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.

Animated interior with kitchen and armchair

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.

Games Academy at Falmouth University

Games Academy courses

Three people standing in a dark space framed by lines of light
AI for games 2022 resized

Artificial Intelligence for Games MSc

Are you fascinated by artificial intelligence? Do you want to explore the applications of AI in game...

Artificial Intelligence for Games MSc
Student with VR set and hand controller
Computer Science - 2023

Computer Science BSc(Hons)

New immersive realities, data-rich and informed interactions, automations and ever-more connected cl...

Computer Science BSc(Hons)
Computing For Games BSc(Hons)
Computing For Games_2022

Computing for Games BSc(Hons)

Master the skills needed to shape the games of the future by studying games through the lens of comp...

Computing for Games BSc(Hons)
Student stood in front of large screen with code and graphs on
Data Science - 2023

Data Science BSc(Hons)

Give yourself the professional edge with a course that delivers an impressive combination of technic...

Data Science BSc(Hons)
Esports students stood in front of digital screens with cameras
Esports 2023 resized

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)
Animation of robot and monkey character in wasteland setting
Game Animation - 2023

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)
Animation of red wooden house on stilts
Game Art - 2023

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 student
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 Ma 2022
Game Design Ma 2022

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
Games student working on digital game artwork on a screen.
Games Academy Slideshow 03

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)
Hands typing on a keyboard with playstation controllers on the table
Indie Game Controllers

Game Programming MSc

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

Game Programming MSc
Student wearing VR set
Immersive Computing - 2023

Immersive Computing BSc(Hons)

New immersive realities, data-rich and informed interactions, automations and ever-more connected cl...

Immersive Computing BSc(Hons)
Falmouth University Games Academy students standing in front of a large dinosaur model
Indie Game Development Msc 2022

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)
Illustration students in busy studio at desks drawing.
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)
Student at desk working with robotic equipment
Robotics - 2023

Robotics BSc(Hons)

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

Robotics BSc(Hons)
website layout plans on paper with hands and pens
User Experience Design Ma 2022

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)

"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

 

Games Academy facilities

Our students prepare for the industry in one of the largest dedicated game development studio spaces of any UK university.

Explore Games Academy facilities
Two Robotics students operating a small robot with a laptop

News

Games academy students sit side-by-side looking at computer screens
GA students

Falmouth University’s Games Academy climbs The Rookies World Rankings list

30 September 2022

Falmouth’s prestigious Games Academy is once again making waves in the creative industries as glob...

Falmouth University’s Games Academy climbs The Rookies World Rankings list
MA UX Design graduate Jack Jenkins sitting in his home office
MA UX Design graduate Jack Jenkins

Graduate spotlight: a UX Designer with ambition in abundance

01 September 2022

MA User Experience Design (Online) graduate Jack Jenkins is always creating. With a CV full of impre...

Graduate spotlight: a UX Designer with ambition in abundance
Two students stand in front of a whiteboard scrutinizing a piece of paper. A student sits in the foreground working on a laptop.
Spaceport team

Mission Possible: Falmouth students unveil VR rocket launch experience

11 August 2022

A group of students in Cornwall have launched the first iteration of a brand-new educational VR expe...

Mission Possible: Falmouth students unveil VR rocket launch experience
The letter R in purple - 'The Rookies' logo
Rookie award

Support the Falmouth students shortlisted at the 2022 Rookie Awards

21 July 2022

Three Games Academy student teams have secured positions as finalists in the 2022 Rookies Award...

Support the Falmouth students shortlisted at the 2022 Rookie Awards
MA Indie Game Development (Online) module leader Matty McGrory
Matty McGrory

An interview with: Matty McGrory – module leader, MA Indie Game Development (Online)

14 July 2022

Matty McGrory is a senior gameplay designer, lecturer and module leader on our online master’s deg...

An interview with: Matty McGrory – module leader, MA Indie Game Development (Online)
Two characters from opposing teams on the FPS game Blade Gunners. One man wears blue, the other purple. Both carry guns
Game art Blade Gunners

Student projects celebrated at 2022 Games Expo

06 June 2022

The Falmouth Games Academy have celebrated the end of the academic year in style with the latest ite...

