BA (Hons) Game Development

Turn your love for games into a career and become part of a thriving global gaming industry.

If your ambition is to make games, then this course, run 
in conjunction with creative industry leaders Falmouth University and taught from our ACM London Campus, builds the skills you need to fulfil that dream and carve out a career in gaming.

Whether you want to be a programmer, a designer, an artist, or sound designer, you can put your knowledge into practice with your fellow students, supported by tutors who are working at the heart of the gaming industry.

You’ll make completed, publishable games, using an interdisciplinary approach that distinguishes this Game Development course from the rest. Supported by our world-class teaching faculty and Industry Link teams, you’ll gain exactly the type of experience needed for employment in the games industry or to start up your own independent game development studio.

ACM London Degrees are validated and awarded by Falmouth University, which has been ranked gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the new classification of degree teaching standards. Gold is reserved for institutions where teaching, retention and graduate outcomes are consistently outstanding and are of the highest quality found in the UK.

Falmouth University has a 115 year history at the leading edge of creativity and is now at the forefront of driving innovation and entrepreneurialism across the creative economy with its mission of “doing it for real”.


Course Overview

Throughout the course, you’ll learn about the commerce, theory and design of digital games. As you progress and
in true ACM style, project teamwork will be at the heart of your learning experience, as recommended by the creative industry. You’ll also be paired with an expert Mentor, who’ll offer a unique insight into the industry and help you build contacts.

All of the knowledge acquired along the way is complemented by the development of skills that are gained in your specialist area. There are four to choose from (art, audio, design or programming), given the diversity of the gaming industry.

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The programme will run subject to the approval of Falmouth University. Module Structure and Content is indicative and may change, in which case, we will update this page with the latest information.

Ready for ACM?

Jump over to our Apply Now page, select the relevant course and fill in our online form. Good luck!

Course Details

Campus based, full-time.
London | 3 Years

Degree 360 Credits

UCAS Institution Code: A48
BA (Hons) Game Development
Course codes: Art – GDAR | Audio – GDAU | Design – GDDS | Programming – GAPR

Entry Requirements

All candidates may be required to attend an audition / interview.


Minimum age 18

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points for entry to undergraduate courses, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma. You can check how many points your qualifications are worth using the online UCAS Tariff Calculator.

We normally require Grade C/4 GCSE (or an equivalent qualification) in English. Candidates should be capable of using the English language fluently, and able to structure arguments and present evidence to a standard appropriate to study at Level ‘4’. Where the application materials appear insufficient to form a clear judgement on the candidate’s fluency, additional documentary evidence (e.g. recent essays) may be required.

Applicants for whom English is a second language are required to have achieved IELTS level 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent qualification. For details regarding Falmouth University’s language requirements and accepted test certificates click here.

Please note that if you live outside of the EU or EFTA and require a Tier 4 VISA to study in the United Kingdom, we thank you for your interest in ACM but we are unable to accept your application at present for our full time Further Education and Higher Education programmes.

We welcome applications from those who might have completed alternative qualifications and/or have prior experience. In the instance of no Level 3 qualifications being held or the conditions not being met, we will ask for additional material to be submitted in support of your application. Details for this will be provided to you upon successful audition.

Falmouth University

£9,000 per year. Student loans are available.


Important Information

Important information pertaining to your studies and the regulations that govern your studentship can be found on Falmouth University’s website by following this link. In particular, you should note the ‘Student Terms & Conditions’, ‘Academic Regulations’, ‘ACM Student Code of Conduct’, and ‘Academic Integrity Policy’.

If you are dissatisfied with the level of service that you have received with ACM and wish to make a complaint, please read and follow ACM’s Complaints Policy and Procedure, which can be found on Falmouth University’s website at this link.

Fees & financing information can be found here.