitions and workshops. Highlights included the Fear & Love exhibition at the Design Museum, a tour of V&A’s Rapid Response Collection with curator Corinna Gardner, and a trip to the St Bride Foundation to explore their vast typography library and collection.







design museum




Special thanks to Lauren Bassam, Corrina Gardner, and Mick Clayton for hosting us!


Amsterdam studios visits

From 4 April to 8 April 2-17, the MA Communication Design cohort travelled to Amsterdam to visit a number of specialist studios, including: Wonderland, We Are Pi, Haller Brun, Perfect Fools, Havas Lemz, Build in Amsterdam and Droog.

7 Droog

6 Build in Amsterdam

5 Havas Lemz 2

5 Havas Lemz 1

4 Perfect Fools 2

4 Perfect Fools 1

3 Haller Brun 1

2 We Are Pi 1

Special thanks to our friends and partners in the Netherlands for hosting us, and sharing their work, insights, and unique creative methodologies.

1 Wonderland 2

Welcoming new MA course coordinators

Two new course coordinators join the School of Communication Design this term. We’re pleased to welcome Robyn Cook  (MA Communication Design) and Jack Kramer (MA Creative Advertising). Jack will be taking over the post from Chris Waite who is retiring at the end of January. Chris will be greatly missed by staff and students and we wish him all the best for the future.


Jack Kramer is an experienced Creative Director / Art Director, having spent over 25 years in agencies large and small including DDB, Y&R, Bates and Grey.

He’s passionate not just about great ideas, but the craft and execution of those ideas, too. He’s landed over 150 national and international awards, across all media and regularly sits on awards judging panels.

Jack’s experience spans most sectors and channels, including consumer, b2b, digital and design. He joins Falmouth University this month straight from industry bringing current practice and fresh ideas with him


Robyn Cook was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1980.

Since graduating, she has worked as a designer at a number of small award-winning studios, such as Disturbance, and as an art director for larger agencies including Ogilvy & Mather.

After almost 10 years in industry, Robyn moved into academia, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Johannesburg. She has recently completed her PhD, researching post-Marxism, alternative economies, and institution-building in the arts.

Robyn also runs the Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art with co-founder Lauren von Gogh (since 2011). Sober & Lonely are currently working on a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel, The Last Unstitutein association with Botkyrka Konsthall (Sweden).

Robyn Cook


New MA Communication Design course for 2016

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new MA in Communication Design (*subject to validation November 2015). The new course builds on Falmouth’s considerable reputation for excellence in creative practice, proven by our alumni who work in some of the world’s leading design studios and agencies.

Based at the UK’s Number 1 Arts University (Sunday Times League 2015) and in one of the most inspiring and beautiful counties in the country, the course will provide an opportunity for participants to challenge themselves and the subject, through exploration of themes and experiences that provoke change and innovation.

The 45-week full-time postgraduate course starts in September 2016 and will examine the business, craft and boundaries of communication design. It will be based at our multi-million pound centre in Falmouth and is designed to engage students with issues, theories and the making of ideas centred on the contemporary development of the subject. You will be encouraged to evolve and grow your own ideas for future practice and business aims; examining this in the context of learning from the differences and similarities of global studio practice and gaining inspiration from those working at the forefront of communication art and design today.

To facilitate this we will be working with award winning, creative provocateurs and tutors from across the world. This is a distinctive component to the course, as it allows us to examine more global questions that effect personal practice and emergent design cultures. We also invite provocateurs from beyond our immediate subject area, in other arts / science related fields, that seek to create and ignite new insights into the creative process.

The course will also deliver its final show halfway through the last term, so to provide students with a period of critical reflection and review, which is different to many other postgraduate models. Importantly this allows students to take next steps to further their master’s project and personal development, within the actual time frame of their 45 weeks study. This may be through business planning and industry feedback, going on internships to support their new found direction or further testing, promoting and launching of work created.

Head of Subject at Falmouth Bryan Clark notes; “We’re looking to recruit high calibre students to the course; curating a team of great thinkers who will have already graduated in a similar field more recently or have gained experience working in the creative industries and need to turn a new corner. From typography to branding, user experience to design for society, strategic and behavioural studies to critical writing, we want to develop and provoke courageous thinkers, producing globally significant work and entrepreneurial ideas”.

Please contact Bryan Clark in the first instance to find out more about the course and applying for next September’s intake. For those thinking of doing the course, you will have a first degree in a related subject but equally we welcome enquiry from those with degrees in other design and arts fields or the social sciences (subject to interview and experience).

Bryan Clark
Head of Subject
01326 213722

Course Information sheet can be downloaded here.