Student projects celebrated at 2022 Games Expo
Logo for the Falmouth Showcase 2022
Showcase 2022

The Falmouth Showcase is coming: 21-26 May 2022

10 May 2022

Hungry for inspiration? On the hunt for fresh talent? Discover our next generation of incredible cre...

The Falmouth Showcase is coming: 21-26 May 2022
User Experience Design online students inside the Games Academy
User Experience Design face to face event

Online UX Design students revel in collaborative workshops with industry leaders

22 April 2022

Students on Falmouth's online master's course in user experience design recently met up in person fo...

Online UX Design students revel in collaborative workshops with industry leaders
A group of Roblox avatars stand together in a virtual cityscape
Roblox cropped

Student secures internship with gaming giant Roblox

19 April 2022

First year Game Development student James Cox has been accepted onto the accelerator programme for R...

Student secures internship with gaming giant Roblox
Games academy students sit side-by-side looking at computer screens
GA students

Games Academy ranked alongside the best in the world

29 March 2022

Falmouth University’s Games Academy has once again secured a place on the Princeton Review’s lis...

Games Academy ranked alongside the best in the world
Josh and his daughter
Josh Brough

Emotional maturity and thinking deeply: How studying an online MA has helped this UX Design student to thrive

04 March 2022

UX Design student Josh Brough has recently secured a job at Cornwall fashion and lifestyle brand Sea...

Emotional maturity and thinking deeply: How studying an online MA has helped this UX Design student to thrive
Photo of Game Development graduate Madison Riley
Madison Riley

How the Games Academy helped this graduate realise her creative potential

17 February 2022

Madison Riley tells us how her degree helped her accelerate into the games industry.  ...

How the Games Academy helped this graduate realise her creative potential
A student creates a digital drawing
Game Jam Drawer

Students level up at the Global Game Jam 2022

10 February 2022

Games Academy students co-created games with gamers worldwide as part of the 2022 Global Game Jam. ...

Students level up at the Global Game Jam 2022
Gaming company character standing in front of a rainbow
Dull Dude logo

Indie Game Development lecturer scores prestigious funding for indie game company

11 January 2022

MA Indie Game Development (online) Senior Lecturer Iain Lobb has been awarded funding by t...

Indie Game Development lecturer scores prestigious funding for indie game company
Women In Esports 1
Women In Esports 1

Widening participation in Esports: in conversation with Elise Dennis

08 December 2021

Elise Dennis is a final year Game Development student and a professional esports player. Here, she d...

Widening participation in Esports: in conversation with Elise Dennis
Image of game cover for Sol 705 - we see an old man with a telescope, a girl with blonde hair and purple streaks and a cat.
Sol705 Cover

Indie Game Development student shortlisted at national game awards

18 November 2021

MA Indie Game Development online student Patricio Land was nominated in the Best Entertainment Game ...

Indie Game Development student shortlisted at national game awards
Kaya 1
Kaya 1

Games Academy on a hot streak as student team wins funding from Tranzfuser for third year running

05 November 2021

Falmouth student gaming team Meteorite Media have received development funding from industry leading...

Games Academy on a hot streak as student team wins funding from Tranzfuser for third year running
Game art from Inifinite Bounty. Characters are a selection of aliens
Inifinite Bounty Character

Falmouth is one of the world’s best universities for Creative Media and Entertainment

12 October 2021

The Rookies ranks Falmouth as one of the top universities for creative media & entertainment, ga...

Falmouth is one of the world’s best universities for Creative Media and Entertainment
A monster wearing a tooth necklace
Phuong New

Student work celebrated at Falmouth Games Expo

30 June 2021

The Games Academy has brought the curtain down on a productive academic year with their annual celeb...

Student work celebrated at Falmouth Games Expo
Games Academy students wearing a VR headset in front of an orange background
Vr Ga New

Falmouth’s Games Academy moves up the global top 50 table

26 March 2021

The Games Academy has moved up the list of the best places in the world to study games design. At nu...

Falmouth’s Games Academy moves up the global top 50 table