The Guild Hall at Southern Methodist University made videogame history by awarding the first ever Masters degrees in videogame development on March 24, 2007.
Twenty-four of 45 students graduating were awarded their Master of Interactive Technology degrees in Digital Game Development.
Randy Pitchford, commencement speaker and President and CEO of Gearbox Software, said, "The granting of advanced degrees from accredited universities is crucial to the future of our industry."
The March 2007 graduating class is the largest to date for the Guildhall at SMU. More than half of these secured jobs prior to graduation.
Since opening its doors in June of 2003, the Guildhall at SMU has awarded four cohorts with graduate certificates.