Games Academy

Welcome to the Games Academy

We create real games and digital products every day, using professional-standard studios and equipment. You’ll learn from tutors with experience at companies like EA Games and Square-Enix, and develop industry-level creative and technical skills.

Ranked in top

17

Games Schools Worldwide*

Creating unique games means working in a unique way. So we anticipate the future of the games and computing industry, and collaborate with skill sets from across the creative world.

As a game, app or immersive content developer, you’ll have the chance to work with actors in motion capture suites, game artists, writers, composers, and business experts who can train you to market and profit from your games while you’re studying.

Falmouth University's Games Academy was *ranked in the top 17 games schools worldwide by the Princeton Review.

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Games Academy courses

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence for Games MSc

Break new ground in the application of AI for games. Do you want to explore the applications of...

Artificial Intelligence for Games MSc
Computer code
Computer code

Computer Science BSc(Hons)

New immersive realities, data-rich interactions, automations and ever-more ubiquitous systems are sh...

Computer Science BSc(Hons)
VR Virtual Reality student
VR Virtual Reality student

Computing for Games BSc(Hons)

Learn how to shape the games of the future by studying game development through the lens of computer...

Computing for Games BSc(Hons)
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Esports

Esports & Livestreaming BA(Hons)

Immerse yourself in Esports culture on this degree, which offers a unique opportunity to be at the f...

Esports & Livestreaming BA(Hons)
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Game Animation 2024

Game Animation BA(Hons)

Gain experience of working to a real-time animation pipeline and graduate with a rich portfolio of w...

Game Animation BA(Hons)
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Game Art 2024

Game Art BA(Hons)

Work in multi-skilled collaborative teams and graduate as a confident, industry-ready game artist. ...

Game Art BA(Hons)
Game Art
Game Art

Game Art MA

Are you an artist with a passion for games? Do you want to develop your skills to meet the challenge...

Game Art MA
Game Design
Game Design

Game Design MA

Are you passionate about games and keen to make them better? Do you feel curious about what makes a ...

Game Design MA
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Game Development BA(Hons)

Join a community of people who have a passion for games. From day one, you’ll work as you would wi...

Game Development BA(Hons)
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Games Academy student working at computer

Game Programming MSc

Get the edge in the highly competitive games industry by learning technical, creative and profession...

Game Programming MSc
Indie Game Development
Indie Game Development

Indie Game Development MA (Online)

Become a confident and daring indie game developer, producing vibrant and engaging experiences for g...

Indie Game Development MA (Online)
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Illustration students working in a classroom
Illustration students

Integrated Foundation Year BA/BSc(Hons)

Explore your creativity and expand your professional skills by entering the creative industries on a...

Integrated Foundation Year BA/BSc(Hons)
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Robotics 2024

Robotics BSc(Hons)

Explore the world of artificial intelligence and create interactive robots that respond to the chall...

Robotics BSc(Hons)
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Games Jam 2020

Software Engineering BSc(Hons)

Use your talents for creative problem solving and lateral thinking to excel on this BSc Software Eng...

Software Engineering BSc(Hons)
UX Design
UX Design

User Experience Design MA (Online)

Learn how to apply key principles of user-centered design to create original work based on your own ...

User Experience Design MA (Online)
Games Academy at Falmouth University

We're an Educational Affiliate of the British Computer Society

The Games Academy is an affiliate of the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT. This means our computing qualifications are continually reviewed and updated to meet the needs and demands of the future workforce.

Additionally, qualifications we offer that are accredited by the BCS are aligned with the SFIA global IT skills framework, allowing you to progress and translate your competencies to companies operating all over the world.

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Explore our facilities

Our students prepare for the industry in one of the largest dedicated game development studio spaces of any UK university. The Games Academy offers access to spacious, team-focused, professional-standard studios; as well as a dedicated craft room, breakout spaces, and a range of industry-standard software, management tools and game engines. 

Find out more


"As a student at Falmouth University I consider it a key part of the journey that got me to where I am now, and although this was before digital studies were taught there, I have been very impressed with the facilities, staff and students I have met when returning in more recent times. I’m really quite jealous of what is happening there now!"

Rex Crowle

BAFTA Winning Game Artist and Designer, Media Molecule

 

Explore our games

Working in professional studios and learning from industry leaders means our students are making real games from year one. You can play some of our student-made games below or you find more here.

Dr Bounce game
Dr Bounce game

Dr Bounce

Play as Milo R.E Bound, a child scientist who must bounce his way through a slime infested lab to save his mother.

Dr Bounce
grabage

Grabage

Play as a mischievous, trash-hoarding racoon in Grabage - a 3D free-for-all multiplayer platformer. 

Grabage
Penguin Village

Penguin Village

Penguin Village is a social simulation game in which you interact with friendly penguins who need your help.

Penguin Village
Seal Ordeal game
Seal Ordeal game

Seal Ordeal

Bounce into a delightful adventure with Seal Ordeal, a 3D retro-inspired cosy platformer that puts you in the flippers of an adorable seal! 

Seal Ordeal
Squeak your last game
Squeak your last game

Squeak Your Last

In this local co-op puzzle-platformer, grab a friend and become Salt and Pepper, the twin assassin mice of prophecy.

Squeak Your Last
VOID game

V.O.I.D

Play as Gin, a skilled Engineer tasked by the Monarch to investigate an abandoned research facility known as The Cradle.

V.O.I.D

News from our community

Game Art student working at computer
Game Art student working at computer

Why I chose to study in Falmouth’s Games Academy

08 May 2024

As an international student, diving into the university admission process in England was like steppi...

