Become a Game Changer

SMU Guildhall was created by industry veterans to prepare the next generation of game developers. We prepare our students for successful careers like:

  • Creating the next big console, PC, mobile, or VR/AR/MR game
  • Developing gamification and tech platforms for education, business, medicine, or military
  • UX, motion capture, animation, marketing, interactive media, or digital art and design
  • And more!

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Turn Your Passion Into A Profession

Video games are a $250 billion industry, expected to grow to $360 billion and 3 billion users by 2027. You can be part of it!

With our Master's degree and professional certificate programs, SMU Guildhall blends first-class education with project-based curriculum to give you the experience needed to break into this exciting and evolving field.

Apply to SMU Guildhall and join our elite ranks of artists, designers, producers, and programmers.

Application deadlines for Fall 2024:

  • December 1, 2023 (early)
  • February 15, 2024 (regular)
  • March 15, 2024 (extended)
  • April 15, 2024 (final)

SMU Guildhall utilizes rolling admission dates in order to allow applicants ample time to work on their portfolio submissions. However, our cohorts fill up very quickly, so we recommend applying as early as possible.

Contact us if you have questions about admissions or our application process.