SMU Guildhall Portfolio Requirements

Your submitted portfolio demonstrates your creativity and foundational skills in video game design to the Admissions Committee. It will consist of examples* of your work that you feel showcase your talents or an assignment designed for each specialization

*Note: Most applicants do not have experience in the gaming industry, and do not have broad portfolios of game design work. The portfolio assignments are typically the first time that most applicants will touch the various pillars of game design. The portfolio should not be an overwhelming process, but rather an opportunity for creative exploration.

Uploading Your Portfolio

Your portfolio should be uploaded to our online portfolio site. Your application will NOT be reviewed until all non-optional elements have been received.

Accepted file types include:

  • Still images: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif (non-animated), .tif, .tiff, .bmp, .tga
  • Videos: .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, .mkv
  • Archive formats: .zip, .tgz
  • Documents: .pdf, .txt, .docx, .doc


We are available to be of service and to answer your questions as you progress through the application and SMU Guildhall portfolio requirements. If you're in doubt about your ability to complete the portfolio, contact us. We are happy to offer our guidance.