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Computer Graphics Technology

The Department of Computer Graphics Technology touches all aspects of computer graphics, from animation to scientific visualization, and from user experience to game studies. Research projects on these topics push the boundaries of how the medium can be used, while the variety of degree options to prepare students to be practitioners and managers in an array of computer graphics-related careers.

With eight areas of specialization to choose from, undergraduate computer graphics students can align their plan of study with their talents. Real-world projects and research opportunities help students put theories into practice.

Undergraduate Majors

All undergraduate majors are part of the Computer Graphics Technology Program

From the latest blockbuster film to the most complex scientific analysis, computer animation brings ideas and concepts to life.

 

User experience (UX) encompasses every aspect of a user's interaction with a web site or a product. UX designers aim to create products that not only work reliably but also provide a fun and pleasant user experience.

Prepare for a career that is helping revolutionize the architecture, engineering and construction industry using information-rich models to assist in the planning, design, construction, and management of building and infrastructure projects.

Enhance the design, manufacture, and marketing of products through 3D modeling, database management, simulations and renderings.

Learn the art and science of representing data-rich information in a format that enables users to understand, use, communicate, and take action.

Learn to combine animation, visual effects, and video to create highly graphical videos for episodic television and films.

From education to entertainment, focus on new techniques and best practices to bring new worlds to life on a variety of platforms.

Learn the concepts and tools necessary to create dynamic, interactive and secure web sites and mobile applications.

Two degrees in five years: earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer graphics technology in only five years with a special plan of study.

Graduate Programs

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My Purdue coursework included projects that spanned multiple weeks with a variety of deliverables, and completing the work successfully required teamwork. This is exactly how the real world works.
Karen Waldenmeyer
BS, ’08, Computer Graphics Technology; MS, ’10, Technology
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Computer Graphics Technology Department

Knoy Hall
Room 363
401 N. Grant St. 
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: 765-494-7505
Email: cgtinfo@purdue.edu

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