Bachelor's Degree in Computer Graphics Technology
Bachelor of Science
Computer Graphics Technology Degree Program Overview
Purdue University Northwest’s Bachelor of Science in computer graphics technology degree program prepares students for industrial careers in the design, development and management of digital products, services, and applications that utilize computer graphics technology.
With nearly every industry benefiting from the use of computer graphics, graduates can pursue careers in a variety of fields.
The faculty of the Computer Information Technology and Graphics department are leaders in their respective disciplines with a wealth of practical experience.
You will be mentored by experienced instructors and train in real-life settings. Meanwhile, you’ll gain a theoretical and hands-on understanding of what it takes to succeed in this dynamic field.
Program Educational Objective One
Learners recognize how their practice and beliefs influence their values and experiences, as well as how their personal behavior affects trust and credibility among their peers.
Program Educational Objective Two
Learners view, interpret, critique and evaluate situations or problems and develop new insights, conceive new or original solutions and make informed judgments and decisions.
Program Educational Objective Three
Learners convey information visually, verbally and in written form that engages and persuades audiences within a variety of contexts.
Program Educational Objective Four
Learners identify and use appropriate methodologies to research, analyze and implement solutions to real-world problems.
Program Educational Objective Five
Learners understand how to apply computing technology to design, develop and create digital products, services and applications that meet the needs of multiple disciplines.
Computer Graphics Technology Major Curriculum
As a computer graphics technology student, you’ll take a balance of general education courses, College of Technology core courses and computer graphics technology courses.
Upon completion of a major core curriculum, students select a series of upper-division courses that advance their skills and knowledge as it relates to a chosen career pathway.
Students are introduced to how digital products, services, and applications that utilize computer graphics technology are designed, developed and managed.
- CGT 10100 – Introduction to Computer Graphics Technology
- CGT 11100 – Designing for Visualization And Communication
- CGT 14100 – Internet Foundations Technologies and Development
Students develop key foundational skills within core competency areas through applied learning activities.
- CGT 21500 – Computer Graphics Programming I
- CGT 24100 – Introduction to Computer Animation
- CGT 25000 – Foundations of Interaction Design
Students transition their foundational skills and knowledge toward a chosen career pathway through a select series of upper-division coursework.
- CGT 34600 – Digital Video And Audio
- CGT 35200 – User Experience Design I
- STAT 30100 – Elementary Statistical Methods
Students advance their professional, technical and creative skills through project-based, real-world learning experiences.
- CGT 41501 – Contemporary Problems In Applied Computer Graphics
- CGT 41600 – Senior Design Project
Computer Graphics Technology Degree Program Highlights
Through conceptual and project-based learning activities students develop professional, technical and creative skills that can be applied across multiple disciplines.
Computer Graphics Technology Degree Program Outcomes
The program prepares graduates to pursue job opportunities in interactive design, user experience design, user interface design, augmented/virtual reality, and web development.
Computer Graphics Technology Degree Program Career Paths
This program prepares you for a range of careers, including:
- Interaction Designer
- User Experience Designer
- User Interface Designer
- Augmented / Virtual Reality
- Web Developer
Computer Graphics Technology Degree Program Employers
Our alumni are employed at corporations and organizations like:
- Apple, Inc.
- Task Force Tips
- Royal & Langnickel
- Axel Products, Inc
- JM2 Web Designers
- Signature Graphics
Computer Graphics Technology Degree Program Scholarships
In addition to the scholarships available to all PNW applicants, students seeking a banking concentration may also apply for program-specific scholarship awards, such as:
- E. Winthrop Taylor Memorial Scholarship
- College of Technology Scholarship
- Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholarship
Computer Graphics Technology Degree Program Beyond the Classroom
With over 80 clubs and groups, students have many opportunities to get involved on campus.
The classes are small, personal and hands-on, you’re able to build connections with your classmates and professors. If you have questions you can actually talk to the professors.
Meet the Faculty
Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in Technology
Ge Jin is a professor of computer graphics technology and computer information technology in the College of Technology. His research and teaching focus on computer graphics, game development and VR.
Associate Professor, Computer Graphics Technology
Michael Alden Roller, Ph.D. is a professional designer, researcher, and consultant focusing on user-centered design and design education. His main areas of expertise fall within two areas: user experience design/research and usability testing and analysis. The objective of his work is to help stakeholders design usable, engaging digital products, services, and applications that elevate brand awareness and cultivate user satisfaction.
Professor, Computer Graphics Technology
Magesh Chandramouli is a Professor of Computer Graphics Technology. His research and teaching focus on computer graphics, 3D modeling, animation, and virtual reality.
Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Graphics Technology at PNW
Purdue University Northwest’s computer graphics technology degree provides students with the skills they need to thrive in fields that utilize computer graphics technology.
To see how a bachelor’s degree in computer graphics technology from PNW opens doors, from corporate boardrooms to non-profit leadership, take the next step today!