CGGT Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

The Master Degree requirements consist of completing 9 courses and a one semester design project over a one year period for a total of 10 courses. 

CORE AREAS
Creative Arts and Design (1 course)
1. FNAR 635: 3D Modeling
Computer Science, Systems and Technology (4 courses)

2. CIS 560: Computer Graphics
3. CIS 562: Computer Animation
4. CIS 660: Advanced Topics in Computer Graphics and Animation
5. Math-based course requirement. Recommended courses include:

  • CIS 561: Physically-Based Rendering
  • CIS 563: Physically-Based Animation
  • CIS 581: Computer Vision
  • CIS 580: Machine Perception
  • CIS 519: Introduction to Machine Learning
  • CIS 520: Machine Learning
  • ENM 503: Introduction to Probability & Statistics
Business and Entrepreneurship (1 course)

6. Recommended choices include:

  • EAS 545: Engineering Entrepreneurship I
  • IPD 515: Product Design
7. GRAPHICS ELECTIVE (1 COURSE)
A graduate-level technical or creative course in the area of graphics or animation.  Approval of the CGGT program director is required.
Courses that can be selected as the Graphics Elective include:
  • CIS 565: GPU Programming
  • CIS 561: Physically-Based Rendering
  • CIS 563: Physically-Based Animation
  • CIS 770: Graphics-related Special Topics courses
  • FNAR 661: Video1
  • FNAR 567: Computer Animation
  • FNAR 665: Cinema Production
  • FNAR 668: Cinematography
8. TECHNICAL ELECTIVE (1 COURSE)
Any graduate level course in the School of Applied Science and Engineering (SEAS). Approval of the CGGT program director is required.

Recommended choices include:

  • CIS 561: Physically-Based Rendering
  • CIS 563: Physically-Based Animation
  • CIS 770: Graphics-related Special Topics courses
  • CIS 581: Computer Vision
  • CIS 580: Machine Perception
  • CIS 519: Introduction to Machine Learning
  • CIS 520: Machine Learning
  • ESE 505: Control of Systems
  • ESE 619: Model Predictive Control
  • CIS 555: Internet and Web Systems
  • CIS 599: Independent Study
  • CIS 564: Game Design and Development (only offered during the summer term)
9. FREE ELECTIVE (1 COURSE)
Any graduate level course at the University that relates in some way to graphics, animation and/or games. Approval of the CGGT program director is required.

Recommended choices include any of the Graphics Elective, Technical Elective or Business and Entrepreneurship courses listed above as well as :

  • FNAR 536: Digital Figure Modeling 
  • FNAR 653: Advanced Project Animation
  • FNAR 634: Web Design 1
  • EAS 546: Engineering Entrepreneurship II
  • OIDD 662: Enabling Technologies
10. DESIGN PROJECT (1 COURSE)
  • CIS 568: Game Design Practicum
  • CIS 597: Master’s Thesis

Credit for Substantially Similar Coursework at Other Universities

Students enrolled in the program from outside the University who have taken substantially similar coursework at their undergraduate institutions also can petition the program for approval of appropriate course substitutions. Granting of such approvals will be at the Program Director's discretion, and will be made on a case by case basis.

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