History of Success



Award Winning for 17 Years

Top Ranked & Globally Recognized, Setting the Bar Since 2003

SMU Guildhall has a rich history of many outstanding milestones, achievements, and awards. Since its genesis, SMU Guildhall has set the bar in game development education. The program’s achievements can be seen in its high-caliber game successes, program and student game awards and contest wins, consistent high rankings among the top graduate game design programs across the world, and graduate job placements among 860+ in-demand alumni who have worked at 270+ studios worldwide.

It’s long held a seat in the Top 10 rankings for game development programs internationally by the Princeton Review, sitting at Number 1 for the previous two years. In addition to its Team Game Production curriculum, the Guildhall has been commended for the high quality of its faculty of industry veterans and professionals as well as its career services achievements.

Here's a sampling of some of our accomplishments: