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College of Technology

Department of Computer Graphics Technology

The Department of Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) prepares visually oriented students for careers in creating and managing the production of computer graphics within a wide range of industries. Students work collaboratively in computer labs to master graphic techniques, concepts and management skills.

Students begin their study with a college first-year experience that serves as a foundation for the computer graphics technology baccalaureate program.

Successful students will begin to focus on one particular major within CGT: animation, building information modeling, effects technical direction, game studies, human centered design & development, web programming and design, virtual product integration, or visual effects compositing. A senior year capstone project is the culmination of all CGT and Purdue coursework. Students work in a team environment and tackle a real world issue. This project is sponsored by a Purdue faculty member and mentored by an industry partner related to the project. Presentations are given in November and April each semester.

The B.S. in CGT program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATME), www.atmae.org.