The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University, a graduate video game education program in the United States, made video game history recently when they awarded the first-ever master's degrees in video game development on March 24, 2007. This is the first time for an accredited university to award master's degrees in video game development.
Twenty-four of 45 students graduating in Cohort 5 were awarded their Master of Interactive Technology degrees in Digital Game Development.
The March 2007 graduating class is the largest to date for The Guildhall at SMU. More than half of these students secured jobs prior to graduation and with The Guildhall at SMU's historically high (95%) placement rate, it won't be long before the rest find their niches.
Since opening its doors in June of 2003, The Guildhall at SMU has awarded four cohorts with graduate certificates. In March 2007, the school awarded its first master's degrees. SMU continues to offer the certificate program, from which the remaining 21 Cohort 5 students graduated.
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