Computer Graphics Major

Computer Graphics is a program that focuses on the software, hardware, and mathematical tools used to represent, display, and manipulate topological, two-, and three-dimensional objects on a computer screen and that prepares individuals to function as computer graphics specialists.

Computer Graphics majors and degree programs includes instruction in graphics software and systems; digital multimedia; graphic design; graphics devices, processors, and standards; attributes and transformations; projections; surface identification and rendering; color theory and application; and applicable geometry and algorithms.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Computer Graphics (use the College Search feature and enter "computer graphics” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Computer Graphics?

With a major/degree in Computer Graphics, you can have a career in several different sectors of this field.  Designers use software to create art, animation, and (to some degree) specialist effects.  Graphic coding is another area that you may have an interest in as herein lies the potential to keep web environments fresh for businesses or clients.  There are many opportunities across the advertising, gaming, Internet websites, and video game spectrums.  As well, in pace with today’s work world, remote, consulting, and freelance work tends to offer much job flexibility to the qualified individual with a major/degree in this field.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Computer Graphics

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.



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