University College Falmouth celebrates record number of graduates
A record number of students will graduate from University
College Falmouth this week, with 645 artists, designers and
media practitioners attending the six graduation ceremonies
at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth on Thursday 21 and Friday
This is the first year since the College was granted the
powers to award its own degrees that all students will graduate
in University College Falmouth's colours of white and
The students will receive BA(Hons) degrees in Broadcasting,
Contemporary Crafts, English with Creative Writing, English
with Media Studies, Film Studies, Fine Art, Garden Design:
Arts & Environment, Graphic Design, History of Modern
Art & Design, Illustration, Journalism, Photography, Spatial
Design: Interior & Landscape, Textile Design and 3D Design
for Sustainability; Postgraduate Diplomas in Creative Advertising;
Postgraduate Diplomas/MAs in Broadcast Journalism, Professional
Writing and Television Production; and MAs in Contemporary
Visual Arts, Illustration: Authorial Practice, Interactive
Art & Design, Photography: Critical Practice and 20th
Century Art & Design: Histories & Theories.
The Guests of Honour will be Professor Stewart Purvis and
Professor Brian Webb on Thursday and Sir Christopher Frayling
Professor Stewart Purvis has had an unrivalled career in
the world of broadcast news. He spent over 31 years at ITN,
where he began as a newsroom journalist and served both as
Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief.
The winner of two British Academy and two Royal Television
Society awards for his production of the live coverage of
the Papal tours of Britain and Poland and the return of the
Falklands Task Force, he became Professor of Television Journalism
at City University in London upon his retirement in 2003 and
now divides his time between academia, media commentary and
consultancy for broadcasters.
Professor Brian Webb is Past President of the Chartered Society
of Designers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He
has received over 100 design awards and produced several books
on British artist designers.
With Webb and Webb Design Ltd, his varied client list includes
the Royal Mail, London Transport, British Airways and the
Foreign Office. His projects have included corporate identity,
promotional literature, postage stamps, environmental graphics
and exhibition design.
Rector and Professor of the Royal College of Art in London,
Sir Christopher Frayling founded the RCA's Department
of Cultural History and established pioneering postgraduate
An historian, critic and awarding-winning radio and television
broadcaster, he has published sixteen books on visual culture,
history and design, and received his knighthood in 2000 for
services to art and design education.
He has held public posts with the Millennium Dome and the
Victoria and Albert Museum, has been Chairman of the Design
Council and is currently Chairman of the Arts Council England.
University College Falmouth is also proud to confer Honorary
Fellowships upon the first of the Leach Pottery's apprentices,
William Marshall, for his contribution to ceramics, author
of 'The Worst Witch', Jill Murphy, for her contribution
to children's literature, Stella Benjamin for her contribution
to weaving and artist Michael Porter for his contribution
to the artistic and cultural development of Cornwall.
For further information please contact Jilly Easterby, Head
of Public Affairs, University College Falmouth, on 01326 211077
or email email@example.com.
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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