SMU Guildhall Graduate Catalog Spring 2018 — Cohort 26 - Page 5

Elizabeth Stringer Deputy Director, Academics « DIRECTED FOCUS STUDIES & MASTER’S THESES The highly dynamic video game industry projects, further demonstrating rigorous only broad and diverse skillsets but also critical analysis. requires developers who possess not deep knowledge and mastery of their research, detailed methodology, and craft. To this end, each student is afforded We are very proud of our students and personal interest within his or her area results are a testimony to the power of the opportunity to investigate areas of of specialization, and creates a set of individual works which further exercise 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 and aim to enrich practical skill with innovative thinking. An academic thesis accompanies MIT advising faculty for their hard work. Their ingenuity and personal discipline. We invite you to discover for yourself the creativity and capability of our students.