Falmouth University has been ranked as one of the best places in the world to study game design.

The university’s Games Academy has again secured a place on the Princeton Review 2022, alongside US-based heavy hitters including New York University, University of Southern California and Silicon Valley University.

The university is ranked top in England, #2 in the UK and #32 in the world.

Recently, Academy students scooped a UK Games Fund Tranzfuser Enterprise Pathway Award for the third consecutive year. In September, the Academy is set to launch a new BA in Esports, as it emerges that the UK esports sector supported over £111.5 million in Gross Value Added in 2019 (representing 8% of the global market).

Falmouth University’s Provost, Professor Eunice Ma said: It’s an honour to be recognised in Princeton Review’s 2022 list and we’re excited that our Games Academy continues to grow and go from strength to strength.”

Director of the Games Academy, Dr Douglas Brown, added: “This is a boon for the creative, entrepreneurial talent thriving at the Games Academy; our community is part of a wider trend in our county which has seen our creative economy balloon to £2.73 billion.

“With the games industry now outstripping the film industry in terms of economic value, and game development tools being co-opted for uses far beyond the traditional entertainment games world we can expect to see more demand for designers, developers and creatives in order to meet the global demand for exciting, innovative games.”