Computer Graphics and Game Technology, M.Sc.

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University rank #10 (WUR) , PA,
The Computer Graphics and Game Technology program prepares students for positions requiring multidisciplinary skills such as designers, technical animators and directors and game programmers.

About

Interactive entertainment and computer-animated visual effects are now part of our mainstream culture. Creating such computer-generated imagery, however, is no trivial task. It requires a delicate blending of art with science by teams of highly skilled professionals, including artists, animators, writers, designers, engineers and software developers working long hours with cutting-edge technology and tools.

Currently there are very few academic programs at four-year research universities adequately preparing students for such positions. The Master of Science in Engineering in Computer Graphics and Game Technology (CGGT) was created specifically to address this need.

The CGGT program prepares students for positions requiring multidisciplinary skills such as designers, technical animators and directors and game programmers. Students in the CGGT program use the equipment and resources available through the SIG Center for Computer Graphics. Opportunities for specialization are provided in such core areas as art and animation, creative design, animation and simulation technology, human/computer interfaces and production management.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 3D Modeling/Digital Sculpture
  • The Digital Image
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Animation
  • Physically-Based Animation
  • Computational Geometry
  • Game Design and Development
  • Intelligent & Animated Software Agents
  • Digital Figure Modeling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.

Freshman Application Checklist

  • Common Application
  • Penn Writing Supplement
  • SAT or ACT
  • All official secondary school transcripts
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • School Report
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Midyear Report (not required if admitted to Penn Early Decision)
  • Application Fee Waivers can be requested through the Common Application.

Tuition Fee

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    6290 USD/module
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    6290 USD/module
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  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
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