Turn your passion into your profession

Video games are a $100 billion industry. You can be a part of it by joining the #1 Graduate Program for Game Design! Game developers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, as it takes many perspectives and skillsets to create a game that looks great, works well, and resonates with a wide variety of players. 

Can you imagine...

  • Working in a game studio making the next big title?
  • Designing apps for tech companies?
  • Developing gamification platforms for educational institutions?
  • Creating interactive technology for fields including medicine, military, and beyond?
  • Working in animation, marketing or design?

What specialization is right for you?

A day in the life of a Guildhall student 


Become a Game Changer

SMU Guildhall blends first-class education with a project based curriculum to give you the experience to break into this exciting industry. Apply to SMU Guildhall today to join our elite ranks. We'll equip you with a master's video game design degree or professional certificate and the skills you need to succeed as an artist, designer, producer or programmer. Contact us if you have any questions about SMU Guildhall admissions or our application process.

Application Deadlines for Fall 2017:

  • December 1, 2016 (early)
  • February 15, 2017
  • March 15, 2017
  • April 15, 2017

Start your application