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, according to The Princeton Review.
Moving up seven places since last year, Falmouth University captured the 24th spot on the international league table, which The Princeton Review reported on March 21. This puts the University at second in the UK and first in England. The full list can be found on the Princeton Review website.
With an abundance of award-winning games being developed every year by our students and graduates, Dr Doug Brown, Dean of Screen, Technology and Performance at Falmouth and a founding figure of the University's Games Academy, said the ranking reflects the innovative nature of the courses within the department.
"This success has been driven by our student teams making and publishing their own indie games and assets in national competitions, as well as our graduates getting jobs both in the AAA games industry and increasingly in its connected industries, which have grown to encompass film and performance through the advent of virtual production technology.
“As we approach 10 years of games at Falmouth, it is now clear the next steps for the department are to build on this opportunity for transferable skills in many different industries, while also maintaining the currency with the games industry, and launching courses relevant to real industry needs.”
The schools [on the list] have first-rate programs in game design. Their facilities are state-of-the-art, and their alumni include many of the industry’s most successful artists, designers, developers, and entrepreneurs.
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on its 2022 survey of administrators at 150 institutions across the globe offering game design courses, majors, or degree programs. The survey collected information in four areas: academics, faculty, technology, and career prospects.
Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief for The Princeton Review said: "We enthusiastically recommend Falmouth University – and all of the outstanding schools on our list for 2023 – to students considering a career in the exciting field of game design.
"The schools have first-rate programs in game design. Their facilities are state-of-the-art, and their alumni include many of the industry’s most successful artists, designers, developers, and entrepreneurs.”
Falmouth’s Games Academy believes that creating unique games means working in a unique way. Across the games and computing courses, we anticipate the future of industry, and draw on skills from across the creative world.