SMU Guildhall Graduate Catalog Fall 2016 — Cohort 24 - Page 5

Elizabeth Stringer Deputy Director, Academics « DIRECTED FOCUS STUDIES & MASTER’S THESES The highly dynamic video game industry and aim to enrich practical skill with only broad and diverse skillsets but also accompanies MIT projects, further requires developers who possess not deep knowledge and mastery of their craft. To this end, each student is afforded the opportunity to investigate areas of innovative thinking. An academic thesis demonstrating rigorous research, detailed methodology, and critical analysis. personal interest within his or her area We are very proud of our students and individual works which further exercise hard work. Their results are a testimony of specialization, and creates a set of and demonstrate the student’s level of mastery. This catalog showcases two such outlets for these efforts: Directed Focus Studies (DFS) and Master of Interactive Technology (MIT) thesis projects. These portfolio pieces embody a passion to balance beauty with efficiency advising faculty for their many months of to the power of ingenuity and personal discipline. We invite you to discover for yourself the individual creativity and capability of our students.