Games Courses

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For Game Design in England*

Be at the forefront of the fastest growing form of entertainment with Falmouth’s legendary Games Academy

Make your first move into an industry with three billion active video gamers across the globe, right here at Falmouth. From artists and animators to game programmers and designers, choose your speciality and develop real products with team members who live and breathe games.

You’ll work and hang out in fantastic professional facilities, alongside tutors with experience at companies such as Rare and Square Enix. Join one of the top 25 undergraduate schools for game design in the world*, ranked by The Rookies in multiple areas for gaming excellence, and make your mark on the AAA games industry.

The Princeton Review, 2023

Our Games courses

Need help choosing the right course for you? – contact a Course Advisor

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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)
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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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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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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)

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.BCS educational affiliate logo

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Games Academy facilities

Having studied with professional standard studios and software from day one, Games graduates are prepared to hit the ground running. The Games Academy studios and computer software include Microsoft HoloLens, VR development workstations, Xsens MVN Awinda motion capture suites and audio field recording kit. 

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Work in studios that mirror industry


As a student at the Games Academy, you’ll collaborate with your peers to create distinctive games and compelling immersive experiences while working in studios that mirror an industry environment. Find out how a group of Games Academy graduates went on to launch an independent game development studio.

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Discover what our students do

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Graduate shares her experience as an international student at Falmouth University

30 November 2022

Fern Khaoroptham shares her experience of moving from Thailand to Falmouth to study Game Development...

Graduate shares her experience as an international student at Falmouth University
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Hackathon explores robotic solutions for agricultural sector

25 November 2022

Falmouth University’s Entrepreneurship and Games Academy students collaborated to develop a daffod...

Hackathon explores robotic solutions for agricultural sector
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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
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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
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Goonhilly VR

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
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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

What can you do with a Games degree?

With the evolution of digital technologies, there has never been a better time to study a Games degree. A degree in this subject will open doors for an exciting and potentially lucrative career in a variety of industries. 

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Found the Games or Computing degree for you? Discover our application information, key dates and interview advice.     

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Any questions? 

If you have any questions about our Games or Computing courses, get in touch with our Future Studies Team. 

E: futurestudies@falmouth.ac.uk 

T: +44 (0)1326 254350