This is an interdisciplinary concentration that combines graphics courses in our department with courses from other disciplines that require intensive computer graphics software. The computer science courses focus on programming a graphics API and the underlying algorithms, and the interdisciplinary courses focus on the application of these skills to a related field (e.g., professional art programs and geoinformation systems). Identified skills for students in this concentration include:
- The ability to solve difficult problems and implement solutions to those problems
- Experience working together as a team
- Learning aesthetic and graphic design principles within both a 2D and 3D environment
- Understanding of basic computer graphic algorithms (e.g. basic animation techniques, z-buffering, double buffering, raster manipulation, shading models, ray tracing, hidden surface removal, rasterization techniques, projection, transformations, etc.)
- Strengthening C programming skills
The Undergraduate Catalog details specifics about course requirements and sequencing.