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"The Guildhall has been a crucial step for me in getting to where I am today. It got me prepared enough to get into the game industry."
Environment Artist/Fishmonger at Airship Syndicate
"Guildhall had a hands on approach to making games, which I really liked as opposed to studying theoretical concepts. The Guildhall taught me perseverance. It had a huge impact on my life."
Producer/Technical Project Manager at Epic Games
"The impact is immeasurable. I wouldn't be in the industry today had it not been for the Guildhall. Everything would be different. It was a huge turning point in my life."
Shader FX Artist, Bungie
"The Guildhall helped me learn how to communicate with other disciplines to express my ideas. Collaborative work really translated well from the Guildhall to the industry."
Game Designer at Gearbox Software
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We can help you achieve a rewarding career in the video game industry. SMU Guildhall provides a top-ranked education, and our students and alumni are highly sought for art, design, production, and programming positions at game studios and technology companies worldwide.
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