Why I chose to study in Falmouth’s Games Academy
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Five Falmouth students made the Grads in Games Search for a Star and Rising Star finals

16 April 2024

Falmouth University Games Academy students Brandon Chadwick, Faith Hamil, Samual Wood, Robert Turner...

Five Falmouth students made the Grads in Games Search for a Star and Rising Star finals
Tony Pellicone

Dr Tony Pellicone: my top five favourite games

10 April 2024

One of the simplest joys of loving games is talking about your favourite games – the ones that sta...

Dr Tony Pellicone: my top five favourite games
Animated robot chasing a bunny
Game Art Survival Of The Cutest - Away From Home Games

Falmouth University makes The Princeton Review list of Top 50 undergraduate schools for Game Design 2024 

28 March 2024

Falmouth has been ranked 17th in The Princeton Review's list of the Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for...

Falmouth University makes The Princeton Review list of Top 50 undergraduate schools for Game Design 2024 
Games student smiling and working on artwork on a computer screen.
Games Academy student smiling working

Computing lecturer Joseph Walton-Rivers talks coding and creativity

26 March 2024

One of the biggest misconceptions about coding or programming is that it is not a creative disciplin...

Computing lecturer Joseph Walton-Rivers talks coding and creativity
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Falmouth University retains world-class position in the 2023 Rookies Rankings

28 February 2024

Falmouth University has been ranked as a top 10 creative schools in the UK, and top 50 in the 2023 R...

Falmouth University retains world-class position in the 2023 Rookies Rankings
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An interview with Sally Blake, award-winning video game producer and advocate for women in games

26 February 2024

We chatted to Sally Blake, award-winning video game producer and advocate for women in games, about ...

An interview with Sally Blake, award-winning video game producer and advocate for women in games
A head and shoulders photo Indie Game Development graduate Georgi Tsaklev
Georgi Tsaklev

Indie Game Development graduate debuts innovative product on Unity Asset Store

07 December 2023

Glasgow-based software developer Georgi Tsaklev – a 2023 graduate of Falmouth’s online Indie Gam...

Indie Game Development graduate debuts innovative product on Unity Asset Store
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Game On! BBC Children in Need

Falmouth University’s gaming community to join live ‘Game On!’ fundraiser for BBC Children in Need

10 November 2023

Gaming and esports enthusiasts from Falmouth University are joining forces to take part in 'Game On!...

Falmouth University’s gaming community to join live ‘Game On!’ fundraiser for BBC Children in Need
A portrait of User Experience Design student Camilla Wong
Camilla Wong

Meet Fintech Rising Star Camilla Wong

13 July 2023

Taking the fintech world by storm, User Experience Design MA (Online) student Camilla Wong was named...

Meet Fintech Rising Star Camilla Wong
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Knights of Borria - Leximan

Knights of Borria set to launch new game ‘Leximan’ with major European publisher

19 June 2023

Falmouth University game studio Knights of Borria to launch new game 'Leximan' with publisher Marvel...

Knights of Borria set to launch new game ‘Leximan’ with major European publisher
UX Design online tutor Cralos stood next to an airplane engine
Carlos Lima Santana at work

An interview with Carlos Lima Santana, Digital Product Designer at British Airways

16 June 2023

Carlos Lima Santana is a senior product designer and user experience (UX) design expert. With over a...

An interview with Carlos Lima Santana, Digital Product Designer at British Airways
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Falmouth Showcase 2023: A celebration of our graduating talent

02 June 2023

Congratulations to our class of 2023!

Falmouth Showcase 2023: A celebration of our graduating talent
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Game Art student drawing on screen

The difference between studying Game Art and Game Development: Art

18 April 2023

With two Game Art undergraduate degrees within the Games Academy, you might need a hand picking betw...

The difference between studying Game Art and Game Development: Art
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Tremenheere Collaboration - Team

Enhancing Tremenheere's sculpture trail with augmented reality

28 March 2023

Academics in augmented reality at Falmouth University are collaborating with Tremenheere Sculpture G...

Enhancing Tremenheere's sculpture trail with augmented reality
Game art of a spaceship going thought space
Games Academy Leviathan spaceship

Falmouth University listed as top 25 in the world for game design

22 March 2023

Falmouth University is one of the top 25 undergraduate schools in the world for game design, accordi...

Falmouth University listed as top 25 in the world for game design
Indie Game Development online tutor Matt Osbond
Matt Osbond

An interview with Matt Osbond: Principal Technical Art Director at Xbox

20 March 2023

Matt Osbond is no stranger to legendary game franchises. Having worked as a Technical Artist on awar...

An interview with Matt Osbond: Principal Technical Art Director at Xbox
Elliott Dodsworth standing next to his visually impaired father
Elliott Dodsworth

Game project with visually impaired accessibility at the core awarded funding by UK Games Fund

07 February 2023

Game developer and MA Indie Game Development (Online) student Elliott Dodsworth is developing an acc...

Game project with visually impaired accessibility at the core awarded funding by UK Games Fund
A crowd of students in the Games Academy with computers
Games Jam 2020

The Games Academy prepares for 2023 Global Game Jam

01 February 2023

Book your spot to join Falmouth University's Games Academy for the Global Game Jam event this weeken...

The Games Academy prepares for 2023 Global Game Jam
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Ones to Watch: Ludophoria

31 January 2023

We talk to game studio Ludophoria about their time at the Games Academy, their dynamic working as a ...

Ones to Watch: Ludophoria
Goonhilly
Goonhilly

Space exploration virtual reality experience set to launch

11 January 2023

A VR space exploration experience created by students from Falmouth University and Truro & Penwith C...

Space exploration virtual reality experience set to launch