Falmouth University

Penryn, United Kingdom
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From game art and web development to coding and VR, at Falmouth, you’ll get a head start in this competitive industry by creating real games with transdisciplinary teams from across the university.

Get Ready for a Great Career in Gaming

From our outstanding facilities to the chance to collaborate with practitioners across the creative sector and opportunities to meet industry leaders, we’re dedicated to getting our students prepared for employment. Recently, we have seen Games students enjoy considerable success at the GradsinGames 2020 competition, with three graduates placing in the top five. Douglas Brown, Director of the Games Academy said, “These students submitted portfolio pieces which they have been working on alongside and in addition to their full game projects, which only makes this an even more impressive achievement.”

Alumni Success

“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

” The studio space and resources on offer are top-notch. No other university even came close. I believe that without the set up I’d not have been able to grow in the same way. “

– Tom King, BA(Hons) Games Development


Whether you’re working with cutting-edge techniques or traditional tools, Falmouth has everything you need to help you bring your ideas to life.

Spread across two campuses, our facilities and spaces are carefully designed and developed with professional consultation and ongoing investment to ensure that, as a Falmouth graduate, you’re more than equipped to succeed in your chosen profession.

For a full description, visit our website.

Games Academy Facilities

Falmouth has one of the largest dedicated game development studio spaces of any UK university. Our students have 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. 

Our large games development studios are open late during term time, encouraging creative collaborations between students. Students also have access to weekly life drawing sessions, motion capture suits, augmented reality and mixed reality technology, and 3D printers.

Industry-standard tools and software

Available equipment and tools include:

  • Portable VR systems including the Oculus Quest 2
  • Microsoft Hololens and Hololens 2
  • Over 400 high-end computers for development, over half featuring the latest Nvidia RTX graphics cards
  • Wacom Cintiqs and Intuos Pros
  • Sony PlayStation development kits
  • Xsens MVN Awinda motion capture suits
  • Android and iOS mobile development kits
  • Studiobricks voiceover recording studio
  • A range of audio field recording kits
  • A vast equipment stores with loanable items like headphones, game controllers and graphics tablets
  • Electronics and robotics R&D lab

Our software includes:

  • Unity
  • Unreal Engine
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Autodesk MotionBuilder
  • Pixologic ZBrush
  • Algorithmic Substance Suite
  • MVN Studio (motion capture)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • SideFX Houdini
  • Marmoset Toolbag
  • Marvellous Designer
Full Sail University


  • BS in Computing for Games (Hons)
  • BS in Computer Science (Hons)
  • BA in Creative Virtual Reality (Hons)
  • BA in Esports (Hons)
  • BA in Game Animation (Hons)
  • BA in Game Art (Hons)
  • BA in Game Development (Hons)
  • BS in Immersive Computing (Hons)
  • BS in Robotics (Hons)
  • BS in Web Development (Hons)
  • BA/BS in Integrated Foundation Year (Hons)


  • Video Gaming Society
  • Video Game Art Society
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