What can you do with a Games or Computing degree?
Studying a degree in Computing or Games will open doors for an exciting and potentially lucrative career in a variety of industries.
There has never been a better time to study a Computing or Games degree. From the Internet of Things and big data to augmented reality and machine learning, new developments in computing are becoming part of our everyday lives. Not to mention that gaming is the fastest-growing form of entertainment globally, with over 2.5 billion video gamers around the world.
With the evolution of digital technologies, computing graduates are desirable to a range of employers in sectors such as aerospace and defence, cyber security, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications, as well as IT consultancies and IT service providers.
If you’ve always wanted to be a programmer, graphic artist or work for the big names in games, then a degree in a game specialism, such as game design, development or art, can lead to a rewarding career working in the industry.
Our Games and Computing degrees are designed to equip graduates for a broad range of careers. You could become a:
- Data Scientist
- Computer Scientist
- Data Analyst
- App Developers
- AI Programmers
- Software Engineer
- Network Engineer
- IT Consultant
- Chief Technical Officer
- Game Animator
- Game Designer
- 3D Modeller
- XR Specialists
- Machine Learning and AI specialists
Graduates in the spotlight
Our graduates have gone on to carve successful careers in the following roles:
- Game Designer at Supermassive Games
- AI Programmer at Gates of Amenti
- Junior Artist at Stainless Games
- Software Developer at Bluefruit Software
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...
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. ...
Graduate Completes First Game
02 March 2020
It's all go for Game Development graduate Isobel Ackrill, not only has she recently started working ...
Graduate Games Studio Wins National Prize
17 December 2019
Studio Mutiny, a team of Falmouth graduates, has won a major competition and scooped £25,000 from t...
Propelled in to the Real World
13 November 2019
Former BA(Hons) Games Development: Writing student, Arah Collins has made quick progress since gradu...
Student Hired by Supermassive Games
10 June 2019
Landing a role at a leading games company is an accomplishment regardless of where you are in your c...
Jade Ostle's Industry Insights
30 October 2018
After graduating from the Game Development course, Jade Ostle has secured a position as a Graduate L...
Graduate Presents AI Research at Games Conference
24 October 2018
Our Games Academy students work in ways that mirror real games studios and work on projects col...
Further Success for RoBoats
12 October 2018
Following their initial success on the Tranzfuser programme, Game Development team Animal Puree have...
RoBoats Reaps Reward for Game Developers
05 July 2018
Game Development graduates from the Games Academy have won the opportunity to take part in the Tranz...
Knowledge and skills
Our Games and Computing degrees offer the chance to specialise in a particular field, such as Data Science, Robotics or Esports. Through lectures and workshop-based teaching, our students gain professional skills in programming, mixed reality, software engineering, virtual reality, cloud computing, AI, machine learning and design thinking. If you study a Game Art or Game Animation degree, you’ll also build skills in drawing, composition, digital painting, 3D modelling, rigging, motion capture, character art, environment art and concept art.
Our Games Academy is one of the largest dedicated game studio spaces of any UK university. Students have access to industry-standard technology, including portable VR systems, motion capture suits, 3D printers, mobile development kits, HoloLens devices, voiceover recording equipment and robotics R&D labs.
As well as specialist knowledge and skills, students develop a variety of transferable skills that are desirable to a range of employers. These include:
- Leadership skills through project management and collaborative outputs
- Innovative solutions to problem solving and a willingness to take creative risks
- Strong research, observational and analytical skills
- Verbal and written communication skills, including presentation and pitching
- Interpersonal skills through critiques, peer reviews and group tutorials
- Entrepreneurial skills in marketing your work and building professional networks
Our industry-focused Computing and Games degrees offer the chance to create original programs and games while you study. We put a focus on working in multi-skilled teams to realise projects with real commercial potential using approaches that mirror industry practice. Furthermore, several of our Computing degrees facilitate self-directed national and international work placements.
Alongside their studies, students can also build industry networks by taking part in events such as the Global Game Jam and pitch their projects to industry professional at our annual Show and Tell day.
When you study at Falmouth, you have access to our dedicated employability service, RealWORKs. Students can sign up for weekly career workshops and events, take practice interviews and get support on CV writing or even going freelance.
Our Computing & Games courses
Computer Science BSc(Hons)
New immersive realities, data-rich and informed interactions, automations and ever-more connected cl...
Data Science BSc(Hons)
Give yourself the edge with a blend of data science skills and entrepreneurial know-how. You’ll be...
Computing for Games BSc(Hons)
Learn how to shape the games of the future by studying game development through the lens of computer...
Esports & Livestreaming BA(Hons)
Immerse yourself in Esports culture on this degree, which offers a unique opportunity to be at the f...
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 Animation BA(Hons)
Gain experience of working to a real-time animation pipeline and graduate with a rich portfolio of w...
Game Art BA(Hons)
Work in multi-skilled collaborative teams and graduate as a confident, industry-ready game artist. ...
Immersive Computing BSc(Hons)
New immersive realities, data-rich and informed interactions, automations and ever-more connected sy...
Explore the world of artificial intelligence and create interactive robots that respond to the chall...
Integrated Foundation Year BA/BSc(Hons)
Explore your creativity and expand your professional skills by entering the creative industries on a...
Get in touch
If you have any questions about undergraduate study at Falmouth, get in touch with our Future Studies team.
T: +44(0) 1326 254350