A showcase of student work

SMU Guildhall Exhibition includes demonstrations of Team Game Projects created by current students, presentations of highlighted independent student work, and a celebration of the achievements of our graduating cohort.

Our Fall 2016 SMU Guildhall Exhibition will take place on December 16, 2016.

Location: SMU Guildhall — SMU-in-Plano, Building 2 — 5232 Tennyson Parkway, Plano, TX 75024

SMU Guildhall Exhibition Schedule

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our students and play their games!
Events listed below are open to the public*:

  • 2:30-4pm: Exhibition of student games
  • 4-5pm: Honors Awards
  • 5-5:30pm: Capstone Team Games Presentations


Graduate Reception & Twitch Broadcast

Aaron Thibault

An invitation-only reception for the graduating cohort and their guests will be held from 5:30-8:00pm following Exhibition.

Keynote: Aaron Thibault — VP of Product Development & EP, Gearbox Software

Best known for the Borderlands series of games, Aaron leads production on multiple projects in an independent studio system of more than 300 talented team members. Since early 2007, Aaron has provided executive direction and leadership in all facets of video game production at Gearbox Software. He has 20 years’ experience making games and educating young game developers, prior to which he worked in urban music promotions and production on national campaigns and new artist development. Aaron frequently speaks about video game leadership and production at The Game Developers Conference, has chaired conferences for The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and works closely with universities to build game based programs. He serves on multiple Boards and Oversight Committees at nonprofit and educational institutions to promote the creation of lifelong career paths in video game development. 


Watch the reception LIVE on our Twitch channel starting at 6:15pm 




Formal convocation on the SMU Dallas campus is Saturday, December 17th. Graduating students will be contacted with detailed information about convocation, including the schedule, location, ordering their diploma, tickets, and regalia, and more.


Questions? Call us at (214) 768-9950 or email us.



Cohort 24 Graduate Catalog

This interactive catalog showcases the work of our Cohort 24 graduates, including their individual Master's Theses and Directed Focus Studies, as well as their cohort's capstone team game.


Cohort 23 Catalog

Cohort 22 Catalog