Computer Graphics Technology

About the computer graphics technology major

Computer graphics technology (CGT) integrates the study of visual communication and applied technology. Concentrations are offered in animation/spatial graphics and interactive multimedia development.

Computer graphics skills are used in virtually any industry. Some professional titles include: multimedia developer, graphic designer, digital animator, technical illustrator, web developer, 3D production artist, etc. Technologies in applied computer graphics are consistently reviewed to provide current, relevant education and training.   

Skills and abilities this major develops: artistic ability, creativity, analytical skills, computer skills, teamwork, time management, and communication skills.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Design for visualization and communication
  • Digital lighting and rendering
  • Interactive multimedia design
  • Senior design project
  • Website design

Possible careers

  • 3D production artist
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • Graphic designer
  • Event marketing coordinator
  • Multimedia designer
  • News graphics artist
  • Web designer

Where could I work?

  • Higher education
  • iSalus Healthcare
  • Levementum
  • Media outlets
  • VisionThree
  • Xylem Marketing 

Arts, Humanities, and Human Services Cluster

This major is part of the Arts, Humanities, and Human Services (AHHS) cluster. The AHHS cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in art and design, education, general studies, journalism, liberal arts, and social work. The AHHS cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools. 

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