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Field of Study: Computer Graphics


Computer graphics programs prepare people to use computers to create 3-D technology, animation, and other special effects in films, games, and the Internet.



Computer graphics programs include topics such as:

  • Graphics software and systems
  • Digital multimedia
  • Graphic design
  • Color theory and application
  • Geometry and algorithms

Many community colleges and 2-year schools offer associate degree programs in computer graphics. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in computer graphics. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Several universities offer graduate degrees in computer graphics. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.