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

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.

Become a master of destruction, explosions, floods, lighting bolts, and other effects as you learn to create the incredibly realistic effects seen in the latest blockbuster films.

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

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

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

Apply your computer graphics expertise to address challenges in instructional design, engineering, graphic design, cognitive psychology, human factors, visualization, and management and more.

Take advantage of a doctorate to develop expertise in a specific technological area and become an advanced leader, researcher, professor or supervisor in technology.

Minors

Study current and emerging graphics theories and technologies associated with the design, documentation, and manufacture and support of products and related services.

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I’m a very visual, hands-on person. The way Polytechnic gears its courses to be learn-by-doing is absolutely perfect. It’s where I need to be and fit in. Computer Graphics Technology specifically gives me the option to try several different areas, not too narrow, which helps me be well-rounded.
Jacob Leffler
Computer Graphics 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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